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Who should the Democratic nominee for President in 2020 be?
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.
openness about his sexual orientation and marriage
serve as a role model for today's LGBTQ+ youth.
Pete Buttigieg has made combatting climate change one of the cornerstones of his candidacy. He realises the seriousness of the issue, calling it a a
national security threat
"life and death issue"
Buttigieg has laid out a
clear foreign policy plan
handling Climate Change, foreign rivals & adversaries, allies, and present & future conflicts.
Buttigieg has the qualities needed to be an effective president in the modern era.
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.
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.
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.
Some of Buttigieg's actions and comments show he is out of line with the views of supporters of the Democratic Party.