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Pete Buttigieg "Most Impressive" Candidate

5/23/19
from Real Clear Politics,
5/21/19:

Brit Hume delivers his reaction to Sunday's FOX News town hall event for Democratic presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg. Hume said it will be "interesting" to see how Buttigieg measures up to former Vice President Joe Biden if they are on the same debate stage together. "I think Pete Buttigieg is the most impressive by far candidate in terms of just raw political talent in the Democratic field. And he may be the most impressive candidate I've seen since the emergence of Barack Obama," Hume said Monday. "Just in terms of being comfortable with himself and being fast on his feet and I think in the debates it will be interesting how he stacks up. It will be interesting to see how Joe Biden -- much more experienced, older, now leading -- compares with him if they're on the same stage together," Hume added.

His message on issues is far outside the mainstream.

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