politics

Candidate Profile: Pete Buttigieg

Background:

  • Born in South Bend, Indiana
  • 37 years old
  • Majored in History and Literature at Harvard University
  • President of Harvard’s Institute of Policy Student Advisory Committee

Resume:

  • Naval Intelligence officer 2009-2017
  • Mayor of South Bend, Indiana (2012-present)
  • Youngest Mayor in South Bend History

Pros:

  • In favor of universal background checks
  • Wants to end the electoral college
  • In favor of DACA
  • In favor of gradually moving to a Medicare 4 all healthcare system
  • First openly gay candidate
  • Strong supporter of LGBTQ rights

Cons:

  • Doesn’t have any major policy proposals on any major issues
  • Empty platitudes with not much substance
  • Polls at 0% with black people
  • Fired South Bend black police chief while the officer was trying to investigate racist cops under his command
  • 36% of campaign $$$ comes from large individual donors
  • Was mayor of a city of 100k compared to a country of 330 million

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