the Democrats ' broad line-up of presidential candidates for the election next year is full of experienced senators and the political veterans in the 70s. But in the spring it is still the 37-year-old mayor Pete Buttigieg, who managed to steal the spotlight from all the others. He is not only the youngest candidate in the democratic primary, but also the first serious presidential candidate in U.S. history who is openly gay.
On Sunday launched Buttigieg's campaign with a speech in his hometown of South Bend, Indiana, where he is mayor. In the century he borrowed, often word for word rhetoric from the Obama lanseringstal before the election in 2008, which reminded the audience that he is a högoddsare to become president.
"But Donald Trump's arrival has made many of us question the political rules of the game," said Buttigieg in an earlier speech.
as often is misleading, Buttigieg has risen surprisingly quickly. He has also aroused a deep enthusiasm among those who donate money to campaigns, where he received seven million dollars. According to an analysis of the political news site the Axios has Buttigieg also created more engagement on social media than any other democrat. Together with congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard represents Buttigieg the first wave of presidential candidates from the so-called millenniegenerationen, born after 1981. In lanseringstalet in Indiana, he talked about to fight for ”justice between generations”, with a special emphasis on the climate crisis.
Skeptics dismiss Buttigieg as a valpig and inexperienced candidate in a time when the democrats should bet on a safe card, that Joe Biden. But part of the attractiveness of Buttigieg is precisely that he does not appear to be a conventional right amongst professional career politicians. David Axelrod, a senior strategist for the democrats who were behind Barack Obama's election campaigns, says to New York Magazine that Buttigieg has a unique chance to solve the democratic problems in the rostbältet and the midwest, where white voters have moved away from the party in recent years. In the 2008 presidential election won Barack Obama in Iowa, Ohio, Wisconsin, Indiana and Michigan, but in the last presidential elections, won the Trump in all of these states. In the same year, Buttigieg re-elected in South Bend, with 80 per cent of the votes, which indicates to Buttigieg, in spite of a progressive political platform, also can attract some republicans.
is full of contradictions. He is a progressive leader in a conservative part of the united states. He has a military background and has also been dataanalytiker at the consulting firm McKinsey, which is not known to give priority to political idealism.
It will not hurt for the democrats to lgbt rights get more attention in the choice. It is a question which the american people moved clear in their direction, away from the republican värdekonservativa ideas.Pete Buttigieg hugs if the spouse Chasten Glezman during Sunday's press conference. Photo: Scott Olson/AFP
In this week's speech presented Buttigieg itself as a political contrast to Trump, which he called a politician marked by ”resentment and nostalgia”. There is a lot that separates them. In addition to Buttigiegs broad professional background, he speaks seven languages fluently, including Norwegian. In interviews, he devotes himself gladly to the nuanced analyses of James Joyce's ”Ulysses” and he is also an excellent concert pianist. At an appearance this year, he received some criticism from a local newspaper in Indiana, who wrote that his ”technical skills sometimes overshadowed his emotional expression”.
a summary of the democratic challenges facing the next presidential elections. There is no shortage of candidates with deep political expertise and detailed knowledge of the vast snårigaste questions, but it is still not certain that they can find a candidate that actually gets voters to feel genuinely engaged. Where has Buttigieg, somewhat surprisingly, emerged as the one that seems to arouse the strongest feelings at this spring.