Opinion: My Unexpected Defense of Mayor Pete

instinctmagazine.com - 07-13


Mayor Pete, he ain’t it for me. But he deserves better than what he got from yesterday’s (since-deleted) Dale Peck essay in The New Republic. Mayor Pete’s brand of neoliberal Democratic Party wonkishness? We’ve tried it, and while some real progress has been made, specifically for the already-advantaged—for example, the white, upper-class-raised gay men such as myself and Mr. Buttigieg—many among the rest have slid further and further behind.