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Pete Buttigieg 2020 hopes rise on far-left attacks


Added 10-16-19 07:22:02pm EST - “Pete Buttigieg is making his move in the Democratic race, sharpening his presidential campaign messages with a dire warning that the party's far-left wing is deepening the country's political divide by infuriating middle-of-the-road…” - Washingtontimes.com

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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From Washingtontimes.com: “Buttigieg rises as attacks on far-left resonate: ‘We’ve got to be able to unite’”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

Pete Buttigieg is making his move in the Democratic race, sharpening his presidential campaign messages with a dire warning that the party’s far-left wing is deepening the country’s political divide by infuriating middle-of-the-road voters and thereby could throw the election to President Trump.

The 38-year-old mayor of South Bend, Indiana, emerged as a consensus winner from the fourth presidential debate, where he hammered home his argument that the way voters view the national debate in the Midwest differs vastly from the perspective of Democrats such as Sen. Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts who are driving hyperpartisan agendas.

“This is not just about who has the best policy — although of course, I believe my policy plans are the right ones for America,” Mr. Buttigieg said Wednesday on CNN. “This is going to be about who is going to be able to pick up the pieces and move the country forward after the Trump presidency comes to an end.”

Mr. Buttigieg said the party should be concerned about getting sucked into purity tests at the expense of pursuing policies that could get written into law.

“When we know that by the time the Trump presidency ends, one way or the other, we’re going to be even more divided, even more polarized, even more torn apart by politics than we are right now,” he said. “That means being able to fight is not enough. We’ve got to be able to unite as well.”

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