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  • guidinglight

    I remember thinking Mayor Pete was just running to gain some national profile when I first saw him. Since then, I have been really surprised with Mayor Pete. He feels like the type of politician I want to support. Authentic about who he is, and very comfortable in his skin, no matter what the issue. If Mayor Pete was a 47 year old straight Senator, he would be a serious contender for the Dem nomination. I wonder if he can still get there from where he is right now. I am starting to think he just might.

  • Thomas

    I think he would be better off starting a little lower. Try for a state elected position and then move up to federal elected positions before jumping right into PotUS.

    PotUS is not an entry level position

  • RettasVegas

    This guy's speech made me very late as I was leaving as it started, very late, it was a stunning speech, had to finish it, glad I waited, well worth being late.
    Had no intent to even hear it, but once he started he was spellbinding.
    Buttigieg is so inspirational on so many levels of issues confronting many voters, he uses unity, not hate or division to amplify his messaging, and he's damn good at it.
    He is at ease, a natural speaker, (no prompter, or written) straight from his gut & you get that.
    Unlike Trump hate speeches which are not for family viewing.
    Not Pete's style, he's a vet with experience in govt. (with awesome results)., yrs. of experience that Trump could could only lie about knowing, which he does quite often.
    We still have such a long way to go with so many exciting new Dem candidates to watch, I'm thrilled.
    It's a game changer for this vile WH, time to take action for the majority.

    Millennials are pushing Dems to be more progressive, they have the numbers & if they wanted to organize, they could elect our next POTUS & crush Trump's 30-37% base (on any given day..) with their votes alone.

    ***From the mouth of babes, they will speak their truths***
    Trump has no clue what's in store for him till the youth of our nation comes barreling down on him in 2020 (so proud of my two Millennials!).

  • Robert Holt

    Buttigieg - the devil's man.

  • cephalo

    Trump is going to be shameless in mocking him for being gay, and will incorporate part of his last name in some extremely offensive and vulgar way while his deplorable fans hoot and holler and his rallies.

  • Lee Thompson

    Buttigieg is gay. He's also a veteran, Rhodes Scholar, speaks in complete sentences, expresses himself well in words people can understand. He has a more intelligent, more decent, more compassionate and more 'American' values message.

  • Uptownman

    Definitely a candidate that a lot of mainstream voters can get behind.

  • wise old indian

    History doesn't record Buchanan as a good president but he was the 15th President of the United States. He was also gay. People need to pick up a history book once in a while.

  • kritikosman

    Say Buttigieg's name three times!

  • anastasiabeaverhousen

    Pence: "Pete’s quarrel is with the First Amendment.”

    Does Pence even understand the First Amendment? Someone expressing an opposing view is in no way anti-1st Amendment.

    However, inserting your religious beliefs into government (as Pence is on record as favoring when it comes to abortion and gay rights) IS a clear violation.

  • TakeNoBull

    Will the man he is married to be first man or what in the White House? In any case I think its time for a Homosexual to be President America is changing.

  • ROBOTIX JONES

    I will be voting for whoever the final nominee is with the sole purpose of removing Trump from office.

  • Sir Real

    The early primaries are Iowa, New Hampshire, and South Carolina. I will go out on a limb, and predict that whoever wins the South Carolina primary will win the Democratc nomination, because demographics.

  • Sir Real

    At Breitbart, most comments are focused on the combination of Buttigieg's sexual orientation, and the first part of his last name.

  • DestinysNow

    I can't wish Mayor Pete anything but well. He certainly has the look and feel of someone I could vote for. I wonder if the Dem party factions are ready to accept a gay man on a presidential ticket. I still think some religious Dems, and especially AA voters will have a tough sell here. But, let's see if he can close that gap. Obama proved that times are changing. Frankly, Trump might be his best general election Repub candidate. Trump certainly is far from traditional values in how he lived his life, so Trump can't wrap himself too much around the "family values" issue.

  • bill c

    I hate lazy writing. President James Buchanan was openly gay.

