Contrast this approach Joe Biden’s rah-rah rhetoric on Democratic contenders. Biden might not see existential threats from either self-professed socialists or self-funding oligarchs winning the Democratic nomination, but Pete Buttigieg is less sanguine about those prospects. He tiptoes around Bernie’s socialist “label,” as Mayor Pete puts it, but focuses on policy instead.
Buttigieg tells Today host Savannah Guthrie that Sanders’ policy proposals have “a $25 trillion hole in how to pay for them,” and that Democrats need to reclaim deficit spending as part of their agenda. Does that come before or after Medicare for All?