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In your book,
you share your stories, you talk about your life,
especially as mayor. What I loved is,
there’s an anecdote about you sitting at the desk
for the first time, “Wow, it’s day one–
what do I do, where do I begin?” -Yeah. -What would
your day one be as president? You know, Obama said,
“I’m gonna go for health care, I’m gonna shut down Guantánamo.” Trump said,
“I’m here to build a wall.” Everyone has their idea
of day one. -None of them seem to achieve
it, but… -(laughter) everyone has their idea
of day one. What is your day one
as president? I think day one you launch
a package of Democratic reforms to strengthen our democracy. Some things that I think we
could achieve in the first year, the kinds of things that were
in H.R.1 that the House passed but that’s gonna go
to the Senate and die there. Making voter registration
easier, making it easier to get
to the polls, but also launching things that
are gonna take years to achieve. Launching a reform
to the electoral college based on the idea that
you might say is simplistic, that… you ought to give
the presidency -to whoever gets the most votes.
-Right. Um, launching a commission
to dep– propose measures that would de-politicize
the Supreme Court. I mean, big, deep structural
reforms that, -uh, need to happen, right?
-(cheering and applause) Um… Not because
I’m under any illusion that they can get done
in the first few days or even in the first few years,
some of these things. But really to remind everybody that one of
the most elegant features of our constitutional system
is that it’s designed to be capable of self-healing
and reform. There have been periods
when we’ve not been afraid to have a number
of structural reforms. In the ’60s and ’70s you saw
change to the voting age, you saw the 25th Amendment. Even though the ERA,
sadly, didn’t make it, having that fight led to things
like Title IX. And then we’ve been in a drought
of structural reforms. Not much has changed. And so when we do have a change
to structures, it’s usually in
a very cynical way. So, for example,
a lot’s been made of this idea
of Supreme Court reform, as though our side of the aisle
are the only ones who are talking about changing
the Court. Republicans changed the number
of justices on the Supreme Court. They changed it to eight
until they took power again, and then they changed it back
to nine. I would like these kinds
of changes to happen not in an opportunistic shattering
of norms for one part to get their way, but through a systematic set
of structural reforms that will make
our democracy stronger for the balance of my lifetime. Because every other issue
that’s so urgent, from– I think climate tops the list,
but climate, income inequality, education, gun reform,
immigration– you name it– is gonna be very hard
to deal with if we still have such, uh, such warping of our
democratic system itself. It’s interesting
that you have these ideas that connect with– obviously,
Democratic voters– but you have the challenge
of selling some of these ideas and the idea of your presidency to people who may be in the
middle or have voted for Trump. And you know some of the people who voted for Obama went on
to vote for Trump. People have shown that they can
switch their affiliations. -Yeah. -How do you sell some
of those ideas to somebody in the heartland? If somebody’s a Trump supporter,
and you say to them, the electoral college
is something that needs to be changed,
how do you sell that type of idea
to somebody who feels like, -or has been indoctrinated
to believe, -Yeah. -that those are their ideas?
-Yeah. I mean, some of it’s
just plain English. Just saying like, “In a
democracy, don’t you think “the way we ought
to pick our president is to give it to the person
who gets the most votes?” Um, some of it– I mean,
that shouldn’t be… That seems very simple. -Yeah.
-(laughter) It’s so simple
that I don’t trust it. -Something’s weird.
-(laughs) And, you know, what I’ve found– ’cause we have a lot of people
where I live who did that: they voted for Obama
and for Trump. Many of them also voted
for Mike Pence for governor and me for mayor. Uh, and one of the things
that shows you is that it’s not
all about ideology. I think a lot of people
want to know– they may have values and ideas–
they also just want to know what these ideas mean
in their life. And so part of that’s when we’re
talking about our democracy, that we’re all better off in
a better democracy, but also when we’re talking about
something like health care. Climate change is a great
example where, I’m afraid still that when we think about
climate change our mental imagery around it is usually something
from the Arctic, right? It’s a polar bear looking
for a habitat, it’s a piece of ice falling off
the ice sheet. When I’m thinking
about climate change, I’m thinking about neighborhoods
in South Bend, in my Midwestern city, devastated by two
historic floods, 1,000-year flood
and a 500-year flood, that happened less than
two years apart. So saying, “Look, this is a
safety issue for you and me.” Not something that’s just
happening out there in the atmosphere or out there