  • Bill B.

    The fastest rising candidate in the country. Go on. Make history Pete!

  • jake

    For years we have had gay men serving in congress. No big news. To run for president is a new giant step forward just has having the first black president broke that ceiling. We've had women run for president yet never quite succeeded. But if we keep marching forward we can achieve anything. The last 2 years have been giant leaps backwards. We need to keep looking forward and opening new doors for all Americans. Pete is taking us on a new journey. Where will it lead? Not backwards that's certain!

  • thenitenurse

    He checks many of the boxes I think are important for president. Intelligent, served in the military, energetic, and yet not so full of himself that he talks above or below the average person.

  • Jamie Vetter

    A man running for the presidency and not one word of video from his announcement speech. Amazing.

  • mrphilbert

    As someone that is closer to Bidens age than Mayor Petes, the past couple years have made me afraid for the future and how much worse the next generations will be. As I sit here typing this, I am watching his presidential announcement. Looking at the audience, I see people of all ages and all ethnicities (truly a cross section of America). Maybe this terrific young man can finally bring younger people to come out and vote as if their own future depends on it.
    My recommendation...if you want/need to feel better about the future of America, watch Mayor Pete, talk to your friends about Mayor Pete and (most of all) vote for Mayor Pete.

  • running33

    I like the guy. Seems down to earth, smart, and has done a good job as mayor. I don't know who I'll vote for, but I'm glad Buttigieg's in the running.

  • Fatesrider
    There has never been a viable openly LGBTQ candidate for the nation’s highest office.

    There still isn't one. He's not a viable candidate. The likelihood of an openly gay man being elected in the United States is exceptionally slim to begin with, let alone to the presidency. But even if he was straight, there's really nothing to recommend him to the office. Being a mayor isn't as much experience as many of the other candidates.

    That isn't to say if it was a choice between him and Trump, I'd pick him since I'm an "Anyone but Trump" voter at this stage of the game. That moron has to be shown the door ASAP. He's already done irreparable harm to U.S. safety and security. Not to mention the damage to the global (and, soon, US) economy.

    It's the difference between someone who can be reasonable, and someone who can't.

    I won't vote for him in the primaries, but if he makes it through that as the democrat's candidate, I'd vote for him before Trump.

  • foereel

    Decades from now, people will remember where they were and what they were doing when Pete Buttigieg announced he was running for president.

  • foereel

    Anytime a story appears about this guy, the mods will be pulling an all-nighter.

  • Dicazi

    Pence, it's Trump that attacks his perceived enemies.
    Calling him out on it is our free speech.
    Saying that real Christians don't behave like Trump, and yes, you when you support him, is freedom of speech.
    And our Christian duty as believers.

  • foereel

    The writers seem almost giddy with excitement.

  • wise old indian

    Will you people please pick up a ***** history book! Buchanan was the first openly gay president.
    Andrew Jackson called him "Aunt Fannie".
    He never said "Hey I'm gay" but when he habitually appeared with William Rufus King as a couple, it was a pretty good hint. After King became an ambassador Buchanan complained that he was having a difficult time finding a young man to spend time with.
    Pick up a history book that wasn't published for the 6th grade. You might learn something.

  • tet1953

    So who the hell is Marianne Williamson lol. I literally never heard of her until this minute (her CNN town hall). And I am a news junkie.

  • Richard Matthews

    Sure why not? I would vote for a fire hydrant over what we have right now.

  • RollyD50001

    I get it, within a “two party” system, since the republicans are going to waste their nomination on Trump, it makes the democratic choice the relevant one. Since a huge number of people have no party loyalty they will enter the democratic nomination to help influence who the next president will be. They won’t care whatsoever about party boss choices, but will just look to whomever seems interesting. A mayor of the fourth largest city in Indiana, is precisely the type of non qualification these voters will want.

  • fastone

    "We need leaders not in love with money, but in love with justice. Not in love with publicity, but in love with humanity" ,,,,MLK

    We have the complete opposite in White House at moment...