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Buttigieg Bats Back Biden Blast That He's No Obama: 'Neither Is He"

Buttigieg Bats Back Biden Blast That He's No Obama: 'Neither Is He"

By    |   Sunday, 09 February 2020 10:29 AM

Pete Buttigieg on Sunday pushed back at Joe Biden’s blast that the former South Bend, Ind., mayor is “not a Barack Obama.”

In an interview with CNN’s “State of the Union,” Buttigieg responded that the dissimilarity is the entire point.

“I’m not, and neither is he,” he said of the Biden comment. “Neither is any of us running for president. This isn't 2008. It's 2020. And we are in a new moment calling for a different kind of leadership. Look, we are facing the most disruptive president in modern times and I don't think the same playbook that helped us get here is going to work against him. “

He also refuted a Biden ad that criticizes his small-town mayor credentials.

“It’s a typical political attack and it's too bad because so many communities, communities like mine in South Bend, we know we might look small from the perspective of Washington, but to us it's what's going on in Washington that looks so small and small minded.” 

Buttigieg also went on the offense against a blast from Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vit., that he’s “going out to rich people’s homes begging for money..”

“Bernie's pretty rich and I would happily accept a contribution from him,” he said.

“Look, this is about making sure we bring everybody into the fight at a moment when we're going to be going up against Donald Trump … This is a fight of our lives. I'm not a fan of the current campaign finance system, but I'm also insistent that we've got to go into this with all of the support we can get.”

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Pete Buttigieg on Sunday pushed back at Joe Biden's blast that the former South Bend, Ind., mayor is "not a Barack Obama."In an interview with CNN's "State of the Union," Buttigieg responded that the dissimilarity is the entire point."I'm not, and neither is he," he said of...
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