Buttigieg woos moderates — and Republicans — in his push to close the deal in Iowa
January 14, 2020 at 2:22 PM - Views: 38 #250464
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In this unusually fluid race, with a high number of undecided voters, Buttigieg acknowledges that he needs an Iowa win to prove he can win nationally. Foreign policy has abruptly vaulted to the forefront of voters’ concerns, and Buttigieg has less of a clear fallback than some of his rivals should he stumble in the caucuses.
“Iowa is very important because it’s our opportunity to demonstrate our strength to a lot of voters I think are very pragmatic — in places like South Carolina and Nevada — who above all want to see a candidate who can win,” Buttigieg said Saturday in Las Vegas.
To try to bring home a victory, Buttigieg is sweeping across Iowa this week, making at least 12 town-hall stops, including 10 in counties Trump carried in 2016. The campaign prioritized red and purple counties in two trips through Iowa in late December, too.
The message he has delivered in Iowa lately makes clear overtures to disgruntled Republicans — or what he calls “future former Republicans” — whom he argues he can attract. He suggests he will be able to build bipartisan consensus. And he, more than any candidate in the field, suggests that Republicans have co-opted faith, arguing that religious Americans can find a like-minded leader in him.
Where have I heard this before? Hmmmm…
January 14, 2020 at 2:25 PM #250466
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Key word he used there—“pragmatic.”
A word forever to be despised.Hillary used it too.It’s code for “I’m not even gonna try to do a damn thing different,I’m just gonna get my pile of loot and be out the door.”
January 14, 2020 at 2:40 PM #250478
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Buttgig is a Republican for all intents and purposes. A Log Cabin Republican, to be exact.
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January 14, 2020 at 2:53 PM #250483
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Has this ever been tried before? I’m going to go out on a limb and predict that this will work as well for Mayor Pete as it did for Hillary in 2016.
January 14, 2020 at 5:04 PM #250536
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Moderates = all the Republicans who migrated to the Democratic Party before the Republicans went over the cliff.
Buttigieg has accomplished the impossible task of being more offensive than Billary.
The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy.....Martin Luther King '63
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