Pete Buttigieg, the gay veteran who has earned national attention for leading the revitalization of South Bend, Indiana, where he is mayor, joined a crowded pack of Democrats seeking the party’s presidential nomination.
Buttigieg, 37, emphasized in his announcement Wednesday the three attributes that make him stand out in a field of eight candidates who so far have declared: “Pete Buttigieg is a millennial Mayor, Afghanistan war veteran, and husband,” his presidential campaign page said.
Buttigieg gained national attention in 2017 when he emerged out of nowhere as a credible candidate to take over the Democratic National Committee; he had the backing in that race of Susan Turnbull, a former vice chairwoman of the DNC who has been a leader of a number of Jewish organizations, including the Jewish Council for Public Affairs and Jewish Women International.
Tom Perez, the former secretary of labor, secured the DNC top spot, but Buttigieg has since then earned a national profile, most recently in a magazine cover profile in the Sunday Washington Post.
Last year, Buttigieg visited Israel recently as part of a mayors tour organized by Project Interchange, an American Jewish Committee affiliate that introduces young politicians across the globe to Israel. While he was there, rockets from Syria were launched into Israel.
“It was a reminder of how real and how alive all these issues are,” he said in an AJC podcast. “It didn’t stop people from living their lives and I actually think there’s a lesson to be learned from that for America … to prevent terrorists from succeeding in their goal of becoming our top priority.”
Buttigieg said he was concerned that Israel was becoming a political football.
“There’s a risk that support for Israel could come to be regarded as a partisan issue and I think that would be really unfortunate,” he said. “One of the first things you realize when you get on the ground is that this is not a left vs. right issue, at least it shouldn’t be. The Democratic party is I think ultimately committed to the idea of peace and security and stability and fairness for everybody.”
Buttigieg would be the first openly gay major ticket nominee, although not the first candidate; Fred Karger, who is Jewish and gay, sought the Republican nomination in 2012.
Of course, the real purpose of this article in the JTA is to give Pete Buttigieg his 100% Kosher certification as a Jew-friendly pro-Zionist. That he left his wife to “marry” another man will make Buttigieg even that much more appealing to jewish voters who seem to have an inordinate fascination with sodomy and other sexual perversions which they have worked feverishly to normalize to the general public.
The Jews would love to foist an openly gay President upon the American people, probably more than even a woman of color, like Kamala Harris. The very idea that a known sodomite can be taken seriously as a presidential candidate by the mainstream press just shows us how low this country degenerated. This would have been inconceivable only 25 years ago, and for good reason. Imagine this gay president and his “husband” living in the White House together. It’s hard to imagine a more effective way for the Jews to say “F*** You” to America and its White Christian heritage.