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Pete Buttigieg

Pete Buttigieg is currently, if you focus on the national polls only, coming round about third or fourth in the Democratic field to see who will take on Donald Trump next year. He is running behind Joe Biden, Elizabeth Warren and running again, and probably not going to win again this time either, Bernie Sanders. What a lot of people don’t know is if Bernie Sanders’ supporters all voted for Hillary Clinton, who was the Democratic Party candidate that beat him in the last election, so she could run against Donald Trump that she would have won. In other words, a lot of people who said they were voting for Bernie Sanders of the Democratic Party, once they were influenced, including by fake Russian adverts, voted for Donald Trump of the opposite party instead.

The candidate that has impressed me the most in the debate so far is Pete Buttigieg and he has been the Mayor of a decent sized town. He is currently leading in the Iowa polls, which is the first State that he will compete in, but he is not leading in the national polls at the moment and is not the favourite to be chosen as the candidate for the Democratic Party. I think he is an excellent debater and he is precisely the kind of politician I would have been – because politics is something I always wanted to get into. There is one big catch and that is whether the predominantly male voters who voted for Donald Trump prepared to swap their votes to a gay man who is married to his partner? Is America ready for that? To me he is the clear standout choice in the democratic field, but I guess that that worries a lot of supporters. I am going to hope and bet (you can actually fairly easily take bets on election results) that they are ready. Incidentally, a recent poll indicated that 61% of women in America favour the impeachment and immediate removal from office of Donald Trump. The figure for men was either 40% or 41%, leaving the national poll at 50% currently in favour of his impeachment and approximately 43% against it with the rest being undecided. In other words, Donald Trump has a very big problem ahead of him in the 2020 election in getting women voters on his side when most women who live in cities have turned totally against him.

Posted by Michael de Broglio on Thursday 16-Jan-20 Share on Facebook   Tweet It

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Bianca Taljaard  said:
on Wednesday 26-Feb-20 08:19 AM
I have never heard about him. He looks pretty young. As long as he has a good attitude I'm sure he will go far, I wish him luck.

Ashleigh  said:
on Wednesday 12-Feb-20 04:22 PM
I dont really know who he is but he seems great and wish him luck. As long as he has good intentions for the country and the people in it. I wish we could look at completely different politicians within ours.

Michelle D  said:
on Friday 07-Feb-20 04:30 PM
Pete Buttigieg is great. This past week they had the Iowa primary election and he was celebrating his victory before the results had even been announced. I mean he did actually win it in the end so I guess confidence is the key!

Dasanya  said:
on Friday 07-Feb-20 04:16 PM
I have not been following the political debates in America however, Pete Buttigieg seems like a good candidate to back. Being gay in this day and age should definitely not be an issue and i think America is ready. A candidate fighting for the right causes is definitely one to back.

Thabitha  said:
on Friday 07-Feb-20 07:32 AM
Let's hope America will do better this time, it is so sad to vote for someone hoping that he/she will bring better fruits to the country but at the end they don't deliver

Karien van Zyl  said:
on Wednesday 05-Feb-20 04:57 PM
It seems as if the Democrats are in it to win it with Pete Buttigieg, aged 38, and his biggest competition, Bernie Sanders, aged 78, taking the lead. If you look at the parties the previous USA presidents represented, it seems as if there have been more republican than democratic presidents. I think that Pete, being young, gay, and democratic plays to his advantage in this upcoming election. The face of society is changing and he is it.

Lourien  said:
on Tuesday 04-Feb-20 05:24 PM
There will always be another politician from a different party, at the end of the day I believe its about the difference they make to society and Pete Burrigieg has a lot to offer. I am sure this will be an interesting election in 2020 to see, which might surprise a few people.

Melandre'  said:
on Tuesday 04-Feb-20 08:57 AM
The problem with Trump supporters is that they feed off his egotistical/sexist ruling. I fear that the truth of the matter is even though there is a 50% national poll in favor of his impeachment (as am I), the other 50% are still either undecided or in favor of Trump. I am not very fond of the man and truly hope USA can make the right decision based on whats better for their nation, focusing on equality, democracy and freedom of expression (one of their favorites rights). Being gay shouldn't play a factor, we are in 2020, your sexual orientation should no longer have an effect on your status or position as a person. I'd rather have a gay president fighting for rights of equality and inclusion than have a racist-bigot leading the nation. Ultimately, that is just my opinion.

Henrietta  said:
on Friday 31-Jan-20 08:57 AM
It's such a shame that people get judge for the sexuality or looks etc but can't be recognised for the good they can do. I really think after the last few year Donald Trump has been president people can see what he did how he did and realise that he's not the best candidate. Let's hope that the below comments of Trump being elected again won't happen.

Helen  said:
on Friday 31-Jan-20 07:20 AM
It is very interesting article about Pete Buttigieg.
This is how Pete describes himself on New York Times:
'I’m definitely the only left-handed Maltese-American-Episcopalian-gay-millennial-war veteran in the race, but I think profile is just what gets you that first look.”

Daniella  said:
on Wednesday 29-Jan-20 03:26 PM
I don't really follow American politics however I understand why Trump has very few female supporters especially young female supporters - Pete Buttigieg sounds like a good candidate and I hope that his sexuality doesn't effect the voters, its 2020 sexuality shouldn't matter.

Zindy  said:
on Wednesday 29-Jan-20 08:26 AM
I think its a terrible shame that politics has become show game. I don't believe his personal life and sexuality has got anything to do with his ability to run a country.People need to be more open minded to change. Change is not always a bad thing.

