Label Threatens To Destroy Buttigieg

Via The Washington Examiner:

John Kerry’s windsurfing outings. John Edwards’s $400 haircut, along with footage showing him primping in front of a mirror. Now, Pete Buttigieg is the latest Democratic presidential hopeful to face the “elitist” charge.

The South Bend, Indiana, mayor, 37, Thursday got pummeled by rival 2020 Democrats over a recent Napa Valley fundraiser with wealthy donors. Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren led the charge, accusing Buttigieg of hobnobbing with millionaires in an ultra-exclusive “wine cave” in Northern California.

“The mayor just recently had a fundraiser that was held in a wine cave, full of crystals, and served $900-a-bottle wine,” said Warren. “He had promised that every fundraiser he would do would be open-door, but this one was closed-door. We made the decision many years ago that rich people in smoke-filled rooms would not pick the next president of the United States. Billionaires in wine caves should pick the next president of the United States.”

The jab capped weeks of sniping between the pair over their relationships with wealthy donors. Warren, 70, noted many of his fundraisers included bottles of wine costing nearly as much as an average American’s weekly paycheck.