Brian Howey

Howey

As the Democratic presidential race wound down just as the pandemic was gearing up, there was no secret that Joe Biden had a lot of respect and affection for Pete Buttigieg.

When the former South Bend mayor endorsed Biden in Dallas, the now president-elect said that Buttigieg reminded him of his late son, Delaware Attorney General Beau Biden. “Like Beau, he has a backbone like a ramrod. I really mean this. I think about it.”

Brian A. Howey is publisher of Howey Politics Indiana at www.howeypolitics.com. Find him on Facebook and Twitter @hwypol.

(9) comments

sidearm

Yes, Joe, he looks good on paper. I don’t care about that. I do care about what he did in South Bend, his only chance to lead. He failed miserably.

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Joe King

people who live there would disagree. A military officer, rhodes scholar, speaks multiple languages vs. the "my pillow guy"....yeah...nothing but the bestest from trump...

Joe King

great choice. Pete can do it. It is refreshing that after 4 years of ineptness, hiring cronies, hiring donors, and people with no leadership abilities Biden is bringing in brilliant people. As Trump puts it ...the the bestest people ever. I hope he and the new administration fix what was done and start leading this country.

fire111

Yep! Ineptness at the local level (South Bend) will go a long way in DC! Failing schools, murderers everywhere in da bend, gangs slingin dope on all the corners and gang retaliation murders, homelessness ballooning, HUGE civil budgets, $650,000 5th wheel party trailer, pastel lights are nice! Mayor PeteY will fit right in! And more retreads to come!

sidearm

Why is he qualified? Because he drove a General around in a Jeep in Iraq? He left South Bend in horrible shape. This is his payback from the left for quitting the race for the Dem nomination for president, clearing the way for dementia Joe.

Joe King

Your attempt to ridicule a well educated serviceman and openly gay man says a lot. He speaks 7 languages, is a Rhodes Scholar and officer in the military. It’s not like he is using the “ my pillow guy” for help in a pandemic that has killed over 320,000 Americans and is openly calling to suspend the constitution and invoke martial law. Yes, sidearm and fire have no credibility and is painfully obvious.

fire111

Wowey Howey! Love all around for the most inept mayor in decades in South Bend. He failed in almost every aspect from almost day one when he demoted the first black police chief. The schools in South Bend are ailing and failing. The state is ready to take over. The homeless problem grows every year! The pastel lights on race are pretty. What infrastructure has he improved? Never forget that second highest civil city budget in the state. Twice Ft Wayne's amount and Ft Wayne is two times larger. Let's get to nuts and bolts here. This failure says South Bend has no gangs. The legacy he left.... 27 murders this year. Over 200 shootings. What else ya got to praise the ineptness mayor PeteY?

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fire111

Living in an alternative world as joe and not realizing that PeteY has turned South Bend into a dangerous place to live, is inexcusable. But hey a guy like joe never sees the truth in advertising. da bend now has at least 28 murders and still 9 more days. Another bunch of shootings last night. I heard at least four calls for shots fired last night alone. Never look at the facts joe. They baffle the mind. And only message about PeteY's gay orientation I have seen is your mention. 7 languages? Really great! He should have learned street language of da bend. Maybe he could have been a factor in saving a dead city. Lots of people die of lead poisoning, In South Bend. Last Republican mayor .... Lloyd Allen. 47 years ago. SB population then 135,000. Now 100,000! Just sayin joe!

Joe King

he's not the "my pillow guy"...its refreshing to have intellectuals and knowledgeable people in the administration in stead of phonies and cronies...

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