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Sanders way ahead of Biden in New Hampshire (his popularity there is helped by it being next door to his home state of Vermont), and tied with Biden in Iowa. If Sanders wins both Iowa and New Hampshire, can Biden ever recover from that?

The other big news is that the gay mayor of South Bend Indiana continues to move up in the polls. At 14% in Iowa and 15% in New Hampshire, we have the weirdness of the three people in the lead being either [close to] the youngest candidate in history or the two oldest candidates in history. It’s also pretty unusual for someone with such small political experience (mayor of a very minor city, more of a town really than a proper city) being among the top three candidates for President.

Buttagieg has the additional weirdness of bringing a First Husband into the White House. Yet it looks like Buttageig is the real deal. I’d certainly vote for him over bitter women like Harris and Warren. I watched a YouTube clip of him this weekend, and I was impressed. He does look like a little kid, and that’s a bad thing if you’re running for president, but otherwise he sounds smart and optimistic, both of which are good qualities in a presidential candidate. He doesn’t give off a gay vibe.

Written by Lion of the Blogosphere

April 22, 2019 at EDT pm

Posted in Politics

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  1. Buttigieg = America’s Macron?

    Blue Tribe Dissident

    April 22, 2019 at EDT pm

    • No. Macon is not gay, he has a sexual fetish for old women.

      Peter

      ironrailsironweights

      April 22, 2019 at EDT pm

      • “What I have is a romantic abnormality, one so unbelievable that it must be hidden from the public at all costs …”

        Blue Tribe Dissident

        April 22, 2019 at EDT pm

  2. That a married gay man whose name starts with Butt has high chances of being president, and gives the Lion good vibes, is a sign of the last days coming soon 😁

    Bruno

    April 22, 2019 at EDT pm

    • After a Trump presidency, almost anything is possible.

      JayMan

      April 22, 2019 at EDT pm

      • From a Trump administration to a Rump presidency.

        Oswald Spengler

        April 22, 2019 at EDT pm

  3. He may not give off a gay vibe but he’s lefty loon. The only thing more dangerous than AOC is AOC’s ideas in the hands of a capable white guy who has credibility with the electorate.

    Armando

    April 22, 2019 at EDT pm

    • Yeah. What he said!

      destructure

      April 22, 2019 at EDT pm

  4. Buttigieg doesn’t viscerally repulse me like Beto does. I’m glad that he seems to have stolen his thunder. TBH, I find him pretty likable. He seems like what you’d want your standard uniparty candidate to be and he isn’t pushing batshit insane identity politics.

    Horace Pinker

    April 22, 2019 at EDT pm

    • The appearance of sanity doesn’t preclude batshit insane politics.

      destructure

      April 22, 2019 at EDT pm

      • Agreed but Buttigieg is light on policy proposals so far. I watched the interview he did with Bill Maher and thought he seemed sane and reasonable for a democrat.

        IMO, even if a democrat beats Trump and gets elected on policy proposals that are intended to soak the rich, forgive student loan debt, or whatever it’s unlikely that he’ll actually implement any policy that leads to real change. Thinking otherwise is like thinking Trump might actually do something about legal immigration if he’s reelected. It isn’t happening.

        It was 2013 or 2014 when I finally became resigned to the “sit poolside and enjoy the decline” attitude that was popular with the alt-right back then and that hasn’t changed, although I’m not too pessimistic about balkanization and the breakdown of social capital, etc.

        The US will likely continue as the economic zone that it’s increasingly becoming for the next couple of decades, at least, no matter how increasingly weird the policy proposals of presidential candidates become during this election cycle or during election cycles in the near future.

        I see very little to fear anything in the short term no matter who is elected in 2020, but I’m sticking with Trump for culture war reasons and because I want a republican picking SCOTUS justices, which is something that actually matters.

        Horace Pinker

        April 22, 2019 at EDT pm

      • Obama came across as “reasonable” as well at least in 2008 but after his first term shit went downhill massively. I’m surprised people are falling for the same hoodwink again.

        I personally think Trump has achieved a lot easily the best president of my lifetime and certainly the best president of the 21st century period. People who aren’t happy either don’t know what is occurring, are succumbing to group think, and are giving into the human psychological tendency toward negativity despite enormous progress being made.

        My list of Trump’s achievements and why MAGA was always a permanent struggle.

        https://heartiste.wordpress.com/2019/04/19/the-trump-is-winning-case-by-redarmyvodka/

        redarmyvodka

        April 23, 2019 at EDT pm

  5. Bernie vs. Trump vs. Howard Schultz vs. some “constitutionalist” Never-Trump conservative. In a 4-way Hobbesian War of All Against All.

    That’s my prediction. For the moment, anyway.

    Lion, how about a fantasy sports-style LOTB commentor prediction pool?

    MKP

    April 22, 2019 at EDT pm

  6. Explain why Booty is less hilarious for the White House than Sarah Palin. She had greater responsibility and greater accomplishment in office (if you recall, she faced down a bunch if insiders on some important fiscal matter). Is it just old-fashioned sexism – boys get taken seriously?

    Alonzo Portfolio

    April 22, 2019 at EDT pm

  7. Mayor Pete is an empty, zero lefty technocrat without a lodestar (eg Obama, Macron) — while I don’t agree much with Bernie, at least Bernie believes his own BS.

