The crowd chanted “2024!” at Pete Buttigieg’s farewell rally in South Bend, Ind., which would mean they’re predicting Donald Trump wins in November:
Crowd shouts: "2024, 2024, 2024."
— Steve Herman (@W7VOA) March 2, 2020
Wow. Former journo Ron Fournier thinks Trump will win, too?
That was the first speech of the 2024 campaign. Wow, @PeteButtigieg
— Ron Fournier (@ron_fournier) March 2, 2020
Earlier, Buttigieg made it clear he’s no fan of Bernie Sanders:
Buttigieg makes clear he doesn’t think @SenSanders is the right direction for the party. That’ll be a big part of the message from tonight. Holding endorsement until later is more respectful to his supporters- but also gives him a second chance to make that point again.
— Ronald Brownstein (@RonBrownstein) March 2, 2020
Front-runners Sanders and Joe Biden are now competing for his voters:
Bernie Sanders in LA says he wants to welcome supporters of Pete Buttigieg into his movement.
Reminder: Buttigieg has called Sanders “polarizing” and said Sanders’ campaign is one of extremes and all or nothing. https://t.co/S5DBSfWtg7
— Yamiche Alcindor (@Yamiche) March 2, 2020
And here’s Biden:
.@PeteButtigieg ran a historic, trail-blazing campaign based on courage, compassion, and honesty. We will be a better country for his continued service. This is just the beginning of his time on the national stage.
— Joe Biden (Text Join to 30330) (@JoeBiden) March 2, 2020
So, did Pete cut a deal for the VP slot?
Think Sanctimonious Pete cut a deal with Biden to be his VP?
— Mo Mo (@molratty) March 2, 2020
To be continued. . .
BOOT-GONE-GONE: Pete Buttigieg ends his 2020 presidential campaign https://t.co/MDO4ODZosr
— Twitchy Team (@TwitchyTeam) March 1, 2020