[Ed. – Er … Richard Nixon was president half a century ago. Granted, for a Republican, he was pretty darn progressive. But his two Democratic predecessors really weren’t particularly progressive. LBJ was friendlier to progressive legislation than JFK had been, but neither of them could hold a candle to FDR, Clinton, or — wait for it — Barack Obama, the guy who was president only FOUR years ago. Additional proof, if you needed any, that Buttigieg’s specialty is plausible sounding patter that has no actual meaning whatsoever.]
Asked how he would convince voters to choose him over Democrat Socialist Sen. Bernie Sanders, South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg emphasized his “progressive” credentials on Sunday.
“Well, if we’re talking about a voter interested in progressive change, my message is that I would be the most progressive president we’ve had in a half century,” Buttigieg told ABC’s “This Week.” …
That’s how we’re going to win. That’s how we’re going to govern,” Buttigieg said. “And in a moment when our country is frighteningly polarized and divided, we’re going to need some healing, not at the expense of our values, but in the name of our values.