Pete Buttigieg: The Case For A Younger President

Pete Buttigieg: The Case For A Younger President


>>Stephen: HEY, EVERYBODY! WELCOME BACK TO THE SHOW! ( CHEERS AND APPLAUSE )
LADIES AND GENTLEMEN, MY NEXT GUEST IS THE
MAYOR OF SOUTH BEND, INDIANA, AND HE’S RUNNING TO BE THE NEXT
PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES. PLEASE WELCOME MAYOR PETE
BUTTIGIEG! ( CHEERS AND APPLAUSE )
( BAND PLAYING ) WELCOME TO THE SHOW.>>THANKS. THANKS FOR HAVING US.>>Stephen: WHEN DID YOU
DECLARE YOUR CANDIDACY.>>WE ANNOUNCED OUR EXPLORATORY
COMMITTEE THREE WEEKS AGO YESTERDAY.>>Stephen: THAT MEANS YOU’RE
EXPLORING TO SEE WHETHER YOU WILL RUN? PEOPLE START WITH THAT BUT —
>>YOU GET KNOWN, RAISE THE MONEY, PUT THE ORGANIZATION IN
PLACE AND AS THE SIGNS CONTINUE TO POINT TO YES, ONE BIG DAY YOU
HAVE YOUR LAUNCH.>>Stephen: IS YOUR APPEARANCE
ON THIS SHOW PART OF THE EXPLORATORY COMMITTEE?>>I’M EXPLORING.>>Stephen: I’M SORRY I DIDN’T
HAVE A HELMET FOR US. FOR PEOPLE WHO DON’T KNOW. TELL THE PEOPLE WHO YOU ARE.>>THIRTY-SEVEN YEARS OLD, BORN
AND RAISED IN SOUTH BEND, AN INDUSTRIAL CITY IN THE MID BEST. VETERAN OF WAR IN AFGHANISTAN,
EIGHTH YEAR AS MAYOR AND JUST OPENED AN EXPLORATORY COMMITTEE
TO RUN FOR PRESIDENT.>>Stephen: 37? YES, SIR.>>Stephen: IF YOU WERE TO
WIN, YOU WOULD BE THE YOUNGEST PRESIDENT IN AMERICAN HISTORY.>>THAT’S RIGHT.>>Stephen: YOUNGER THAN T.R. YEAH.>>Stephen: WHAT’S THE RUSH? WHY RUN FOR PRESIDENT NOW? WHY NOT GET A LITTLE MORE SALT
AND PEPPER IN THE HAIR AND A LITTLE MORE MOSS UNDER THE SOLES
OF YOUR FEET BEFORE YOU RUN FOR PRESIDENT?>>WELL, I DON’T THINK YOU DO
THIS BECAUSE YOU WANT TO DO IT SOME DAY. I THINK YOU RUN FOR ANY OFFICE
BECAUSE YOU THINK THE NEEDS OF THE OFFICE MEET THE MOMENT AND
WHAT YOU BRING TO THE TABLE. AND, YOU KNOW, IN MANY WAYS, I
THINK BEING FROM A YOUNGER GENERATION, IT’S ONE OF THE MAIN
REASONS TO DO THIS. I BELONG TO THE SCHOOL SHOOTING
GENERATION. I WAS IN HIGH SCHOOL WHEN
COLUMBINE HAPPENED. WE’RE THE GENERATION THAT
PROVIDED UPMOST OF THE TROOPS FOR THE CONFLICT AFTER 9/11 AND
THE TROOPS THAT WITHIN HERE IN CLIMATE CHANGE AND THE FIRST
GENERATION TO MAKE LESS THAN OUR PARENTS. NO ONE HAS MORE AT STAKE THAN
YOUNGER PEOPLE COMING UP. I THINK ABOUT THE WAY THE WORLD
