A Man Named Pete
This is a political post.
If you don’t like politics, don’t scroll down…
When you have some time, you may enjoy watching this video (below).
It’s from Sunday, when Pete Buttigieg officially launched his 2020 presidential campaign.
I found his speech, which he wrote himself (wow), to be deeply inspiring. I also like his youth, experience, and obvious intelligence. The man radiates intelligence, which is something Democrats like in a president: Carter, Clinton, and Obama.
Two months ago few people had heard of Pete. Today, he has risen in the polls higher than any candidate running on the D ticket. He raised $6M in his first quarter, and another $1M in the few hours after his speech. Some of that came from me!
Pete is also gay, and some people say: “Oh! America isn’t ready for a gay president!”
I reply: “In 2007/8, a lot of people thought America wasn’t ready for a Black president.” Indeed, Black voters, generally, refused to support Obama throughout 2007 because they felt America was so not ready.
Then came the primaries. And Obama did well. And Black voters hopped on board.
A lot can, and will, happen between today and the first primaries in 2020. But I feel deeply inspired by a man named Pete. Watching on Sunday gave me a sense of hope I haven’t felt in a long time.
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