(Liberty Bell) – Mayor Pete Buttigieg can’t answer one of the most basic questions about his platform, and he just got busted out by a high school teacher.
During a CNN town hall in New Hampshire on Thursday Pete was asked what the most important issue to his campaign was.
To which he….couldn’t answer!
Buttigieg, who has only been elected as mayor to a small town, struggled to find anything to say before falling back on something about “the shape of our democracy,” whatever that means.
He explained that this meant “getting money out of politics” — a pretty odd comment coming from a candidate who has been a prolific fundraiser (remember those “wine caves”?) among the wealthy Silicon Valley elite and can only manage to brag that he’s not a millionaire because he’s only 38 or something so he surely hasn’t been in politics long enough to amass the kind of wealth that Warren, Sanders, and Biden enjoy.
CNN anchor Chris Cuomo busted Buttigieg out for failing to actually answer the question.
“I’ve disappointed a lot of high school teachers in my life, and I know the look on her face right now,” Cuomo joked.
Buttigieg took another stab at it, praising a bill recently passed by House Democrats, H.R. 1, the “For the People Act,” calling it a “pro-democracy, anti-corruption bill … to make sure that voting rights are secure, that districts are fair.”
Conservative critics have sounded the alarm that H.R. 1 would change the rules of voting to impose more elections around the country in the style of California which would ensure more victories in the Democratic Party.
Breitbart News notes, “Some of the reforms Democrats favor were used in the recent Iowa caucuses, which were supposed to kick off ‘the most transparent primary in our history,’ but which merely created chaos, confusion, and claims of vote-rigging.”
Cuomo pressed Buttigieg again, playfully, to answer the question: “You’ve never gotten bad grades. As somebody who has, I’m just saying, look…”.
The Buttigieg campaign decided to celebrate his response anyway:
— Pete Buttigieg (@PeteButtigieg) February 7, 2020
Cuomo went on to ask Buttigieg how he would “make this one thing happen” if Republicans still controlled the Senate, assuming this “one thing” was the “one thing” that Buttigieg had actually failed to identify, so no one was really talking about anything at this point.
Buttigieg replied that he would campaign in states with Republican Senators and contact their voters directly.
This is something that Breitbart notes President Barack Obama did repeatedly to try to drum up support for his more radical ideas, but “to little avail.”