As in almost always the case*, DAR speaks my mind better than I can.D.A. Ridgely wrote: ↑18 Nov 2019, 11:44I'll give voice to the Problem That Dare Not Speak It's Name and just say that America is probably not ready for a homosexual president. Even if that were not so, Buttigieg is too young and doesn't have the enthusiastic support of African Americans. Yes, at one level, being the chief executive of a smallish city is still the same sort of job as being President of the United States, but as I've argued in different contexts, at some point a quantitative difference becomes a qualitative difference.
Would he be a worse president than Trump? Of course not. Could he do the job? Sure. Being the head of anything is largely about having good people who do know their jobs and being able to lead them to achieve whatever your organizational goals may be. But let's not pretend he wouldn't have a very steep learning curve.
So my problems with Mayor Pete aren't that I don't think he could do the job; they're that I don't think he can get the job. He'd make a perfectly cromulent VP candidate choice, though, as long as the candidate, himself, wasn't a moderate liberal white male.
*Baroque music is gorgeous. Fight me.