Last week, former South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg sat down for an interview with MSNBC.
During this time, Buttigieg not only took the opportunity to promote his own campaign, but also shared his thoughts on “what Democrats believe in.” This isn’t an entirely new pattern for the 2020 Democrat; on debate stages and during various town halls, the former mayor has maintained that his campaign fosters the necessary coalition of support to successfully beat President Trump in November.
In sharing his insight on what Democrats believe in, Buttigieg took aim at fellow rival Mike Bloomberg. Like Buttigieg, Bloomberg is also a former mayor; although these candidates certainly have their differences.
On-air, Buttigieg highlighted these differences and cited Bloomberg’s history and track record as reasons why he shouldn’t become the Democrat nominee, as documented by Breitbart News.
What Democrats Believe In: An Expose from Mayor Pete
According to Buttigieg, the beliefs of the Democrat Party include support for Obama and support for minimum wage increases. While speaking with MSNBC, Buttigieg noted Bloomberg’s prior objections to the aforementioned beliefs and ultimately stated that the former New York City mayor lacks consistency in support for Democrats’ values.
Shortly thereafter, Buttigieg seized the opportunity to promote his own presidential campaign. According to the ex-South Bend mayor, his candidacy stands up for Democrats’ values in a manner that can also attract “Independents and some crossover Republicans.”
Again, this is another common talking point from Buttigieg; despite his previous claims that Trump supporters are “at best looking the other way on racism,” the 2020 Democrat maintains that he’s welcoming to Democrats, Independents, and “future former Republicans.”
What Do Democrat REALLY Believe In?
Within the Democrat Party, there seems to be some conflict between moderates and progressives on what the party truly believes in. Candidates like Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren maintain that Medicare-for-All is a core value of the Democrat coalition. However, competitors like Buttigieg and Biden oppose Medicare-for-All, citing it as too expensive and unfriendly to Americans who are doing well with private healthcare plans.
At this time, Democrats are not collectively clear on their own beliefs. This only leads to massive trouble for the left in this year’s general election. Buttigieg, for all his talk about what Democrats believe in, is still not his party’s frontrunner. He’s gathered some support, yet is still struggling to overthrow the ascending Sanders.
Do you agree with Pete Buttigieg’s assessment of Mike Bloomberg? What do you think the Democrat Party truly believes in? Let us know in the comments section below!