in the Arctic, but in our homes
and our neighborhoods, where Nebraska’s under water,
California’s catching fire, South Bend’s at risk
of greater floods. And the more we can make it
concrete like that, the more it’s not only
politically effective, but I also think
philosophically better. Because if we can’t explain
or validate a policy, in terms of how it’s gonna make -our everyday personal lives
actually better, -Right. then why are we even out here? Let me-Let me ask you
about the Mike Pence versus Pete Buttigieg. Um, it seems like it started
out of nowhere for many people. You know, it seemed
Mayor Pete came out– that’s you, by the way–
came out and, um, and said, “Um, you know, if Mike Pence
has a problem with me, he should take it up
with my creator.” And this has turned
into a conversation in and around religion
in America. You have an interesting idea, and that is
that for a long time, -people on the right
have claimed religion. -Right. But you believe
that there’s a religious left and religion as a whole is something that people can be
interpreting differently. -Right. -How-how do you sell
that message, and do you believe
that on the left, religion is as strong
as it is on the right? I think it absolutely can be. I think there’s a great
tradition of the religious left that’s not getting
enough attention. I mean, you look
at the civil rights movement, which is certainly a product of the religious left
in some senses. You look at the work
that’s going on right now, uh, in order to help lift up
the conditions from immigrants at the border to poor people
across this country. Um, and what I think
it signals to us is we’ve got to do away
with this idea that the only way you can think
about the implications of religion and politics is
from a right-wing perspective. I’m careful when I talk
about this, because anybody
in the political space, I think,
has an obligation to be there -for people of any religion
and of no religion. -Mm-hmm. But I also can’t miss the fact
that when I’m in church and I’m hearing about scripture about, uh, taking care
of the least among us and humbling yourself
and visiting the prisoner -and taking care
of the stranger… -Right. …uh, and-and lifting up
the poor, that has
some political implications. And they are radically different from the behavior
of-of, uh, conservatives who present themselves
as religious. That’s just one
of the-the conversations that has followed you
on the trail recently. It’s been you
and, uh, and Mike Pence. Um, more recently,
you’ve been thrust into the news in and around issues
regarding voters who are black. -Mmm.
-You know, people have said, “Mayor Pete, it feels like
you have a blind spot when it comes to black voters
in America.” You know, uh, whether it be
the fact that in South Bend when South Bend’s economy
rose up, black people
didn’t rise up as much. You know,
they stayed in poverty. Um, you know, you’ve had issues
in and around conversations around the black police chief. What do you think
you’re gonna do, or how are you going to appeal
to black voters and-and connect with them? Because, I mean, everyone has
an area where they’re strongest -when they’re running
for president. -Yeah. Um, today you met
with Reverend Al Sharpton. Did you garner any knowledge, or-or is there any idea
that you will change in how you communicate
with black voters specifically? Well, I think a lot of it’s
the importance of outreach. So, there are people
who will find their way to you, and those are
your core supporters. And then there are the people
who will never hear from you unless you reach out to them. And it’s one of the reasons why
we’re in South Carolina, for example,
in a couple of days, and we’ll really be proactively
making sure we’re engaging, uh, whether through the
faith community or in other ways -with black voters and
black neighborhoods. -Mm-hmm. This was important
for me back home, too. Not everybody knows
that South Bend is a racially diverse city. We’re about 40, 45% nonwhite. And I prided myself
on-on winning reelection -in minority districts as well
as whiter districts. -Right. But that happened through a lot
of lessons learned the hard way. As you mentioned,
we had some very painful issues, especially in my first days
and months as mayor, around race and policing,
uh, around neighborhoods. We have a lot of
racial inequality in our city. Not because we want to, uh, but it’s shown me that
good intentions are not enough. You have to have intention
around your policies, and we’re working on everything
back in South Bend from black entrepreneurship to investing in historically
disinvested neighborhoods. I think the same thing has
to happen at the national level. Look, these racial inequities
didn’t just happen. They’re not an accident.
They’re, in many cases, the consequence
of racist policies, which means we have to have
not just nonracist policies but anti-racist policies
if we’re ever going to see these things equalize
in our lifetime. Uh, and I may not be able
to convince every voter out there
to be for me, but at the very least,
I need to make sure that every voter out there
