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.
John Q. Public
Which means what exactly? It's not like trump is the poster boy for monogamy.
Which means they're very conservative about marriage and family, which would work against Mayor Pete. They're generally very accepting of their gay kids, but not so much of gays in society. They're also very entrepreneurial, as a whole. It's said that they'd be heavily Republican if Republicans didn't hate them.
I'm sure Trump's philandering is on the list of reasons why they don't like him. If he'd had a fling with a gay porn star he wouldn't get a single vote from them.
John Q. Public
I get that. I understand how Blacks and Hispanics feel about gays as a general rule. My point is that it's a little hard to predict how this will affect voting since as I mentioned earlier, it's not like trump has any "marriage and family" cards to play. If it were a choice between trump and Mayor Pete...how would the Hispanic vote play out?
https://variety.com/2017/biz/news/glaad ... 202641760/
GLAAD Report: LGBTQ Characters ‘Still Invisible’ in Primetime U.S. Spanish-Language TV.
Black and Latinos are not going to sit in front of the TV with their kids and watch to men kissing on election night. The democrats have set up this identity politics so who is going to get thrown under the bus the homosexuals and their money or Black and Latinos with their votes?
What a ridiculous question. Are the Democrats the only ones in the election?
My guess would be about like the black vote played out for Hillary. I don't know that any of the Democrats would exactly mobilize Latinos, except Beto and probably only in Texas, but I honestly think Mayor Pete is the only one who'd de-mobilize them.
John Q. Public