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Evol 1 month ago#1
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ON THE ROAD WITH MAYOR PETE — Amid the swirling speculation that President JOE BIDEN won’t run again in 2024, Democrats have been atwitter for weeks about whether Biden’s Transportation Secretary PETE BUTTIGIEG might mount a campaign. The man, after all, has been front and center in selling the Biden agenda across the nation, and — some suspect — is laying the groundwork for another try for the White House.

Just in time, our Alex Thompson hit the road with the former mayor of South Bend, and found “a man who seems to be in a perpetual hurry.” Thompson notes that since 2010, the 39-year-old has “run for Treasurer of Indiana, Mayor of South Bend, Chair of the Democratic National Committee, and President of the United States,” and is “one of the most media omnipresent and newly-powerful members of Joe Biden’s cabinet.”

Just as he has in interview after interview, Buttigieg batted down speculation about whether another presidential bid is in his future. “[T]his is the least I have had to think about campaigns and elections in about a decade, and that's a very good thing,” he told Alex on Friday while they toured a construction zone of the Phoenix Sky Harbor Airport. (Insert eyeroll emoji here.)

Chatter about a possible President Pete comes as Biden’s White House has worked like mad to try to tamp down suggestions that Biden won’t run again. Over the weekend, WaPo had a good piece about Biden advisers’ behind-the-scenes assurances that he’ll seek a second term. And on Monday, White House press secretary JEN PSAKI reiterated Biden’s “intention” to run again.

But here’s the problem: Few, if any, Democrats really believe this. The president is 79 — he’s already the Oval Office’s oldest occupant ever — and more than a few voters have real concerns about whether he has the stamina to pull off another campaign. With Republicans on the march in elections nationwide, there’s palpable worry among Dems about who is going to lead the party into the future.

Typically, in these sorts of situations, the VP is seen as the inheritor of the mantle. But many Democrats are concerned that KAMALA HARRIS doesn’t have what it takes to win the White House. Still, all the talk of a possible President Pete has “frustrated some staffers of color who see it as a disrespectful snub,” Alex notes.

Here’s more color from Alex’s story:“While there is no election directly in sight, his initial on-the-ground efforts to promote the infrastructure deal had some resemblance to Buttigieg’s past campaigns. There were lots of news interviews, meet-and-greets with local electeds, die-hard fans in ‘Pete’ shirts carrying copies of his book, a protestor with a homophobic sign (‘Booty-Gay Go Away’), and people having trouble pronouncing his name (‘Butt-Edge-Edge’ instead of ‘Boot-Edge-Edge,’ as the emcee of one event kept pronouncing it). …

“It was all an unusual scene for the usually mundane life of a Transportation secretary. But Buttigieg is not your typical Transportation secretary. He’s the first openly gay cabinet Secretary to be Senate-confirmed and a new parent to two adopted kids who have become social media sensations, sometimes outpacing the president’s posts in terms of engagement.”

MR. CONGENIALITY — The spotlight on Mayor Pete comes as a new POLITICO/Morning Consult poll shows Buttigieg with the highest name ID (83%) of any member of the Biden administration (aside from Biden and Harris, of course) and a higher net favorability rating (+10) than not only every other Cabinet member, but both Biden (-6) and Harris (-12) as well. The next highest net favorability rating in the cabinet belonged to Treasury Secretary JANET YELLEN (+8).
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— SUPPLY CHAIN ISSUES TOP OF MIND: It may not surprise anyone, but today’s Morning Consult poll shows that a majority of voters (62%) blame Biden for the supply chain problem haunting Americans. But nearly as many blame Congress (61%) — and more actually blame large corporations (63%) and China (64%). But mostly, voters blame supply-chain problems on worker shortages (74%) and the Covid-19 pandemic (79%).

Still, voters say they’re looking for candidates in 2022 who take the issue seriously. Over half of voters (52%) say a candidate’s position on supply chain and delivery issues will be a “major” factor in their vote in the midterm elections for Congress.

https://www.politico.com/newsletters/playbook/2021/11/24/buzz-grows-about-buttigieg-2024-495215
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Enclave 1 month ago#2
If Buttigieg is their guy then they're in trouble.
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Bleuets 1 month ago#3
I was gonna vote for him in the primaries but he quit like a lil b**** even though he was up in the polls. I don’t vote for f***ing quitters so if he’s running it’s a no from me dawg.
Pwnisher248 1 month ago#4
Gabbard was their best candidate in 2020, but she got shafted by the establishment.
Toonstrack 1 month ago#5
He wouldt win. Dont progressives hate him now? Right leaning dems won't go for him.

Hes got no base
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Revocation68 1 month ago#6
He will make the corporate Dems happy. f*** him
MegatokyoEd 1 month ago#7
A former presidential candidate having higher favorability than a bunch of random Cabinet members isn't exactly shocking.
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Anarchy_Juiblex 1 month ago#8
Pwnisher248 posted...
Gabbard was their best candidate in 2020, but she got shafted by the establishment.

How to say your have 48 karma on an 8 year old account without saying it.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Straw_man#Steelmanning
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Principle_of_charity
Evol 1 month ago#9
MegatokyoEd posted...
A former presidential candidate having higher favorability than a bunch of random Cabinet members isn't exactly shocking.

He also has a much higher net favorability rating than both Biden and Harris.
https://twitter.com/trackingsm/status/1431308435212185607
Pwnisher248 1 month ago#10
Anarchy_Juiblex posted...
How to say your have 48 karma on an 8 year old account without saying it.
I don't visit the site much. Not sure what that has to do with anything.
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