In a Crowded Field Pete Buttigieg and Beto O’Rourke Stake Out Similar Turf – The New York Times

By Jonathan Martin
April 24, 2019, 25
“NASHUA, N.H. — The question was the same: Why should you be the Democratic nominee for president?

The answers helped illustrate why Beto O’Rourke is stalling and Pete Buttigieg is surging in the first months of the campaign.

“So, for whatever reason, the president has trained the focus of this country on the border, on immigrants, on asylum seekers, on our connection with the rest of the world,” Mr. O’Rourke, a former Texas congressman, told a reporter last week after meeting with New Hampshire voters at a coffee shop near the Maine state line. “That’s where I live, that’s where I’m raising my kids, that’s the community I represented, those are the stories that I can tell that are profoundly positive and part of the larger conversation in this country, the larger story of America.”

A few hours later, speaking to employees at a yogurt company closer to the Massachusetts border, Mr. Buttigieg made his case.

“Americans tend to look for the opposite of what we just had,” he said, citing the Democratic strategist David Axelrod’s maxim that voters seek a “remedy, not replica” of the incumbent president. “Sometimes we feel tempted to try to just put up the mirror image of what’s there. I think what we need is something that’s completely different. If nothing else, I’m completely different than this president.” ”

David Lindsay Jr.
Hamden, CT | NYT Comments
Biden and Buttigieg. You heard it from Lindsay. Together they will take the electoral college, which is the the most important thing of many that matter. Why so careful, and so conservative. Please go review the polling data presented last year by David Leonhardt. If I remember one data point correctly, 67% of expected to vote voters are white. Until the electoral college is corrected, the red often agricultural and post industrial mid-western states have the preponderance of the the electoral college.
David Lindsay Jr. is the author of “The Tay Son Rebellion, Historical Fiction of Eighteenth Century Vietnam” and blogs at and He performs a folk concert of songs and stories about Climate Change and the Sixth Extinction.

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