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What Happened When Pete Buttigieg Tore Down Houses In Black And Hispanic South Bend

What Happened When Pete Buttigieg Tore Down Houses In Black And Hispanic South Bend

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  • A good 'Intro to the Real Pete Buttigieg' story from South Bend Indiana, about making difficult choices trying to revitalize a city and keep it from slipping through the cracks of the American Dream. Mayor Pete is data-driven, but also not quite as methodical as he comes across in his early tv interviews

    A good 'Intro to the Real Pete Buttigieg' story from South Bend Indiana, about making difficult choices trying to revitalize a city and keep it from slipping through the cracks of the American Dream. Mayor Pete is data-driven, but also not quite as methodical as he comes across in his early tv interviews, as you would expect from someone who is data-driven. He took action on a housing revitalization plan independently from his own task force plans, leading to the title of this article, where he tore down delapidated houses in a big '1000 homes in 1000 days' effort to jump-start the revitalization plans. No one can deny that Mayor Pete seems to be smart, thoughtful on issues and policies, politically astute in interviews, and seems like he's got the right experience to help the Federal government gain back the trust of the people and get back to making things right for middle America, like the people of South Bend, the quintessential heartland Main St USA city with the kind of electorate that is needed to win in 2020. I see him as an excellent VP selection on a ticket with Kamala Harris, but we'll see how things progress through the primary season.

  • ‘His campaign manager, Mike Schmuhl, said in a telephone interview that a recent internal poll by Buttigieg’s mayoral committee found that 86% of respondents believed South Bend was on the right track.’

    And the people that’ve lost out during this interim where we don’t know how the track will pan out?

  • I wish the article hadn't tried so hard to make this into a race thing.

    There are serous property rights issues here that should be fixed. That is something on which we can come together. This isn't Chicago, let's not start acting like it.