Mathilda Du Preez  said:
on Wednesday 29-Jan-20 08:20 AM
I'm all for it! I actually love the times we live in now where people can (in some places) fully express who they are and do what they want without giving two cents what others say.
The reality is that at the end of the day it's not skin colour or sexual orientation that matters, it’s what that person can bring to the table and how they will benefit the country.
A lot of the “older generation” are still so narrow minded when it comes to “change” though so let’s hope and see.

sandra  said:
on Monday 27-Jan-20 02:39 PM
Running for campaign is hard and to keep the promises to make people happy is even harder. If he believes he can make a change then I am happy for him. At this moment, I am focusing more on South African politics at the moment because South Africa needs a big change

Angelique  said:
on Monday 27-Jan-20 11:19 AM
I think in all countries the biggest hope is just to have fair elections. It is said that he needs to focus on trying to convert the Trump supporters and I am not too sure if that is possible. I definitely do not follow American politics but hope that the right president is chosen.

Sarah  said:
on Friday 24-Jan-20 02:01 PM
Donald Trump will win again, but I hope Pete Buttigieg gets a fair chance. He has a few policies Buttigieg favors renewed U.S. commitment to the Paris climate agreement. .Buttigieg is a proponent of the Green New Deal proposed by House Democrats He also supports a carbon tax and dividend policy for reducing greenhouse gas emissions.

Kayla  said:
on Thursday 23-Jan-20 08:58 AM
I agree with Sujata in the sense that the american elections is unpredictable. Lets hope that the right president gets elected for the sake of the country and its citizens.
People should look at who will be a better president and not judge by their lifestyle of who they are in terms of who they are married to.

Victoria  said:
on Wednesday 22-Jan-20 12:35 PM
I hope for America's sake Donald Trump is not elected again and hopefully America will give Pete Buttigieg a fair chance. I don't think people are voting for the right reasons, not voting for Pete because he is Gay is just wrong and unfair.

Sujata  said:
on Wednesday 22-Jan-20 09:24 AM
The US elections are indefinitely unpredictable as with its citizens apparent choice when they elected Trump - a president who has created an obscured unit, Space Force.

With Trumps impeachment beginning it will be interesting to see in whose direction the American Population will lean.

Brumilde Cronje  said:
on Tuesday 21-Jan-20 01:43 PM
I saw a video about him. Lets hope he does the walk and not just the talk. Shouldnt America have gotten over the gender - same sex thing by now. As long as the person talks with conviction and pride they should always be a good role model

Alexis  said:
on Monday 20-Jan-20 09:56 AM
I do not follow what is happening in America, even though I should. I have a feeling that Donald Trump will be elected again though. Though it is for the Americans to deal with as we must deal with the party elected here.

Thembi  said:
on Friday 17-Jan-20 02:32 PM
I believe that Trump will be voted in again but good policies never win im not paying much attention to the politics.

Megan  said:
on Friday 17-Jan-20 12:21 PM
I agree with Roxanne, amazing how you can make the switch from acting or singing to becoming someone who has the power to run the country. I don't really follow much of what is going on in America but I do think individuals, especially from the LGBTQ communities, are routing for Pete as he feels strongly about their equal rights. Not to say majority of Americans are from those communities, but if you're aiding it, how wouldn't more "outcasted" members vote for him?

Ziyanda  said:
on Friday 17-Jan-20 11:44 AM
I don't really follow American Politics but we all know that Politics is not a fair game. There are always good candidates with good policies in elections that don't get voted in by the public just because the opposition speaks to their current situation. We will just have to wait and see who wins, Trump might win again.

Roxanne  said:
on Friday 17-Jan-20 09:55 AM
I don't follow politics, things are crazy having actors being senators and presidents, what do they know about running a country. There are so many other that would do a better job but don't get voted in, just like SA

Bronwyn  said:
on Friday 17-Jan-20 09:32 AM
I do not pay much attention to politics especially in other countries, but i have heard a few stories on the news and i would say that i like Buttigieg but we know that trump has a better chance at winning again.

Nicolene  said:
on Thursday 16-Jan-20 01:43 PM
I would love to say yes American men who voted Trump would sway their vote to Buttigieg, but I'm not so sure. Some younger men might sway their vote towards Buttigieg, but I think the older generation will be harder to convince. Then again I don't know much about politics and sometimes prefer living in my own little happy bubble.

fikile  said:
on Thursday 16-Jan-20 09:38 AM
It's always a shame to see people willing to fight for the country and they don't get enough votes and all they get is an insult that they also want to bring the country down when it's already falling. Voter intend to forget that the same people we keep giving them power are the ones that are bringing our country down.

Lucretia  said:
on Thursday 16-Jan-20 08:42 AM
I have always wanted us to vote for a person and not a party. I have always hated the fact that we get what the party puts at its head, regardless of whether he/she is a good candidate. In terms of America hold back "maybe not voting for a gay man", if this is the case, they have more problems to worry about than just their elections.......

Michelle Smillie  said:
on Thursday 16-Jan-20 08:33 AM
I agree with Patrick, I always suspect that the opposite will happen in politics, and of course it does not. Luckily I did not enter the world of politics as I would certainly have failed.

Tamaryn  said:
on Thursday 16-Jan-20 08:32 AM
I like Buttigieg, however I think that Elizabeth Warren will be chosen as the candidate for the Democratic Party. Ultimately though, I'm sorry to say, I believe Trump will be voted in again.

patrick  said:
on Thursday 16-Jan-20 07:50 AM
I have always maintained a stance that you can never confirm politics because they don't follow logic. You can check my comment when I did predictions about the last American elections. I predicted that Trump will win and he did. Good policies never win elections .What wins voter's hearts is what they want to see happen at that time, like tight immigration policies.


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