knows that I’m for them. (cheering and applause) It’s… it’s interesting
that you say that and you-you’ve commented so much
on policies and ideas that you would have
for the nation, because, recently,
you know, you took flak, I think, it was
at the CNN town hall, where, you know, uh, it was
Anderson Cooper who said to you, “Hey, um, you’re one of the only
or one of the few candidates who does not have any policy
on their website.” And then your response was,
“Well, I don’t– I don’t want to inundate people
with the minutiae of policy.” Uh, what does–
what does that mean, per se? And-and, you know,
does that mean you don’t trust that people will be able
to handle the ideas of policy? Or do you think that policy
is not as important -as people think it is?
-So, I think every candidate has an obligation to present
the details of our policy. I’ve sought to do that
in-in kind of Q&A format, but I recognize that we’ll want
to continue doing that in written format,
whether it’s things that we’ll be adding
to the website or things
that we’ll be putting out in policy addresses
on specific issues. What I’m getting at
when I say this though is that we need to make sure
we don’t get trapped at the level of policy design without also talking
at a higher level about the values
that motivate our policies and at a ground level
about what those policies mean. -So… -Give me an idea
of what that means. Well, so, for example,
on education, uh, you know, I believe some very
technical things need to happen. Like, um, you know, right now, when you get, uh,
student loan debt forgiven on income-based repayment,
uh, that’s-that’s taxable, and I don’t think it should be.
We’d be better off if it weren’t. Stuff like that.
Technical but meaningful. Um, but the-the biggest thing
we need to do around education is have a secretary of education who believes
in public education. -So…
-(cheering and applause) So you’re saying focus more
on the values… -So I want to make sure
that we start -Right. Okay. at the broad strokes
so that people– when we get into the more
technical stuff– and we will– um, that it’s understood
where that’s coming from and how it all fits together, instead of just presenting
all the technicalities and expecting people
to be able to kind of guess -or derive what our values
must be -Mm-hmm. by looking at all these bullet
points in our white papers. It’s not that I’m against having
the white papers. It’s that I want to make sure
that we lead with our values, so people can put the papers
in context. When you speak to voters who are concerned about
your experience or lack thereof, you know, you-you hear echoes
within the Democratic Party or whether it’s centrists
who say, “You know,
this Mayor Pete guy’s great. “He talks a good game,
but, I mean, “does he have the experience
of Joe Biden? “Does he have the experience of
Kamala Harris or Corey Booker? He-he doesn’t, and I’m worried
about that lack of experience.” -How do you respond to that?
-I actually think experience is one of
the best reasons to vote for me. I know that sounds
a little cheeky at my age, but the experience
of being a mayor, I think, of a city of any size but especially in the strong
mayor system we have in Indiana, -where there’s no city manager,
for example, -Mm-hmm. uh, you are dealing
with these issues up close and personal every day, whether it’s homelessness
or poverty or race and policing. You’re not debating them
in a committee. You are– you are having
to manage them. I mean, one minute,
we could be dealing with an economic development
puzzle about incentives for somebody who’s saying
they’re gonna add jobs. And the next minute, we’re
having a Parks and Recreation controversy
over moving a duck pond. Um, and-and then that’s when
you get the call -that there’s been a racially…
-Did you move the duck pond? -Uh, we’re working on it.
Yeah. Yeah. -Uh-huh. It’s-it’s a long story,
but it’s-it’s got to move. -The ducks– the ducks will be
better off. Um… -(laughter) But, um… but just when you’re
having a good laugh about that is when the phone call comes in
about a racially explosive officer-involved shooting, where you don’t even have
all the facts. And you got to figure out what
to say on television -to try to hold the community
together. -Mm-hmm. What you learn is that the job
has not just a policy element, um, not just
a management element but also
this-this intangible part, the moral part of just calling
people to their highest values. It’s actually probably the thing we’re most grievously missing
right now in the White House, and we really need it.
It really matters. (cheering and applause) Look, one thing I’ve always enjoyed
about you, from the beginning, is, uh, you’re not afraid
to jump into, uh, the sticky side
of a conversation. And, uh, I’ve always appreciated
your ability to take a step back and go, like, “Oh, yeah, maybe
I could change that or evolve.” The book is fascinating. Your campaign is proving to be
as fascinating. Thank you so much
for joining us on the show. -Thanks for having me out.
-Really had a great time with you. The memoir, Shortest Way Home,
is available now. Mayor Pete Buttigieg, everybody.
We’ll be right back.