WILL LOOK IN 2054 WHEN I REACH THE AGE TO HAVE THE CURRENT
PRESIDENT, WHY NOT HAVE SOMEONE WHO VIEWS THE COUNTRY THE WAY IT
IS THAT YEAR. ( APPLAUSE )
>>Stephen: YOU’RE THE MAYOR OF SOUTH BEND. HOW BIG?>>JUST OVER $100,000.>>Stephen: AND THE NEXT JOB
YOU WOULD LIKE IS TO BE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES
AND THE LEADER OF THE FREE WORLD. I DON’T SAY THAT NECESSARILY AS
A BIG JOKE. THAT’S A BIG LEAP. IT’S NOT AS BIG A LEAP AS, YOU
KNOW, REALITY SHOW HOST TO PRESIDENT.>>CLEARLY. ( APPLAUSE )
>>Stephen: BUT IT IS A BIG LEAP, YOU WILL ADMIT.>>NO, IT IS, BUT WHEN YOU THINK
ABOUT IT, I MEAN — YES, LOOK, IT’S AUDACIOUS, ALMOST OBSERVE
SCENE FOR SOMEBODY MY AGE, BUT REALLY ANY HUMAN BEING TO THINK
THEY BELONG IN THAT OFFICE AND, YET, EVERYBODY WHO’S HAD THAT
OFFICE IS A MODERATELE HUMAN BEING WHO’S BROUGHT THEIR
EXPERIENCE TO THE TABLE. I HAVE MORE EXPERIENCE IN THE
GOVERNMENT THAN THE PRESIDENT, MORE EXECUTIVE EXPERIENCE THAN
THE VICE PRESIDENT. I HAVE MORE MILITARY EXPERIENCE
THAN ANYONE TO ARRIVE AT THAT DESK SINCE GEORGE H.W. BUSH. ( APPLAUSE )
IT MIGHT SOUND CHEEKY, BUT LARGELY THIS IS ABOUT MY
EXPERIENCE. AS MAYOR, YOU ARE ON THE FRONT
LINES. YOU ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR
EVERYTHING. ONE MINUTE PARKS AND REC, THE
NEXT THING AN OFFICER SHOOTING WITH RACIAL SENSITIVITY AND YOU
HAVE TO HANDLE IT ALL. YOU UNDERSTAND THE JOB OF
LEADERSHIP IN GOVERNMENT IS MAKING POLICY, YES, CAPABLY
RUNNING AN ADMINISTRATION FOR SURE BUT ALSO JUST BRINGING
PEOPLE TOGETHER AND ALL THREE OF THE ELEMENTS ARE SORELY MISSING
IN THE CURRENT OCCUPANT OF THE WHITE HOUSE. ( APPLAUSE )
>>Stephen: THIS IS ALL TRUE. IF ELECTED, YOU WOULD BE THE
FIRST OPENLY GAY PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES.>>YEP. ( CHEERS AND APPLAUSE )
>>Stephen: AND AS I SAID, WHEN WE FIRST TALKED ABOUT YOU
ANNOUNCING, WHEN WE WERE TALKING ABOUT IT IN YOUR MONOLOGUE LAST
WEEK, WHAT I SAID IS WHAT I REALLY LIKE ABOUT AMERICA NOW IS
THAT’S THE THIRD THING I LEARNED ABOUT YOU. THAT’S NO LONG THE BANNER
HEADLINE FOR SOMEONE WHO WANTS TO RUN FOR PUBLIC OFFICE. DO YOU SEE YOURSELF AS A
TRAILBLAZER IN THIS WAY?>>ON THE ONE HAND I’M VERY
