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D. R. ZUKERMAN, proprietor

Is the Swamp Promoting Mayor Pete Buttigieg for President?

April 19, 2019 --

The New York Times, April 15, published a front page article on the presidential candidacy of South Ben, Indiana'a Mayor Pete Buttigieg, and a second article inside the paper, the day after he formally declared his candidacy. The second article noted that Buttigieg enjoyed "a surge in fund-raising and polls," and was third behind former Vice President Biden and Sen. Bernie Sanders, and ahead of Senator Elizabeth Warren and former Rep, Beto O'Rourke. If elected, the 37-year old Buttigieg would be the youngest president in U.S. history and, having a "husband," the first gay president.

The Wall Street Journal, in an April 16 editorial, called Buttigeig "a political star," and suggested "[h]e would be an ideal candidate to call a truce to [the] culture war. " It is not clear how the mayor has become "a political star."

The Times noted, April 15, that he favors revamping the Supreme Court, abolishing the Electoral College, praised ideas for taxing carbon fuel, and is interested in establishing a minimum income for citizens. (LPR here opines that leftists would also insist that undocumented immigrants, as well, should qualify for the minimum income distributed by government.)