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100 thoughts on “Pete Buttigieg – Why It’s Not Radical to Reform the Electoral College | The Daily Show

  1. This pejorative, malevolent, nefarious, vile, Sodomite, Perte Buttigieg would not have even a small chance aginst President Donald J. Trump in a debate. President Donald J. Trump would Eviscerate this sewer rate, piece of human debris of human vermin Sodomite in any Presidental Debate.  Plus his mayorship is a failed cause in the dismal failure of a city of South Bend, IN.

  2. I don't hear any substance. I just hear surface ideas. No plans. His city that he is currently Mayor of says he shouldn't be running for president. Bernie, Warren, and Yang all have plans that support their surface idea.

  3. Go look and find out why the electoral college exists in the first place, before you start shooting your mouth off that it should be abolished. If serve a very important purpose… democracy does have weaknesses. Go look it up.

  4. sorry buttplug you will not be president not with that platform… we hold our constitution sacred. Lets talk about your bias for black people bigot

  5. Voting should not be a simple majority nor the electoral collage.
    This explains why http://www.cgpgrey.com/politics-in-the-animal-kingdom

  6. If trump loses 2020, he will be known as the worst president ever. If he wins, he will be known as the president who destroyed the United States….

  7. didn't pete bootyjuice speak out against chelsea manning? isn't nobody even questioning the fact that he has no policies at all? no m4a? and lets not forget that he is a warmonger and takes money from big farma?

  8. Even if Pete doesn't get the Democratic nomination, whoever does get it, would be smart to have him as his running mate. His intelligence, his heart for people, his willingness to listen, coupled with the fact that he thinks before he speaks, (and when he DOES speak, it's worth listening to) is something the United States needs BADLY. Or as Trump would say, "BIGLY."

  9. Listening to these Full Sentences is Like Listening to Beethoven💖😱💖OMG 😱 an INTELLIGENT PERSON IN AN INTELLIGENT CONVERSATION.💖🙏💖THANK YOU GOD.💖🦅💖🙋‍♀️🦅🌎🦅🌎🦅🌎🦅🌎🙋‍♀️

  10. What a breath of fresh air, this guy. I'm sold on him. Well educated, seemingly honest, well informed, perceptive. Check, check, check, check.

  11. So what are you doing for other minorities? Natives, for instance: the people who were first there where you live?

  12. Although #45 needs to be impeached & if he isn’t it says very grave things about the state of our country, the visual of Mayor Pete on a debate stage with 45 is cracking me up.😂

    A little like the Road Runner against Wile Coyote… if Wile was orange… and talked like a 2nd grader… 😂😂😂

  13. The electoral college was established to prevent someone like Trump,he just had a targeted underground, and illegal, strategy.

  14. Pete Buttigieg has a bad character.
    Mark Zuckerberg, amoral CEO of Facebook has offered Buttigieg at least two employees for his campaign. (See the new book, 'Zucks' and it's author today on Democracynow.org.

    Buttigieg was shockingly hateful and disrespectful toward Elizabeth Warren at the last debate. I've know other gay men who carry around with them a snide tone toward women and girls. And a lot of gay men who do not.

    Buttigieg 'supports' the murderous and apartheid government of Israel. This is shocking.

    He is a member of the Catholics, an inherently misogynist organization which treats women like second-class citizens. Apparently he ignores the Catholics' history — up to now — of putting their reputation above the deeply traumatizing sexual abuse of children.

    Buttigieg has a pretty tongue — but is not an integrated young man. He is dangerously emotionally immature.
    …'
    — From a former longtime trauma and family psychotherapist and educator.

  15. Electoral college protects rights of the states, doesn't allow the two populous states or city dwellers "speak" over others. It is the best system for US.

  16. "de-politicize the Supreme Court ….."
    How about this for a starter: National polls tells us that "nones" are now the SECOND LARGEST GROUP of "religious-based" identities, so lets be "bold" and select AT LEAST TWO ATHEISTS as the next Jurists.

  17. My biggest gripe with him … [it's NOT him being gay] … it's his religiosity [and his being gay]. How is it possible for an astute, well-educated person known as a "road scholar" be religious and expect a similarly well-educated public to actually take him seriously with regard to, say, religious privilege and the tax problem? [the fact that the religious, AND ONLY THE RELIGIOUS are, literally, hard-coded into the IRS laws for BOTH, tax-exempt and non-profit statuses ]?

  18. A young gay,war hero who is still a drag to listen to? How is this possbile? Oh
    Hes fake, we need some who is not fake to beat trump.

