He may be the flavor of the month when it comes to liberal politics but the media is already sold on the idea that inexperienced small-town mayor Pete Buttigieg is presidential timber.
The 37-year-old mayor of South Bend, Indiana has exploded onto the scene over the last several weeks as the buffoonish Beto O’Rourke’s star has been sinking and has garnered adoring coverage on television and in the newspapers largely because he is openly gay.
The great hope of the holier than thou coastal elite who never stop trying to forcibly cram their perverse ideas down the throats of the rest of the country is raising money at an impressive pace and at least for now, has gotten a leg up on the fanatical socialists and bigots with marquee names like Bernie Sanders, Elizabeth Warren, Kamala Harris and Cory Booker.
It’s not that Buttigieg is any less socialist and bigoted (note his anti-Christian jihad against VP Mike Pence) but he is smoother, has a cherubic appearance and oh do they adore his hubby Chasten and the cultural breakthrough that having a same-sex “First Man” in the White House would deliver.
Mayor Pete officially launched his campaign this week and along with the standard stump speech anti-capitalist, anti-white, anti-Christian demagoguery, one thing forever cemented his place in the left’s pantheon of heroes and that is when he and Chasten swapped spit to the sound of millions liberal fluttering hearts.
Mayor Pete Buttigieg kisses husband Chasten Glezen after announcing he will run for president in 2020 pic.twitter.com/aHH6tXDxfv
— The Independent (@Independent) April 15, 2019
South Bend Indiana Mayor Pete Buttigieg announced his run for president on Sunday, as supporters cheered the moment he kissed his husband on stage.
The two men embraced after Buttigieg finished his opening campaign speech in South Bend, Indiana.
The moment brought immediate praise from his supporters.
“Mayor Pete kissed his husband after he announced his campaign & it brought LGBTQ people to tears,” read a headline on a LGBTQ Nation story, calling it “an act of defiance.”
Buttigieg referred to his husband throughout the speech, thanking him for his support.
“Thanks … Chasten, my love…I’m pretty fond of him too, for giving me the strength to do this and the grounding to be myself as we go,” he said.
Buttigieg discussed his life as a gay American in detail, challenging the idea that local governments could still keep gay couples from getting married.
“Take it from Chasten and me, you are certainly not free if a county clerk gets to tell you who you ought to marry based on their political beliefs,” he said.
Buttigieg thanked the Supreme Court for ruling in favor of gay marriage, allowing Chasten to be his lawfully married spouse.
“Our marriage exists by the grace of a single vote on the U.S. Supreme Court,” he said. “Nine men and women sat down in a room and took a vote and they brought me the most important freedom in my life.”
Today was unreal. But what I am even more blown away by is that this morning my husband woke up early, fed the dogs, went to church, came home, and wrote that launch speech by himself. He never fails to amaze me.
— Chasten Buttigieg (@Chas10Buttigieg) April 15, 2019
While same-sex marriage is indeed the law of the land and really, anyone should be free to do whatever they please as long as nobody else is harmed but liberals have used it as a weapon to bludgeon critics as bigots as well as to run up the score in the culture wars against Americans who have sincere deeply held religious beliefs that are never considered, they are only smeared as intolerant bigots.
How much does the media love Mayor Pete?