Mayor Pete biggest problem is not with white evangelicals it's with black Americans. https://www.politico.com/story/2019/05/ ... rs-1322396
Joe Darby, a prominent pastor in Charleston, S.C., was discussing the Democratic presidential field with fellow clergymen when Pete Buttigieg’s name came up. A fellow pastor quickly interjected.
“Isn’t that the dude who kissed his husband on TV?” the person asked skeptically, according to Darby.
The exchange highlights a major obstacle for Buttigieg, who’s vaulted into the top tier of Democratic candidates without gaining traction among African Americans, according to recent surveys of national and South Carolina Democrats. But as the mayor of South Bend, Ind., devotes more effort to campaigning for black votes in the South and elsewhere, he will have to break down some resistance over his sexual orientation, particularly among older voters, according to interviews with more than a dozen African American activists, political strategists and clergy, as well as a review of public polling.
Not just with older Christian voters, black lives matters leaders are all over him for a police shooting in mayors Pete's town where nothing was done after a white police officer shot and killed a unarmed black man.
East coast west coast voters may like Pete but the democrats need the black vote from the south and they don't have it with Pete.