  19. https://youtu.be/u59yLdbHack. Pete sounds a lot like Andrew Yang! Trevor, expose this PLAGIARIST. Americans need the truth about our candidates.

  20. Mayor Pete started taking corporate pac money then magically changed his position on medicare for all. He's a sellout who would change nothing and the fact that he's saying he doesn't expect to get much passed should tell voters what he's about. FDR got more done than any president despite almost violent opposition from the richest men in the country.

  21. Our Constitution is designed to be capable of reform.
    Let’s reform our Constitution so that the trump era is not a recurring nightmare.

  22. If you think Pete's the guy, I highly reccomend Andrew Yang. Unlike Pete, Andrew has a true plan. He's an outsider that really understands what is NEEDEDD!

    but I will say…… Pete has a kick ass resume .

  23. Mayor Pete. POC trust me. I fired the Black police chief and replaced him with a coward white guy because he exposed the racism in the police department. Also I'm dealing with POC by pricing them out of their homes through an aggressive gentrification program. Pete stands for nothing

  24. The reason Trump was elected was to put a face on corruption, on corporate greed and the ignorance of billions concerning climate change. There was NO ONE who could expose such vast evil if they were working for good.
    The back lash to Trump's presidency will be a period of civil and political action the likes of which will make the 60's seem a little tame.
    The ground swell of activists and Social Justice Workers, (not those who think they are 'warriors') people who are willing to spend their lives helping others, is growing and in every single field.
    Trump is the fat orange turd in the punch bowl but he's making everyone question the cool aid they've been drinking all along.

  25. Seems like a good guy… I was really hoping to hear something, hate to say, it's lacking that seriousness (like Yang's) message about economic crisis, or Bernie's policies…(Pete) sounds watery…

  26. 7:10 black and white districts? Reason we have zoning zip codes. When you apply for a place to live, school or work they always require you to list your ethnicity. Why? To place you in a specific area they feel you belong. Listing your ethnicity in my opinion is irrelevant to a person's skill or dependability to live.

  27. THESE 2 QUEERS ARE SO CUTE TOGETHER AND HAVE SUCH GOOD IDEAS. BAHAHAHAHAHAHA
    BUTTAGERBAL AS PRESIDENT WOULD CRETENLY GET WORLD RESPECT. BAHAHAHAHAHAHA
    DEM O RATS SHIP OF FOOLS IS SINKING FAST AND AMERICA SEES THEM FOR WHAT THEY ARE

  28. I like Pete. We need a younger person close to millennials age in the office. I like Sanders and warren however, they are too old.

  29. Day one as mayor… oh yeah my big donors and racist cops told me to fire South Bend’s first black police chief. Then I can roll up my sleeves and eat some cinnamon rolls like chicken wings.

  30. Pete Buttigieg as President will be loved and admired the whole world over. He is practical, down to earth and aware of his limitations.

  31. This man would be great if he didn't steal ideas from Andrew yang 🤷‍♀️but yang did say he wouldn't mind losing the presidential race as long as people start sounding like him

  32. Pete stole or copied lots of Andrew Yang ideology and punchlines such UBI, 4th industrial revolution, automation, and personal data. He repackage other peoples idea and put it in his own words! He’s not an innovator, but a follower.

  33. Pete is such a fraud. He’s the candidate that’s received the most money from billionaires and he caters to the establishment thus the reason the media won’t touch him. It’s pathetic

  34. I could listen to him talk forever. I love that I can relax while listening to him. No holding my breath, worrying he's going to put his foot in his mouth. What he says and how he says it is so deliberate, intelligent, and earnest. I absolutely believe he would be a good moral leader for the country and a much-needed breath of fresh air.

  35. tell me what he stands for everything he says in pandering and meaningless. he is a neoliberal and will never get into office the country had its fill of neoliberal with the Clinton. that is why we have Trump now.

  36. You’re a fair interviewer, Trever. This guy, Pete is stealer of ideas, mostly from Yang. Otherwise, just a lot of pretty rhetoric with empty values and thought. The more I listen to him the more I realize how much of an opportunist this man is. Reading his book confirmed this.