CONSCIOUS OF THE HISTORIC NATURE TO HAVE THE CANDIDACY LIKE THAT,
AND I HOPE IT MAKES IT EASIER FOR THE NEXT PERSON WHO COMES
ALONG, BUT I THINK WE NEED TO WORK TOWARD A WORLD WHERE IT’S
NOT NEWSWORTHY AT ALL. IT WAS HARD TRYING TO FIGURE OUT
HOW TO COME OUT. I WAS MAYOR, ALREADY. I REACHED THE POINT WHERE I
WANTED TO COME OUT AND HAVE A PERSONAL LIFE. INCONVENIENTLY I WAS IN THE
MIDDLE OF A REELECTION CAMPAIGN AND I DECIDED IT WAS THE TIME TO
DO IT. WE DIDN’T KNOW WHAT THE POLITICS
WOULD BE. I’M FROM A SOCIALLY CONSERVATIVE
COMMUNITY. I CAME OUT THERE, SAID WHO I WAS
AND GOT REELECTED WITH 80% OF THE VOTE. ( CHEERS AND APPLAUSE )
>>Stephen: WAS MIKE PENCE GOVERNOR AT THE TIME?>>YEAH, MIKE PENCE WAS THE
GOVERNOR AT THE TIME.>>Stephen: DID YOU WORK WITH
MIKE PENCE?>>YEAH, IT’S THE JOB OF MAYOR
TO WORK WITH ANYBODY WHO CAN BENEFIT THE CITY.>>Stephen: GOOD GUY? EVERYBODY LIKE HIM?>>HE’S NICE. IF HE WERE HERE YOU WOULD THINK
HE IS A NICE GUY TO YOUR FACE BUT HE’S PHI NATCALLY. HE BELIEVES CIGARETTES DON’T
KILL AND THE UNIVERSE WAS CREATED A FEW THOUSAND YEARS AGO
AND PEOPLE LIKE ME GET UP IN THE MORNING AND DECIDE TO BE GAY. IF THAT WAS A CHOICE, IT WAS A
CHOICE MADE WAY ABOVE MY PAY GRADE. SO WHAT HE DOESN’T REALIZE IS
THAT HIS QUARREL IS WITH MY CREATOR. MY MARRIAGE MOVED ME CLOSER TO
GOD AND I WISH HE RESPECTED THAT. ( APPLAUSE )
>>Stephen: DONALD TRUMPICS LOOKS LIKE HE’S DECLARING A
NATIONAL EMERGENCY. WHAT IS YOUR DEFINITION OF
NATIONAL EMERGENCY? HE’S SAYING THE BORDER, THE
CARAVANS, THE SUPERCARS — HIS WORDS NOT MINE — WHAT IS YOUR
IDEA OF A NATIONAL EMERGENCY.>>AS A MAYOR, YOU KNOW A THING
OR TWO ABOUT EMERGENCIES. TWO TIMES, WE HAD TO ACTIVATE
THE EMERGENCY OPERATION CENTER IN SOUTH BEND. THEY WERE 18 MONTHS APART. ONE WAS FOR A THOUSAND-YEAR
FLOOD AND ONE WAS WHAT WE WERE TOLD WAS A 500-YEAR FLOOD. WHICH EITHER MEANS I HAVE
PROPROS TROUSE STATISTICAL LUCK OR WE HAVE A PROBLEM WITH
CLIMATE CHANGE. IT’S NOT JUST HAPPENING ON THE
NORTH POLE, IT’S HAPPENING IN COMMUNITIES LIKE MINE. THAT’S AN EMERGENCY. ( CHEERS AND APPLAUSE )
>>Stephen: WELL, YOU GOT A NEW BOOK. IT’S CALLED THE SHORTEST WAY
HOME. PETE BUTTIGIEG, EVERYBODY. THANK YOU FOR BEING HERE,
MR. MAYOR. GOOD LUCK WITH YOUR CAMPAIGN. WE’LL BE RIGHT BACK.

