The media’s endless fawning over Pete Buttigieg won’t end well

The media’s endless fawning over Pete Buttigieg won’t end well
Pete Buttigieg (Image: YouTube screen grab)

[Ed. – No matter either that two thirds of schools in the city have failing or near failing rankings, that home values are one half the national median, or that 25% of residents are below the poverty line.]

So long, Beto O’Rourke. It was fun while it lasted. The mainstream media has a new presidential crush now, one just as cloyingly nicknamed, vague on policy and whose biggest success is also failing upward: Mayor Pete.

This 37-year-old mayor of South Bend, Indiana, we are giddily informed, is checking all the right boxes: He served in the Navy and deployed to Afghanistan as an intelligence officer; he speaks seven languages; his father is an immigrant; he’s a Harvard grad and a Rhodes scholar; he plays piano; he has two rescue dogs; and — the piece de resistance — he’s a Christian gay man!

And just like that, celebrity elites swing Pete-ward too: According to The Hollywood Reporter, mega-producer Ryan Murphy and other prominent gay A-listers are planning a fundraiser to be held June 19.

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No matter that Mayor Pete (last name Buttigieg, but the media loves the cuddly appellation) did not fulfill his grandiose vow to make South Bend, population 102,245, “truly a global city” upon his election in 2011, or that he controversially fired the city’s first African American police chief just before a march protesting the murder of Trayvon Martin in 2012. …

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