  37. IT’S “ABOUT A LOCAL FREE MARKET ECONOMY STUPID”

    Andrew Yang's Use Case Modeling for a Trickle-up Local Community-based Free Market Economy
    By Mountainview2.CA
    It's interesting don’t you think, that other democratic presidential candidates (except Andrew Yang) are promising to adhere to the ‘Manufacturing Consent’ of incremental (business as usual) bureaucratic government-control over the economic self-determination of trickle-up capitalism of local (i.e., Appalachian-American, African American, and Hispanic-American) community-based free-market economies. On the other hand Andrew Yang (Taiwan-American) – a parent, patriot, and (humorously) an Asian who likes Math – is proposing a trickle-up free-market economy – by rewriting the rules of our 21st Century local, county and or regional economies, so that they work for your family.

    Background:
    What is a Use Case Model?
    A use-case model is a model of how different types of users interact with the system (Universal Basic Income (UBI)/ Freed Dividend (FD)) to solve a problem. As such, it describes the goals of the users (or community citizens), the interactions between the users (community citizens) and a coordinating system (of leadership; Mayor, Etc.), and the required (overall) behavior within a system (Trickle-up economic strategy) in satisfying these goals.

    Use Case Model for Trickle-up Community-based Capitalism:
    Date: November 9th, 2020; Democratic Nominee Andrew Yang Wins the general election and becomes the 2020 President-Elect.
    Date: February 21, 2021; Freedom Dividend HRxx bill is enacted into law, and because of the ease of implementation (IRS will distribute the $1000 Freedom Dividend starting April 1, 2021.

    Community Action Strategies Across the Nation:
    Date: February 22, 2021; Mayors, Commissioners, and or Community leaders of three communities (Appalachian-American, African American, and Hispanic- American) having a population of one thousand adults (age 18 and up) in each respective community began holding town meetings strategies with 90% (900) participation out of a population of 1000 adults.

    How a Trickle-up Community-based Free-Market Strategy Might Work?
    Planning Scenario:
    In trickle-up community-based capitalism, there are numerous free-market pathways to build or rebuild a trickled-up economy, such as through enterprise resource planning (ERP). In an ERP use-case scenario, participating community adults voluntarily strategize with their respective community leaders (Mayor, Commissioner, Etc.) on how to strengthen their ‘dwindling small businesses by rewriting the rules of their local economy to improve their free-market community economics and quality of life.

    Rewriting the Rules of Our Local Economies To Work for Us:
    Through a memorandum of understanding the respective community focuses their free-market consumer spending of $900,000 (monthly) or $10,800,000 (annually) to support existing local small businesses and local start-ups and hiring those within the local community as their economy grows exponentially. Thus, re-writing the rules of a ‘trickle-up’ community-based economy that locally, regionally works for them.

    Economic Prognosis:
    Date: April 1, 2021, Trickle-up Appalachian-American, African-American, and Hispanic-American economic self-determination (based on humanitarian capitalism) is rolled out across the nation.

    Question: What is your community population? What might work for your local community of a population of 1000-10,000?

    Come on THINK HARDER!

  38. The electoral college makes certain that smaller states with smaller populations have an equal voice in the country. Democrats are supposed to "fight for the little guy" I believed.

  39. One of the things I love about Pete Buttigieg is, in these interviews, he'll be asked a softball question or a "gotcha" question, and he'll answer it with such poise and perception that the interviewer will be like "Wow, I'd better take a few seconds to think of something harder."

  40. Mayor Pete is absolutely guilty of demoting his black, African-American Police Chief at the behest of racist white donors to his Mayoral campaign. He used false trumped up accusations of illegal wire-tapping which proved to be false. Will you investigate and hold Mayor Pete accountable for his blatant racism or are you actually just an UNCLE RUCKUS? [I'd say "Uncle Tom" but that's so cliche'.]

  41. We had a 24 year old Prime Minister in the UK who served twice. Buttigieg sees a big picture and that's what America needs. He doesn't need experience. That's what the civil service is for and why they can serve under multiple Presidents. That's one thing which should be clear through the impeachment hearings and if you watch the series, "Yes Prime Minister". Presidents set direction – equality or putting money in Trump's pockets. Heck! I would vote for Buttigieg and I'm not even American!

  42. As much as like Buttigieg and many of his ideas , anti-racist policies are a non starter. Descrimination is not combated with descrimination and it only festers until it reaches a new boiling point. What black communities need is better policing ,charter schools , better access to wealth centers and incentives to move around and not just stay into places we call "communities" when in most cases sadly they are just informal ghettos. I hope this positions are part of a communication campaign ad not of a misguided approach into dealing with racial issues. In balance he is still the best runner for the democrats .

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