The thing is, if South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg wasn’t a gay man, CNN nor anyone else would have covered his announcement Wednesday that he’s running for president in 2020. But he is gay and he’s married, so his announcement in a field of 54 Democratic candidates, all with a better chance of winning, is “a big deal.”
— CNN Politics (@CNNPolitics) January 23, 2019
So why is it a big deal?
If it was, you wouldn't have to tell us, would you? ?
— (((L.N. Smithee))) (@LNSmithee) January 23, 2019
And by big deal you mean a publicity stunt, yawn…….
— Liberal Destroying Nationalist (@_OICU812) January 23, 2019
Does he have other qualifications?
— Lara (@Lara74608256) January 23, 2019
So his only qualification is that he’s gay? Got it
— Johnny Wang (@johnnywang94) January 23, 2019
Is that reason to vote for him though?
— CaliJay (@EricJay33) January 23, 2019
Identity politics 24 hours a day. Is his being gay MORE important than the policies he’s advocating for? NO.
— JenniferW (@JenWoodruff79) January 23, 2019
So! What are his policies and stances to the issues? If some country or leader doesn’t respect him because of who he sleeps with or is married to, send a straight cabinet member as a liaison and keep it moving.
— Wayne (@TheWayneW1) January 23, 2019
Why would someones sexual preference be a big deal like, EVER? Socialist nonsense. Collectivism is a sign of low intelligence.
— blepblop (@theherofails) January 23, 2019
I give zero craps who someone legally bumps uglies with. Stop it.
— Terin (@Terin2Ket) January 23, 2019
It’s a “big deal” because of the PC narrative behind that story. When I was 13, I was bitten by a rattlesnake on the edge of a tobacco field. It’s a miracle that I survived. If I decided to run for Prez, would I get “first snake attack survivor” praise from CNN? If not, why?
— Jody Taft (@JodyTaft5) January 23, 2019
If you can’t be bothered to even name him in a headline, he’ll have a lower chance than Chester Cheetah.
— Rosa (@rebellions) January 23, 2019
i cannot respond, i am too busy LMFAO at the absurdity of it all
— Dorothy Kohn (@BronxDottie) January 23, 2019
I thought we were all supposed to be treated equally. Why is this getting more attention over a married straight guy running? What happened to equality?
— Seth Edwards (@sedwards2022) January 23, 2019
Now let’s watch CNN totally drop its coverage of this guy. Kamala Harris already has her CNN forum scheduled; when does Pete Buttigieg get his town hall with Jake Tapper?
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This guy really does have a serious name recognition problem; to Reuters, he’s just “gay Indiana mayor”:
— Reuters Top News (@Reuters) January 24, 2019
Scott Adams: The media giants have already picked Sen. Kamala Harris as the 2020 nominee https://t.co/D2Kp3Ju89u
— Twitchy Team (@TwitchyTeam) January 22, 2019