Pete Buttigieg

Can “Alfred E. Neuman” become president?

Featured image Donald Trump doesn’t think so. Here is the relevant passage from the president’s interview with Politico: POLITICO: What do you think about [South Bend Mayor] Pete Buttigieg? I know you mentioned him once in your rally, but do you think he’s a threat in any way? TRUMP: Alfred E. Neuman cannot become president of the United States. What, Trump worry? This put down reminds me of when Trump said of »

Buttigieg’s earnestness may trump Beto’s quirkiness

Featured image Two key aides to Beto O’Rourke are leaving his presidential campaign. Becky Bond, a top adviser to the campaign, and her deputy Zack Malitz are departing only one month or so after O’Rourke entered the race. This seems like a bad sign for the campaign. It’s also a bad sign that Beto-mania doesn’t quite seem to have caught on. In the video at the end of this post, Tucker Carlson »

Pete Buttigieg, black voters, and Mike Pence

Featured image I have written a few times about Pete Buttigieg, the mayor of South Bend, Indiana, who has moved rapidly from complete unknown to third place in a poll among Democratic contenders for the presidency. This weekend, Buttigieg formally announced his candidacy. There are two areas of significant controversy regarding Buttigieg that I haven’t mentioned so far. The first is doubts some African-Americans have about him. The second is his dispute »