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    Buttigieg exits presidential race

    Pete Buttigieg ended his presidential campaign on Sunday, in an abrupt and surprising pullout that further narrows the field of Democrats less than a month after he declared victory in the contested Iowa caucuses.

    "I will do everything in my power to ensure that we have a new Democratic president come January," Buttigieg told a throng of enthusiastic and emotional supporters in South Bend, Ind. on Sunday night, in a speech marked by an upbeat and forward-looking timbre.

    "We sent a message to every kid out there wondering if whatever marks them out as different means they are destined to be less than," he continued amid chants of "USA!" and other cheers. "To see someone who once felt that exact same way can become a leading presidential candidate with his husband at his side."

    Buttigieg's husband Chasten introduced the candidate by remarking through tears that "Pete got me to believe in myself again. ... And I told Pete to run because I knew there were other kids that needed to believe in themselves, too."

    Buttigieg had been scheduled to headline a rally in Dallas on Sunday night. The charter plane was rerouted en route.

    Buttigieg's withdrawal comes just days before 14 states are set to head to the polls on Super Tuesday, where one-third of all delegates for the nomination will be at stake. His exit likely will harm frontrunner Bernie Sanders by providing a coalescing boost to more moderate candidates, as Buttigieg had gone on the offensive against the Vermont senator and sought to appeal to the centrist base of the party. Many early votes have already been cast, however.

    A senior campaign aide told Fox News the decision was "absolutely not" because of Buttigieg's failure to reach his Super Tuesday fundraising goal of $13 million. The campaign announced Sunday that it needed another $1.6 million to reach that target.

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    More glad than shocked, I wonder where that gay movement went? I guess they aren't as powerful as they wanted us to think.

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    I thought he was going well and would not bow out this quick.

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    He may have been offered a cabinet post or even the vice-presidency if he dropped out. It was so surprising, I think there must have been some such motivation.

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    He may have been offered a cabinet post or even the vice-presidency if he dropped out. It was so surprising, I think there must have been some such motivation.
    Another thought to this is why he was there in the first place. He wasn't expected to win. He filled a pulpit at debates, put his filthy lifestyle on full display, acting as a believer preaching religion. This was another softening of America's morals. Petie is a moral, political prototype to run a test course.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FireBrand View Post
    Another thought to this is why he was there in the first place. He wasn't expected to win. He filled a pulpit at debates, put his filthy lifestyle on full display, acting as a believer preaching religion. This was another softening of America's morals. Petie is a moral, political prototype to run a test course.
    Kind of like Jesse Jackson ?

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    Pete is a Globalist/Babylonian puppet. Everything about the guy screams "Manchurian Candidate". He'll be back next time fer sure.

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    Kind of like Jesse Jackson ?
    Do you mean the pre-Obama elections?

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    Quote Originally Posted by FireBrand View Post
    Do you mean the pre-Obama elections?
    He ran a couple of times in the 1980s.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Colonel View Post
    He ran a couple of times in the 1980s.
    I faintly recall.

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