I want Pete Buttigieg representing me on the world stage

by Allison M. Grunwald – Oct 14, 2019 (Medium.com, abridged)

Why I will be voting for Pete Buttigieg in the 2020 primary, an anthropological perspective:

A good president will respect other cultures and countries ethnically and economically.

Pete Buttigieg has traveled abroad and is multilingual. (Learn why being multilingual matters.) Additionally, over the months I have seen Pete be nothing but respectful and friendly to everyone he meets, from voters to peers. This signals his diplomatic nature.

A good president will fix problems at home before problems abroad.

Pete Buttigieg is a mayor who has strived to fix his city’s infrastructure and housing situation, and racial tension. The people of South Bend, Indiana largely support Pete, claiming he revitalized a dying city. I have no doubt he would also strive to FINALLY aid Flint, Michigan, Puerto Rico, and other ailing US areas.

A good president will be a model citizen to figurehead the nation.

Pete Buttigieg is kind, calm, collected, intelligent, lively, amicable, obliging, amenable, and attentive. If this isn’t what you want representing you as a nation then I don’t know what to tell you. Pete is the living embodiment of his presidential campaign values, and his supporters will tell you exactly how.

A good president will listen to constituents, admit and correct wrongs, and hire experts.

Pete Buttigieg has openly admitted to past mistakes and has rectified them. He is, shocking as it seems, human. No one is infallible, no one is perfect, but one can learn, adapt, improve. Pete is always on his toes. He knows exactly what needs to be done, and if he fails, will explain why he didn’t meet his own expectations.

A good president will be one with the people as well as a figurehead.

Pete Buttigieg has student debt, has suffered prejudice, is a rescue dog dad, is a husband, a man of faith and a veteran, and a proven service-driven individual. And he eats fried chicken with his hands. And loves fair food.

A good president will unite the country as a whole.

Divide and conquer. That is what our enemies want. The ancient Romans knew it, and yet here we are, letting ourselves be divided. Pete Buttigieg has proven to be attractive to a wide assortment of people. He CAN unite us.

A good president will understand what truly plagues their nation.

Pete Buttigieg sees addiction as a health rather than a moral issue; he understands the opioid crisis and wants to legalize marijuana. He wants people vaccinated; he understands some people medically cannot be.

A good president will understand and sympathize with collateral damage in war.

Pete Buttigieg wants to set a higher bar when it comes to international warfare. He condemns harming civilians and interfering in wars in ways that don’t reflect our values as a nation.

A good president will help to save Earth from destruction.

Pete Buttigieg is adamant that actions to combat climate change must happen YESTERDAY, not next year. We don’t have long to fix the damage we’ve done, but Pete will act on this immediately.

A good president will respect the working class and students.

Pete Buttigieg wants to raise minimum wage to a living wage, raise labor standards, reduce college and housing costs, and make healthcare accessible to everyone.

A good president will understand what white/male privilege means.

Pete Buttigieg understands how being a while man gives him many privileges. He understands what must be done to address slavery reparations, disenfranchised peoples, and to protect a woman’s right to govern her own body.

A good president will protect people of faith and people of no faith.

Pete Buttigieg is Christian, but adamantly believes in the separation of Church and State. He is for people of all faiths and of no faith, and disavows anyone using religion as an excuse to harm people.

A good president will address the gun violence epidemic.

Pete Buttigieg used assault weapons in war. He believes AR-style weapons have NO BUSINESS in the hands of civilians, but also understands the right to bear arms. He wants universal background checks, and laws prohibiting domestic abusers from obtaining guns.

A good president will understand racial and economic divides.

Pete Buttigieg encourages familiarizing oneself with other cultures. In South Bend his police force has employed body cameras and has undergone implicit bias training. Pete supports the implementation of sanctuary cities, supports DACA and DREAMers, and amnesty for immigrants. He condemns white nationalism.

A good president will bring true democracy back to the country.

Pete Buttigieg wants to unbias the Supreme Court, get money out of politics, and abolish the grossly outdated Electoral College. He wants to reform the entire judicial system.

