Let’s face it. Presidential Candidate Pete Buttigieg is a talented politician. He is polished, poised, articulate, and well educated. Yes, indeed, the Rhodes Scholar turned Afghanistan War Veteran turned small-town mayor turned presidential candidate has quite an impressive resume for someone so young. When “electability” is the number one concern for many Democrats, it appears that this gay-Christian-midwestern-millennial Mayor might be a saving grace among a crowded field of outspoken socialists, septuagenarians, and Sacagawea. Recently, Buttigieg has gained considerable momentum in polls for the Iowa Democratic Presidential Caucus and raked in a sizeable $24.7 million in the fourth quarter of 2019 in fundraising. Early on in his candidacy, many dismissed Mayor Pete as a lightweight. Common criticisms of his bid for the Democratic nomination were that he was too young and inexperienced in national politics. Whereas those may be credible claims, he has proven that he is, in fact, anything but a lightweight. Therefore, it is time to take the kid gloves off and expose the serious problems that a Pete Presidency would yield for the United States of America.

In attempting to present himself as the most electable candidate, Mayor Pete has chosen to embrace his religious identity in attempts to win over large swaths of the American heartland. In what comes as a stunning move for the exceedingly secular Democrat party, Mayor Pete has openly embraced his Christian faith since the early days of his campaign. Whereas it is a nice change of pace to see a candidate embrace faith when the Democrats literally booed God at their convention just a few years prior, it does not excuse the fact that Mayor Pete is campaigning upon a postmodernist interpretation of Christianity that possesses many qualities antithetical to the values of those to whom he is presenting himself. There is no greater example of this than Mayor Pete’s stance on no-limit abortion.  Mayor Pete’s shameless condoning of no-limit abortive practices is incredibly unpopular throughout the country (even in coastal zones!).

Furthermore, in twisting a biblical passage from Genesis that did not even pertain to child rearing, Mayor Pete has articulated a belief that a child ought not to be considered alive until it has drawn its first breath. His flagrant disregard for Judeo-Christian principles, combined with using his faith for political pandering, has earned him both the ire of renowned faith leaders and members of his own family. It is apparent that Pete Buttigieg’s spirituality is not one of reverence for the Word of God but one for earning political leverage among America’s considerable population of Christian voters. Being a member of a faith is more than merely professing yourself to be; you must live a life of both word and deed. 

As someone who has condemned Conservatives for not living lives that align with their beliefs, Prophet Pete might want to reassess how he portrays his religious virtue.  

In 2015, Buttigieg won reelection by a large margin. However, since his reelection, he has dropped the ball. Race relations have soured, crime rates and shootings have increased, and in one of his “signature accomplishments,” his administration exasperated the gentrification of predominantly minority neighborhoods while simultaneously contaminating them with asbestos and flooding them with stray animals. While hosting a town hall, due to the killing of an alleged robbery suspect by a police officer, many of his African American constituents were openly critical of him. Common criticisms were focused on the lack of community representation in officers on the street and his treatment of African Americans in police leadership while in office. Pete does not have the leadership capability to oversee the maintenance of a small town in the Midwest, so—regardless of how well-read he is—how can we trust him to effectively govern the world’s largest superpower if the people in his backyard can’t trust him to keep their best interests at heart?

So, what is the deal with this guy? It is evident that white Democrats love Pete because he checks enough intersectional boxes while being just mainstream enough not to offend their billionaire donors, that minority Americans are—rightfullyskeptical of him, and that he is yet another opportunist leftist with nothing to offer America besides an abstract message of unity fabricated upon his sense narcissism. 

Pete Buttigieg is failing mayor who is just sycophantic enough to believe he has what it takes to lead the free world. It is up to us to stop him.

Samuel Mangold-Lenett is a native of Cincinnati, Ohio and current student at the University of Cincinnati studying English Literature and Political Science. Having a deep passion for the Midwestern United States, Sam is dedicated to uplifting the men and women that are too often overlooked by mass media and popular culture. Sam is also the Editor-in-Chief for the Cincinnati Republic, an alternative conservative media outlet that is based out of his home town.

The views expressed in this article are the opinion of the author and do not necessarily reflect those of Lone Conservative staff.


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About Samuel Mangold-Lenett

Samuel Mangold-Lenett is a native of Cincinnati, Ohio and current student at the University of Cincinnati studying English Literature and Political Science. Having a deep passion for the Midwestern United States, Sam is dedicated to uplifting the men and women that are too often overlooked by mass media and popular culture. Sam is also the Editor-in-Chief for the Cincinnati Republic, an alternative conservative media outlet that is based out of his home town.

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