Democrats: Please Choose 35-year-old Pete Buttigieg as the Next Chairman of the Democratic National Committee [ DNC]!
The Millennials want another Millennial to lead them. This openly-gay mayor of South Bend just may be the right guy. I have been urging the Democratic Party to eviscerate the old guard from its leadership if they have any hope of becoming a credible adversary to the new Republican Party.
I was impressed when I heard Bernie Sanders address the concerns of the millennials in Warner N.H. over one year ago. I predicted, as did Trump himself, that if Bernie did not run against Donald, the Dems would lose the 2016 Presidential race, and then some.
In a recent NY Times article [2/11/17] entitled “DNC Contenders Agree on One Thing: Resistance to Trump” by Johnathan Martin, clearly delineates the problems that the Dems have in choosing a new leader for the DNC.
“The surge of liberal activism in response to President’s Trump election has transcended the divisions that some Dems. feared would cleave the party…
… Representatives Keith Ellison of Minnesota, one of Sander’s most prominent surrogates …. and Thomas E. Perez, the former labor secretary who backed Mrs. Clinton received consideration to be her running mate, have emerged as the leading contenders.”
The article went on to pinpoint the one person whose profile best fits someone who will represent the millennials— Mayor Pete Buttigieg of South Bend, Indiana.
Pete correctly pronounced the following words to his party compatriots [NY Times]:
“Why not go with somebody who isn’t a product of one faction or another faction, but somebody who is here to deliver a fresh start our party needs…. I don’t know why we’d want to live through it [HRC fiasco] a second time.”
His point is simple. Let a millennial represent the swelling ranks of the millennials within the Democratic Party. Clearly, any Dem. would be quite suspicious of my recommendation because I was/am an ardent Trump supporter. Yet, I would like to remind those who might question my professional ability to hand-pick a winner to remember that I and the rest of America were ready for a change of any type and immediately chose a ‘credible outsider’.
Why do I favor Pete Butigieg [Wikipedia]?
- He has been an effective Mayor of South Bend, Indiana, a major rust belt state.
- He was Phi Betta Kappa at Harvard College [no mean feat].
- He became a Rhodes Scholar and received first class honors degree in Philosophy, Politics, and Economics at Oxford University.
- He was commissioned as a Navy Intelligence Officer in 2009 and deployed to Afghanistan in 2013.
I have not seen that type of resume in any party for several decades. Let’s compare it to the two other contending candidates [Wikipedia]:
Thomas E Perez is a distinguished Brown and Harvard College graduate. He worked for the Montgomery County Council [Maryland] serving as President. That is a particularly prestigious job in a wealthy community outside of Washington D.C. His parents were from the Dominican Republic. His father served in WWII and then became a medical doctor in the VA system [Buffalo, NY].
Nothing shabby here, either!
Finally, we have Raymond Buckley the N.H. Democratic Chairman. Mr Buckley is an openly gay professional politician who has spent most of his entire 57 years in N.H. politics. I understand that he served N.H. quite honorably. However, he has no other credentials either in business, academia, or in the military. His resume cannot compete effectively against the two aforementioned candidates.
Sorry! No Go For Buckley !
If I were a Democrat, the two viable choices for me would be Buttigieg or Perez.
As professional who can affect regime change without any formal kinetic action, I would definitely pick Mayor Pete Buttigieg because he represents an entirely new generation of millennials who have served our country and his state with honor, dignity and effectiveness. A Hispanic candidate like Perez is also a credible contender. Unfortunately, his background has been completely tainted by the Obama/Clinton smallpox disease of yesteryears.
Good luck Mayor Pete!
Let me quote an honorable adversary whom I have always admired, Prof. Susan Estrich [Dukakis Campaign]:
“I can’t begin to count how many times I have warned politicians and candidates to worry as much about the bad, because the more air they put in your balloon, the bigger the target they start shooting.”