Pete Buttigieg Dropping Out of White House Race by JOSHUA CAPLAN for Breitbart
GNN Note – It’s about time, get back to the kids table and good riddance.
Former South Bend, Indiana, Mayor Pete Buttigieg (D) is ending his presidential campaign on Sunday, following a disappointing finish in the South Carolina primary, according to reports.
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Buttigieg, who met with former President Jimmy Carter in Georgia earlier Sunday, told reporters he will make an announcement in South Bend at 8:30 p.m. instead of traveling to Texas, where he was scheduled to campaign for Super Tuesday. After Saturday’s fourth-place finish in South Carolina, Buttigieg sang a vastly different tune, vowing to remain in the race for weeks and months to come. “This is the majority we will seek to energize into Super Tuesday and beyond, welcoming new allies as we go,” he told supporters in his concession speech.
Buttigieg, an Afghanistan war veteran and the first openly gay major presidential candidate, went from obscurity to a household name over the course of his White House run in large part due to glowing coverage from the corporate media. Though Buttigieg fashioned himself as moderate, the Indiana Democrat’s platform included several progressive policy prescriptions, including a “glide-path” to Medicare for All and a pledge to pack the Supreme Court with as many as six additional justices, expanding the bench from nine to 15. The former mayor signaled that he does not believe in any restrictions whatsoever on abortion and has asserted that there is no placefor pro-life voters in the Democrat Party. He has also calledfor the abolishment of the Electoral College, once claiming that it makes the United States “less democratic.”
While Buttigieg ran on a message of unity, he repeatedly smeared President Trump and his supporters as racists.
“The reality is there are a lot of committed racists whose vote I’m never going to get and that’s alright,” Buttigieg said in July.