100 thoughts on “Pete Buttigieg: The Case For A Younger President

  1. Soooo….. Pence thinks gay people wake up everyday and decide to be gay over and over again? Whoa…..Sounds to me like Gay Groundhog Day- coming to a theater near you.
    A man wakes up and heads downstairs to breakfast and asks "Honey, are we out of milk?" only to hear a guys voice in response! Then he looks at all of the family photos and see him with another guy and the kids! Wtf? He now heads to work and everyone asks "How is your husband doing?" I think that would make a good introspective comedy on how your life would be different and the new challenges that you would have to face that you never had to give a second thought before.

  2. Mayor Pete left out that he is a Harvard graduate, was a Rhodes Scholar, can speak seven languages, and plays piano and guitar. He has packed a lot of learning into 37 years!!!

  3. This guy is not going to win just for the sole reason that he is gay. I don’t like to say it but that won’t go down easily with the majority of people.

  4. Why do Americans never pay attention to policy and only on looks and sounding intelligent? Name one policy he proposed in this entire interview to benefit the American people. Yeah, that’s what I thought.

  5. ok this man has to be in the final elections. Amazing person, and we Americans need a change from Trump. Like, seriously.

  6. He sounds like Keanu Reeves. Seriously, close your eyes and play the first minute.
    Like Keanu Reeves' blue collar, physically smaller, accountant alter ego.

  7. He literally has NO skeletons in his closet. The Baby Boomers time is up. We need a President for today’s youth, not yesterdays elders. 🏳️‍🌈🏳️‍🌈🏳️‍🌈

  8. THE FAGGOT COCKSUCKER MAYOR HAS NO CHANCE AT PRESIDENT … BUT HOPEFULLY HE GETS ELECTED FOR AIDS AND CANCER RESEARCH …

  9. I will NEVER vote for a FULL BLOWN SISSY BOY SEX PERVERT FAGGOT QUEER. Those "lgbt lifestyles turn my stomach. Also those FULL BLOWN SICK FREAKS pushing their SICK SICK DISGUSTING agenda on kids as young as kindergarten. Also I blame those FULL BLOWN SICK SICK FREAKS for spreading the HIV virus to the rest of us. Also they have their SICK SICK pride festivals and parades, who in their right mind would be proud to be a sexual pervert. Hey we should start having straight pride festivals and parades.

  10. Buttgieg has a lot of experience, butt the city that he is the mayor of is a disaster. Police officer shooting blacks and whites for no good reason.

  11. MY VERSION OF NATIONAL EMERGENCY… IS WHEN I GET SHIT ON MY DICK FROM SCREWING MY HUSBAND ….

  12. Bye Bye little racist Petey, you will never be president. Stupid AIPAC stooge met with Steve Grossman and got his blessing, will do bidding of Israel first, not America.

  13. elect him in 2020, give him 8 years, then elect AOC, give her 8 years. Thats 16 years of 2 brilliant, elegant politicians.

  14. Pocahontas, Sleepy Joe, Butt Guy, Spermie Panders,De Blabbio, Cabobbled Harris, Master Beto Odork, Wang, etc. Not a winner in the carload. A race and gender baiting love fest.
    Colbert- King Leftard.

  15. Buttigieg comes across as a normal human being. I like his calmness, intelligence, thoughtfulness, sense of humor and most of all, I feel I can trust him.

  16. This man is all show and hasn't got a clue as to what he would do if he became the POTUS. He uses his "vast experience" in the military as his crowning achievement, pointing to his tour in Afghanistan, when he spent his tour as the equivalence as a jeep driver and a low level clerk for an officer in an area where there was no enemy activity, NO COMBAT EXPERIENCE, NEVER RISKED HIS LIFE FOR HIS COUNTRY. His was a 6 month tour and he was in, all practicality, no danger whatsoever.
     
    Basically all this guy has to run on is that he’s gay and somehow ( in true democrat form) he has twisted some text in the Bible to justify his practice of man on man filthy unsafe love. Marriage is still just between a Man and a Woman. Most people don't give a da__, what the man-made liberal minded crooked courts determined!
     
    Pete the cupcake has chosen to run on his sexual preference and if elected he would see his election as a mandated to serve based on his sexual preference, which would mean he represents only a small part of American society. Embracing perversion is not heroic it’s hedonistic.
     