Why I will be voting for Pete Buttigieg in the 2020 primary season, an anthropological perspective:

A good president will respect other cultures and countries ethnically and economically.

Pete Buttigieg has traveled abroad and is multilingual. /9Learn why being multilingual matters.) Additionally, over the months I have seen Pete be nothing but respectful and friendly to everyone he meets, from voters to peers. This signals his diplomatic nature.

A good president will fix problems at home before problems abroad.

Pete Buttigieg is a mayor who has strived to fix its infrastructure and housing situation, and racial tension. The people of South Bend, Indiana largely support Pete, claiming he revitalized a dying city. I have no doubt he would also strive to FINALLY aid Flint, Michigan, Puerto Rico, and other ailing US areas.

A good president will be a model citizen to figurehead the nation.

Pete Buttigieg is kind, calm, collected, intelligent, lively, amicable, obliging, amenable, and attentive. If this isn’t what you want representing you as a nation then I don’t know what to tell you. Pete is the living embodiment of his presidential campaign values, and his supporters will tell you exactly how.

A good president will listen to constituents, admit and correct wrongs, and hire experts.

Pete Buttigieg has openly admitted to past mistakes and has rectified them. He is, shocking as it seems, human. No one is infallible, no one is perfect, but one can learn, adapt, improve. Pete is always on his toes. He knows exactly what needs to be done, and if he fails, will explain why he didn’t meet his own expectations.

A good president will be one with the people as well as a figurehead.

Pete Buttigieg has student debt, has suffered prejudice, is a rescue dog dad, is a husband, a man of faith and a veteran, and a proven service-driven individual. And he eats fried chicken with his hands. And loves fair food.

A good president will unite the country as a whole.

Divide and conquer. That is what our enemies want. The ancient Romans knew it, and yet here we are, letting ourselves be divided. Pete Buttigieg has proven to be attractive to a wide assortment of people. He CAN unite us.

A good president will understand what truly plagues their nation.

Pete Buttigieg sees addiction as a health rather than a moral issue; he understands the opioid crisis and wants to legalize marijuana. He wants people vaccinated; he understands some people medically cannot be.

A good president will understand and sympathize with collateral damage in war.

Pete Buttigieg wants to set a higher bar when it comes to international warfare. He condemns harming civilians and interfering in wars in ways that don’t reflect our values as a nation.

A good president will help to save Earth from destruction.

Pete Buttigieg is adamant that actions to combat climate change must happen YESTERDAY, not next year. We don’t have long to fix the damage we’ve done, but Pete will act on this immediately.

A good president will respect the working class and students.

Pete Buttigieg wants to raise minimum wage to a living wage, raise labor standards, reduce college and housing costs, and make healthcare accessible to everyone.

A good president will understand what white/male privilege means.

Pete Buttigieg understands how being a while man gives him many privileges. He understands what must be done to address slavery reparations, disenfranchised peoples, and to protect a woman’s right to govern her own body.

A good president will protect people of faith and people of no faith.

Pete Buttigieg is Christian, but adamantly believes in the separation of Church and State. He is for people of all faiths and of no faith, and disavows anyone using religion as an excuse to harm people.

A good president will address the gun violence epidemic.

Pete Buttigieg used assault weapons in war. He believes AR-style weapons have NO BUSINESS in the hands of civilians, but also understands the right to bear arms. He wants universal background checks, and laws prohibiting domestic abusers from obtaining guns.

A good president will understand racial and economic divides.

Pete Buttigieg encourages familiarizing oneself with other cultures. In South Bend his police force has employed body cameras and has undergone implicit bias training. Pete supports the implementation of sanctuary cities, supports DACA and DREAMers, and amnesty for immigrants. He condemns white nationalism.

A good president will bring true democracy back to the country.

Pete Buttigieg wants to unbias the Supreme Court, get money out of politics, and abolish the grossly outdated Electoral College. He wants to reform the entire judicial system.

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