    Read Nathan Robinson’s takedown (from view of prog lefty) of Mayor Pete:

    https://www.currentaffairs.org/2019/03/all-about-pete

    Magyar

    April 22, 2019 at EDT pm

    • This was an incredibly long, but incredibly effective essay against Mayor Pete from a leftist perspective.

      Maryk (the g-loaded guidette)

      April 22, 2019 at EDT pm

    • Great article.

      “…let me be up front about my bias. I don’t trust former McKinsey consultants. I don’t trust military intelligence officers. And I don’t trust the type of people likely to appear on “40 under 40” lists, the valedictorian-to-Harvard-to-Rhodes-Scholarship types who populate the American elite. I don’t trust people who get flattering reams of newspaper profiles and are pitched as the Next Big Thing That You Must Pay Attention To, and I don’t trust wunderkinds who become successful too early. Why? Because I am somewhat cynical about the United States meritocracy. Few people amass these kind of résumés if they are the type to openly challenge authority. Noam Chomsky says that the factors predicting success in our “meritocracy” are a “combination of greed, cynicism, obsequiousness and subordination, lack of curiosity and independence of mind, [and] self-serving disregard for others.” So when journalists see “Harvard” and think “impressive,” I see it and think “uh-oh…”

      okay, it’s written from a leftist perspective, but no one here would disagree.

      Would they?

      gothamette

      April 22, 2019 at EDT pm

  8. Biden would lose a lot of momentum from a double IA/NH loss. Someone pointed out a while back that Bill Clinton was the last to win after losing both states, but he had positive momentum from being an unknown to finishing a strong second in NH. Plus both states were the home states of his competition.

    The fact that Kamala seemingly can’t win either IA or NH (unlike Obama) handicaps her a bit compared to him. But she has the expected win in SC to look forward to. And she has the papers on her side; expect a long month of the press talking about how irrelevant those white primaries are, and how the first REAL primary is South Carolina, where POCs, the future of America, get a chance to make their voices heard. I’ve heard those words before, but expect them to be louder than ever this time, including renewed calls to make a more “representative” state kick off the primary process.

    We’ll have to see if all that is enough to give her momentum into Super Tuesday, where blacks are critical in at least half the races.

    I don’t think Buttigieg has a real chance this time around — a lot of voters are reluctant to put someone unknown and untested in charge, but the whole political and donor class is MUCH more reluctant to do it. And Trump hasn’t warmed them up to the idea. Buttigieg is much less known than any dark horse we’ve ever seen.

    But I don’t think this is the last we’ll see of Buttigieg either. He might have to carpetbag, but I expect to see him win or at least compete effectively for a higher profile office quite shortly, possibly VP.

    Wency

    April 22, 2019 at EDT pm

  9. Youngest candidate in history? Get real. Buttigieg is going to be a geezer at 39 by the time he is sworn in. William Jennings Bryan was only 36 when he ran in 1896. Even better, iirc the Socialist Workers Party had a presidential candidate one time who was so young he wasn’t even eligible to be president.

    Lion, you’re seriously going to need to hire a better team of fact-checkers if you’re ever going to turn this website of yours into a major media venture.

    Blue Tribe Dissident

    April 22, 2019 at EDT pm

    • Looks like I have free fact checkers already.

      Lion of the Blogosphere

      April 22, 2019 at EDT pm

    • Right, plus Al Gore first ran for the presidency in 1988, age 39.

      gothamette

      April 22, 2019 at EDT pm

  10. Unless he drops out early, this Gomorrahan will get PoundMeToo’d or even indicted during the Democratic primaries. There are no clean hands, lips, or genitals among the tribesmen of Sodom — every one of them possesses catamite pron and/or indulge in catamite sex. Gomorrahans like this can win against Repubs, but not against each other when the prize is so large, like Prez of the US.

    Using oppo research, his Democratic challengers will make this Gomorrahan quietly drop out of the race to spend more time with his family [sic].

    Same goes for Creepy Uncle Joe — he is done.

    NWS4EVR

    April 22, 2019 at EDT pm

    • You’re forgetting about a delightful little thing called anarcho-tyrrany, wherein the “rules” are enforced against cisgender heterosexual white Christian men but not against favored minorities or victim groups. Kevin Spacey was an anomaly, in that for some reason, the Powers that Be decided they wanted to take him down. But if the Deep State wants Mayor Buttsex as the nominee, they just won’t dig any of that stuff up.

      Hermes

      April 22, 2019 at EDT pm

  11. “Butt has high chances of being president”

    Jerry Brown and Paul Tsongas had >14% in the ‘92 primary. Does anyone think of either man as having high chances to be President?

    Curle

    April 23, 2019 at EDT am

  12. Lets see the Butt gay in ultraconservative states. Lets see how he does in, lets say, Alabama or tennessee.

    Brazilian

    April 23, 2019 at EDT pm

  13. Kamela is running for VP.
    Butt guy is running for 2024.

    Portlander

    April 23, 2019 at EDT pm

  14. Can I place a bet somewhere that the next president will be an independent? People are not getting the new dynamic that’s in play, that elected Trump and AOC and primaried Eric Cantor. It’s vote the incumbent out every time until things change. A Democrat in good standing with the party elite with Hilary’s platform is not going to get traction.

    A non-establishment vetted candidate will appear, maybe just a couple months out from the election, and has a serious chance of winning.

    bobbybobbob

    April 23, 2019 at EDT pm


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