Pete Buttigieg, the former Mayor of South Bend, Indiana and current advisor to the Biden Presidential Campaign, took to the morning news in the aftermath of last night’s debate between Biden and President Donald Trump. The ever-affable Buttigieg visited Good Morning America to chat about the performance of both candidates. When host George Stephanopoulos pressed Buttigieg on Biden’s stance regarding phasing out fossil fuels, the former mayor gave a pointed answer.
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“Look, we have a very simple choice,” he said. “A president who’s going to do something about climate change before it ruins our futures—and that’s Joe Biden—and a president who says it’s a hoax and won’t do anything about it. Joe Biden acknowledged the reality that America, for the past 50 years, has been evolving in our energy and will continue to need to do so and eventually move to a carbon-neutral society. The President doubled down on his ‘crazy uncle’ approach, saying that windmills kill all the birds–whatever that means. The choice couldn’t be clearer. With climate, as with the pandemic, a President that doesn’t believe in science puts American lives at risk.”
More importantly, Buttigieg reminded Biden supporters, Democrats, and anyone concerned about the ongoing pandemic, America’s status in the world, the economy, or much of anything else, to vote by November 3.
"With climate as with the pandemic, a president who doesn't believe in science puts American lives at risk." @PeteButtigieg breaks down Joe Biden’s performance in the final debate against Pres. Trump. https://t.co/U90KAkAU45 pic.twitter.com/EmExiVflak
— Good Morning America (@GMA) October 23, 2020
“Any Democrat, I think, remembers the experience of 2016,” Buttigieg remarked, “and is determined to make sure this time around we turn out every vote. That’s why we know that this race is going to be close, especially in these critical swing states. We’re asking everyone to make a plan to vote if you haven’t voted already.”
Pete Buttigieg has become a darling of the Democratic politics following his 2020 Primary Run–the first openly gay man to seek the Democratic nomination. Following his win in the Iowa Caucus, he withdrew from the race and became a close advisor to the Democratic Biden/Harris ticket.
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The most important single issue in this election is whether or not the country can survive another 4 years of the lunatic currently infesting the White House – everything else follows on from that. I say ‘lunatic’ but that is incorrect – he is not mentally ill. He has at least two very severe personality disorders – one of which is incurable. Those disorders are what drives his behavior and represent why he is such a dangerous character. Much like the 1930’s German dictator, Trump thrives on chaos – it allows him to control everything and everyone around him more effectively. Refusing to acknowledge climate warming, insulting our allies, tearing up treaties, supporting the other woul-be dictators around the world – these are all designed to create that chaos he so needs to disguise his total incompetence.
According to Mary Trump, a qualified psychologist, her uncle Donnie has a brain that cannot be fixed. That is why he needs to be voted out of office, he is unfit to be the POTUS and is dangerous.
In this case, he’s dangerously wrong. Trump came across as partially sane last night. And that was pretty much a replay of four years ago, if anybody can remember back that far.
He didn’t do himself any particular favors, and the clear winner was Biden. However, he didn’t particularly harm himself with his base, either. Results are in line with current polling; about +10 to Biden on the debate win.
Don’t mis-play the situation, get overconfident, or poke a bear for something it didn’t do. It’s just stupid. Pete can open his mouth after the next gaffe, not when Pete thinks he’s being clever. It doesn’t gain points with Independents, it just makes Dems look stupid.
What are you talking about? There is nothing short of a Trump gay sex tape that could “harm” Trump in the eyes of his base. And even then, they would likely call it fake news and deny it anyway. (or bring up Bill Clinton or some other asinine deflection) Trump did say wind energy turbines kill all the birds and the noise causes cancer. Yes, he suggested injecting people with disinfectant to fight Covid-19. Yes, he called people marching with racist Nazis. Yes, he called COvid-19 a hoax.
This is the first election in my lifetime where there is no such thing as an independent voter. But hypothetically, what are they debating? racist vs. non-racist? ally vs. anti-gay “Christian” right panderer”? Compassion vs. Greed? Climate change and humanity vs. ignorance and corporate greed?
Moreover, in whose world can the Dems look stupid against the Trump administration? Why isn’t that some competence standard applied to Trump and the GOP. Its just a racist country willing to burn democracy down behind this man that doesn’t care as long as he stays in power. This is dumb. Good day
Touched a wee nerve there, didn’t I? Alas, check the actual polls of the debate performance. Then we’ll agree what you said is, indeed, dumb. Good day.
Oh STFU already. Kenny C has it all correct and there is no wiggle room at all in this election. The gop and its deplorable followers are willing to destroy democracy to get anti abortion and anti gay judges at every level and there is nothing they wont put up with to do so, They are so focused on this they will let this tin pot crazy dictator take away everything that is great about this country and flush it down his gross gold toilet. They are cry baby racists all who think giving all citizens equal rights is somehow taking theirs away. they need to grow the F up and I thank GOD for Pete and all dems out there like him and AOC for fighting this cancer.
The clear winner was biden? Wait, what I’m no huge trump fan but he clearly had his ass handed too him last night by trump. Even msdnc said so
It’s fun when both extremist sides can’t read and you can both be set off by the same comment. STFU, I know better. Go away. 🙂
There’s literally nothing that Trump can do that will make his base change their minds. Nothing. This debate didn’t do anything for either one. Most people made up their minds months, if not years ago on whom they would vote for. Trump was saner than usual but that’s hardly unusual. Hopefully, people will finally see what’s happening. As for Buttigieg, I can easily see him having some future in a Biden cabinet. Yeah he bulls—- a lot. Basically, he’s made for Washington.
It’s cute how EVERY time you come in here to troll under this screename you always say something like “I’m no Republican” or “I’m on the left but…”
Before saying something pro-Trump. LOL!!
You’re REALLY REALLY bad at this.
Biden wins just by showing up, given how appalling Trump is in every way. That said, Biden’s actual performance was seriously lacklustre. He’d lose in any debate against a moderately competent opponent. All through the debate I kept wishing Trump was up against someone really intelligent, insightful and compassionate – like Pete Buttigieg.
I’d agree except for the last three words. Pete’s a bullshitter (when challenged, the words get longer and the semantics drop to zero) and has some serious problems in his home city that he consistently fails to address. Frankly, I doubt he could command some of the voting blocs that Biden does without thinking about it. Not to mention the no Federal experience issue.
Pete will be a great star for the Dems for many years to come.
1. Pete is always articulate, and please explain how, especially when compared to Trump and a host of other Republican politicians, “the semantics drop to zero” when he is challenged.
2. Since he has not been mayor for 10 months now, how exactly is he supposed to address any problems in his city? As for the occasional accusations of racism resulting from actions towards his chief of police while in office, he has responded to them many times.
3. “Frankly, I doubt he could command some of the voting blocs that Biden does without thinking about it. ” After writing a sentence like this, you criticize someone else’s semantics?
Touched a bit of a nerve there again, didn’t I? As Terry noted, as a bulls*r, Pete’s made for Washington, and you’ve certainly fallen for it.
If you trust a politician, you deserve what you get. Enjoy.
Biden spoke the truth, providing us with his plans and we could hear him this time. Trump did not interrupt Biden this time, but he still ranted and raved and lied. Biden won the debate, Trump lost the debate. Good for Pete to blast Trump for the maniac he is!
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