Buttigieg BLASTS Dem Frontrunner

Via The Washington Examiner:

Pete Buttigieg singled out Democratic primary rivals Joe Biden and Bernie Sanders by name while arguing he’s best positioned to take on President Trump in 2020, a notable shift from his usual indirect swipes.

“I hear Vice President Biden saying that this is no time to take a risk on someone new. But history has shown us that the biggest risk we could take with a very important election coming up is to look to the same Washington playbook and recycle the same arguments and expect that to work against a president like Donald Trump,” Buttigieg, former mayor of South Bend, Indiana, and the youngest candidate in the race at 38, said during a campaign stop in Decorah, Iowa, on Thursday.

Buttigieg has pitched himself as a happy medium with the best elements of both the Vermont senator, 78, and the former vice president, 77, in that he is a fresh face that can inspire enthusiasm, but not so radical that he will alienate voters with a purist left-wing policy approach.

“Then I hear Sen. Sanders calling for a kind of politics that says you’ve got to go all the way here and nothing else counts,” Buttigieg continued. “And it’s coming at the very moment when we actually have a historic majority, not just aligned around what it is we’re against, but agreeing on what it is we’re for. A majority ready to make sure that the public sector steps up and delivers healthcare, just not so sure about the idea of forcing everybody onto that public plan. A majority that’s ready for a game-changing transformation in the affordability of college, but not so sure about the idea of covering every last penny for the tuition of the children of millionaires and billionaires.”

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