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Feb 08 2020
Biden's Buttigieg Body Blow Comments (0)

Buttigieg-boycultureButtigieg has a target on his back. (GIF via GIPHY)

Regardless of which Democrat is your favorite — and fuck off if you're voting third party or think fascist pig Trump is an acceptable choice — it's getting ridiculous how people can't stand any criticisms between them.

It's. A. Primary.

This is the time to draw differences, and maybe a little metaphorical blood. All will be forgotten in the general.

That said, I like Pete Buttigieg (he's not my #1), but this Biden ad attacking him as inexperienced is brilliant. Still, I think Buttigieg may be doing so well in part because people like that he is fresh out of the wrapper, and the attacks may actually be endearing him to some voters.

I also think Buttigieg's ideologically similar opponents — Klobuchar, Biden — attacking him is probably just helping Bernie Sanders, who has a far better shot at winning the nomination anyway.

But Biden, facing challenges in New Hampshire and elsewhere, needs to start doing better, so he is swinging at the latest guy to do well in the polls (and in the Iowa Caucus, which Buttigieg did, in fact, win).

Watch the attack ad below ...

Buttigieg's camp had a pretty classy response:

At this moment, the American people are crying out for something completely different from this classic Washington-style of politics.

While Washington politics trivializes what goes on in communities like South Bend, South Bend residents who now have better jobs, rising income, and new life in their city don’t think their lives are a Washington politician’s punchline.

Pete’s on-the-ground experience as mayor, turning around a Midwestern industrial city, is exactly why he is running for president.

The vice president’s decision to run this ad speaks more to where he currently stands in this race than it does about Pete’s perspective as a mayor and veteran.

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