    Three-quarters (75%) of white voters who describe themselves as evangelical or born-again Christians voted for Republican House candidates in 2018. That is on par with the share who did so in midterm elections in 2014 (78%) and 2010 (77%).
     
    Evangelicals have been recognized as pivotal players in the American political landscape. As a vital component of the values voter bloc, along with conservative Roman Catholics, they are even credited with making the crucial difference in the 2004 presidential race.The adult population that is evangelical is a whopping 47 percent in 1998; last year's estimate was 48 percent.Fully 96% of evangelicals say religion is very important in their lives, and 93% say they pray every day. These voters will never vote for a Gay presidential candidate, not in a million years
     
    Gay President Buttigieg ( a.k.a. Cupcake, Neuman, Feathers, Fruit-Fly, Donald Duck, Tinkerbelle ) and his first mate, or lady or whatever. That will NOT help us to gain back respect from the world. As soon as he/she is president he/she will appoint many Transvestites as his close advisors and put more gays and lesbians in the military. The Joint Chiefs of Staff in the Pentagon will run for cover and the special forces will quit or retire early.
     
    Gay Pete will not be able to negotiate anything in Foreign Policy with the Russians, Korea, The Middle East ( Muslims ), Turkey, China and Africa and even many South American and Central America countries where they don't respect homosexuals. There are way too many countries and religions that do NOT tolerate Homosexuals or are NOT welcome there, so what was this Mayor Pete thinking when he decided to run ? he must have been in a fantasy wishful thinking mode ! WAKE UP ! Pete, the world  outside the USA is very different and INTOLERANT

  17. LESBIAN HAREM 2020. Vote for me and I'll MAKE GAY MARRIAGE work for you with a merger on UTAH'S BIG LOVE. With all the lesbian divorces in the news, I will make sure PRIDE does not go to waste & get it to work for the BOYS. TRUMP HAS WASTED OUR TIME ON ABORTION LAWS, when we all know he's just too much of a PUSSY to give you guys what you want. LESBIAN HAREM 2020. NEVER PAY FOR A DIVORCE AGAIN. Have the ladies pay each other ALIMONY. Sisters will be doing it for themselves—INDEED.

  18. Mayor Pete would embarrass the hell out of trump and win Georgia, NC, Fla. and a whole bunch of other states in the 2020 election.

  19. hes from the rust belt and is a veteran and is not talking about automation or foreign policy, hes talking about how hes a better person than trump, and also hes gay. come on theres more pressing issues in this country than electing someones whose gay and even unelecting Donald trump

  20. I am continuously amazed by how profound his response to a question is. It is just thought provoking and eloquent. WOW~

  21. I think he has a massive task ahead of him, but god I would love to see him in office. Regrettably I think he will be the greatest president America never had.

  22. Very well articulated and intelligent guy. But I didn’t hear one specific policy proposal by him or a question about policy from Colbert.

  23. Is it just me, or did Stephen spend alot of time interrupting Pete?
    The fact he gave Bill O'Reilly creedence when discussing Orlando, this feels very dismissive.
    Perhaps, Stephen isn't quite as progressive towards those of the LGBTQ+ community as he would have us think.
    Jon's music choice was also incredibly pedantic.
    Strange time for Stephen to appear bi-partisan. Very disappointing segment.

  24. Andrew Yang or Tulsi, I like this guy, but somehow he is too much of a politician, he speaks smoothly but I feel he is kinda fake. I love the idea of a gay president, it would be great for him to challenge homophobic countries, and it is really no problem for me, but again, I think Yang and Tulsi are bit more true, and also their agenda is more urgent.

  25. His top issue is Prosecuting whistleblowers and journalists.

    He supports war and expanding the powers of the security state.

