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Just a few weeks ago, people on the left were swooning over Beto O’Rourke, but things have shifted. Ever since South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg entered the race, Beto has been left in the dust.
Buttigieg, who is gay, scores higher on the intersectional hierarchy than Beto. Progressives are very excited about him. He speaks multiple languages! He went to Harvard! He picks imaginary fights with Mike Pence!
The media can’t get enough of him.
Jack Shafer writes at Politico:
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Burning with the velocity of a prairie fire on a gusty Indiana day, Pete Buttigieg scorched the airwaves, seared the podcasts, and charred the press this week as he ignited his presidential campaign, temporarily torching his Democratic competition in the process.
The secret to Buttigieg’s publicity run was no secret, wrote Matthew Yglesias in Vox. Like Molly Bloom in his favorite novel, Ulysses, he can’t stop saying “yes”—to media invitations. In recent weeks, he’s appeared on a CNN town hall, Ellen, A-list podcasts and Morning Joe, and been featured in New York, POLITICO Magazine, the Atlantic and much more. But saying yes is never...
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