visage wrote: ↑
Mon Apr 22, 2019 10:03 pm
Sanders, for example tends to be either someones first choice, or nowhere. I cant see him retaining his lead as the field thins. Biden is there on name recognition. Mayor Pete is one to watch if he can last the pace. All the others are a bit meh.
In a crowded field I can actually see Sanders doing quite well, via a Trump-like scenario in which the party bosses become desperate for anyone else to take the nomination, but can't settle on which
anyone. A lot of the 'moderate', 'electable' names being bandied about are practically made to take votes from each other.
As for Mayor Pete, it doesn't help that the first substantive article I read about him was this one. It paints an...unpromising picture.
ALL ABOUT PETE
Pete Buttigieg has just published a campaign book, Shortest Way Home: One Mayor’s Challenge and a Model for America’s Future, that gives a much fuller insight into the way he thinks about himself, his ideals, and his plans. It has been called the “best political autobiography since Barack Obama,” revealing Buttigieg as a “president in waiting.” Indeed, I recommend that anyone considering supporting Buttigieg read it from from cover to cover. It is very personal, very well-written, and lays out a narrative that makes Buttigieg seem a natural and qualified candidate for the presidency.
It also provides irrefutable evidence that no serious progressive should want Pete Buttigieg anywhere near national public office.
https://www.currentaffairs.org/2019/03/ ... hZgsoXOjR8