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Pete Buttigieg

January 30, 2020

After rising to fame as South Bend’s Mayor Pete, the initial shine of a young small-town mayor running for president of the United States has worn off. His polling numbers have dropped and he’s at a respectable 5th place, but among minority groups, he’s much lower. Buttigieg frequently polls around 1% with African-American and Latinx voters, likely because he’s neglecting to visit their communities on the campaign trail. He is a Rhodes Scholar who speaks seven languages, which is impressive, but he doesn’t need to keep flashing it around like a toy. Personally, we think he’d make a great Vice President pick for a candidate trying to appeal to the young vote. He has a lot of popularity among the younger demographic and easily persuades people with his charisma, but he lacks the experience needed to be president. There’s nothing that stands out about his policies, or something that would compel voters to vote for him. He’s basically Joe Biden, just younger. 

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