Buttigieg: Millennial trailblazer eyeing White House

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Pete Buttigieg: Millennial trailblazer eyeing White House

He was a virtual unknown before 2019, when he served as mayor of a mid-size Midwestern US city. He eschews the overt theatrics so ingrained in today's presidential politics.

They include Joe Biden, the former vice president with an enviable political resume who has been the national frontrunner since entering the race, and Bernie Sanders, the great hope of the party's left wing who narrowly lost the 2016 nomination to Hillary Clinton and is seeking restitution. In an era of toxic division and high-pitched political noise, Buttigieg assures voters his breath-of-fresh-air status is not unique.

Buttigieg has been quick to highlight how he has spent much of his recent Iowa stint seeking to win over counties that voted for Democrat Barack Obama in 2012 but flipped to Trump in 2016. And his failure to gain traction with a crucial Democratic demographic - voters of colour - threatens to negate any momentum coming out of Iowa.But the issue may yet prove a hurdle: by way of illustration, after Iowa's tumultuous vote a viral video captured one Buttigieg supporter asking to change her vote upon realising he was gay - citing her religious beliefs.

 

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this rat hasnt won anything, the democrats havent even released the full results. the whole thing stinks

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