    But universal healthcare you'll have to wait

  26. One Clown leads another…. Mr. "Systemic Racisim" when his city has one of the WORST Black CRIME rates…. Oh, but they are just being discriminated…

  27. So, hes gay? So what? So is my cousin. Hes young, so is my daughter. Hes been in the military…so has my husband. Climate change is one of his biggest concerns. Well….Iran not being given our uranium by the Dems is one of mine. Kim of North Korea not shooting at us with a future nuke bomb is another. If we dont at least try and come up with a solution since nothing has worked before we're going to have global warming alright. We wont be here to discuss it but it will be warmer than we can imagine. Its time for many to come out of the fog and into the light and theres someone who may help you with that. Candace Owens!!! Shes in the Democratic black box. Woman box , young box, not rich box….did I leave a box out? Yes, I did actually. Shes smart as can be, has common sense, loves this country and wants people to be a victor and not play the dem victim game anymore. I encourage anyone who loves the truth to watch Candaces videos. She speaks the truth so beware. Get off the Crazy train and on the Trump train. God Bless…from a middle aged, white, fly over country, deplorable(proud one) who occasionally shops at Walmart and proud of it. How many Dem boxes did that check?
    Trump 2020
    Ivanka Trump 2024
    Candace Owens 2032

  28. Peter Buttgieg. I pet a bird, that must be a buttgieg. The great escape plan. Don't forget the loot. The gold is stored in the underground complexes. Can't forget that.

  29. Platitude Peter, an empty fake

    Go for Bernie, Tulsi, Yang & Marianne
    Pete hardly has policies

    The fact that mainstream media pushes him forward is A BAD SIGN

  30. I like him, I agree that the future of our country affects younger people more (because they'll be around to experience it) but his examples of how being a mayor translates to running a major world power do not add up to me. I think there are better options. I would just like to understand more about his policy perspective and/or plans. I haven't gotten much of that from him yet from the debates or this.

  31. Tell Butt-Edge not to worry, he won't be elected president. Folks of all walks of life, across the country, will understand that his FREEBIES are just upfront, wannabee promises, to entice the ignorant. The folks that can add 2 & 2, know he can't fulfill any of his promises. His demeanor, of being a soft talker, is the sheep's clothing on a wolf. He's a card-carrying DemonRAT, who is poised to ruin America, with his FREEBIE Policies, which will wilt in the winds of time. America is $23,000,000,000,000.00 in debt, we the people can't pay for these wanted freebies, our DemonRAT government has put our country on the chopping Block. He's just another snake oil salesman, with some elixir for sale….

  32. That’s all we need. A log-jammer President in the White House. Iran would surely walk right in. Why do queers all live in a land of make believe? The world will never be the perfect utopia. War is necessary

  33. Why are the comments disabled under his announcement video? Wtf who does that? As a president you should let the people speak and be their voice, not shut them up! He is so fake I do not trust him one bit. Almost all of his money is from big corporations. RED FLAG!! There are many better options if you are looking for a progressive candidate. Vote Tulsi or Yang.

  34. Pete is outlining bright future for us all right now while campaigning for presidency. I am sure now that next thing after abolishing ICE our progressive young leaders will do away with police altogether. What a giant leap toward true freedom! Ceasing being the most prosperous country will be a small price for such breakthrough.

  35. Bird eye sentry, UFO Under Feign Operations. Gold digging birds. "but, but, but", what's the message birds?

  36. Kind of thought Colbert could have been more supportive or genuinely interested oh and he botched his name. Though this is apparently before he announced his candidacy. Buttigieg is my person for President so far…..tied with Julian Castro. You rock! Keep up the journey!

  37. "How do you say "corporate shill' in Norwegian" – Krystal Ball of the Hill… BERNIE / NINA 2020!!! The REAL deal!!! No more centrist establishment Kool-Aid from corporate shills like Biden, Harris, Buttigieig et al.!!!!!

  38. So many Russian trolls in the comments, we might all be characters in a Lukyanenko novel and not even know it. Should be another interesting election.

  39. Can we just vote on whether to have President Bernie and vice president Pete or President Pete and vice president Bernie.

  40. I’d like to see Pete, Yang, Tulsi and Bernie toward the end, if only to show that we value integrity originality and virtue – not to mention real intelligence

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