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Who should the Democratic nominee for President in 2020 be?
At 37, he is younger than most other candidates which might make him
to the unique challenges of leadership in a changing world. Whereas his older opponents might be more likely to get stuck in paradigms of the past.
Pete Buttigieg has the branding (which includes the nickname "Mayor Pete") needed to win the General Election. In an age of intense and polarized partisanship on the national level, Mayor Pete presents himself as a
pragmatic leader from the American heartland
who can bridge divides and bring the country together.
Buttigieg is a
good, clear communicator
: communicating well and relating to the American electorate has long been considered a good quality in presidential candidates.
President Obama has described Buttigieg as
the future of the Democratic Party
. As a
successful former leader
, President Obama likely has a good sense for who can be a successful future leader of the country.
openness about his sexual orientation and marriage
serve as a role model for today's LGBTQ+ youth.
As someone whose highest-level of political experience is
as a mayor
, Pete Buttigieg lacks a reputation for federal leadership.
There are many religious and traditional voters who will be alienated by his homosexuality.
Mayor Pete has described himself as a candidate who wants to focus on his
first. This may deter some voters who are much more concerned with the details of the policies candidates would implement.
His opinions on
and his derogatory comments about
student labour activists
may clash with the views of most voting Democrats.
Buttigieg ran for the DNC Chair with the
who lobbies for Insurance and Drug Companies. The American people might not trust his pro Medicare for All stance.
Buttigieg has been identified as a conspirator among the democratic party establishment seeking to
manipulate the election against Bernie's favor
. A person who does not support free and fair elections should not lead a democracy.
support for "All Lives Matter"
will undoubtedly put into question the ability of the DNC's base to rally around him.
Some of Mayor Pete's constituents don't feel that he has fulfilled his promises in
. This raises concerns that if he can't successfully carry out plans in his small city, he could not successfully govern the entire nation.
Pete has been accused of
not caring about poor people
by acting dismissively towards the poor and disenfranchised in not considering the effects his and others' actions have on them.