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Politics Biden to Buttigieg: Mayor, you’re no Barack Obama

07:05  09 february  2020
07:05  09 february  2020 Source:   politico.com

Pete Buttigieg hits back at Joe Biden's dig that former mayor isn't Barack Obama: 'Neither is he'

  Pete Buttigieg hits back at Joe Biden's dig that former mayor isn't Barack Obama: 'Neither is he' Pete Buttigieg on Sunday had a response to former Vice President Joe Biden's recent comment the former mayor of South Bend, Indiana, is not Barack Obama: "Neither is he."Pete Buttigieg on Sunday had a response to former Vice President Joe Biden's recent comment the former mayor of South Bend, Indiana, is not Barack Obama: "Neither is he.

“This guy’s not Barack Obama . Barack Obama had been a senator of a really large state. Barack Obama had laid out a clear vision [concerning The ad, and Biden ’s stepped up criticisms of Buttigieg , came after Biden finished a distant fourth behind Elizabeth Warren, Buttigieg and Bernie

"I think, you know, being a mayor of a town smaller than Manchester is not quite like being a ABC News Chief White House Correspondent Johnathan Karl following Friday’s Democratic debate in New Hampshire, comparing Buttigieg to the former. " Barack 's experience was much wider as well … I know Barack Obama , he's no Barack Obama . Biden said. "They’ re going to get tired of seeing me."

MANCHESTER, N.H. — Joe Biden wanted to make one point clear Saturday: Pete Buttigieg is nothing like the last Democratic president.

a person wearing a microphone: Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden.© Justin Sullivan/Getty Images Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden.

“This guy’s not Barack Obama. Barack Obama had been a senator of a really large state. Barack Obama had laid out a clear vision [concerning international relations],” Biden told reporters.

“Barack Obama had laid out in detail what he thought should happen with regard to the economy,” he continued. “Barack Obama inherited the worst recession in the history of the nation short of a depression ... and laid out what he was going to do about it. This is a very different situation.”

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Mr. Biden ’s aides went even further than the candidate in attempting to slow the momentum of Mr. Buttigieg , who has steadily gained strength in New Hampshire polls The Biden campaign released a biting web ad comparing Mr. Buttigieg ’s experience as a former mayor — “Pete Buttigieg revitalized

"I think, you know, being a mayor of a town smaller than Manchester is not quite like being a ABC News Chief White House Correspondent Johnathan Karl following Friday’s Democratic debate in New Hampshire, comparing Buttigieg to the former. " Barack 's experience was much wider as well … I know Barack Obama , he's no Barack Obama . Biden said. "They’ re going to get tired of seeing me."

The pointed criticism from the older statesman to the younger bore a distant echo to the 1988 vice presidential debate when Texas Democratic Sen. Lloyd Bentsen tore into Indiana GOP Sen. Dan Quayle, telling him “Senator, you’re no Jack Kennedy.”

Unlike Quayle, who compared himself to Kennedy, Buttigieg has not explicitly said he’s like Obama, although his supporters have said he reminds them of the former president and staffers have drawn oblique parallels.

Biden’s remarks came hours after his campaign released a web ad that mockingly compared the former vice president’s experience with that of Buttigieg when he was mayor of South Bend, Indiana. The ad, and Biden’s stepped up criticisms of Buttigieg, came after Biden finished a distant fourth behind Elizabeth Warren, Buttigieg and Bernie Sanders in Monday’s Iowa caucus.

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South Bend, Indiana, Mayor Pete Buttigieg aims to capture some of the same magic that rocketed Barack Obama into the national spotlight in Iowa back in 2007.

Peter Paul Montgomery Buttigieg (/ˈbuːtədʒɛdʒ/ BOOT-ə-jej; born January 19, 1982) is an American politician who served as mayor of South Bend, Indiana, from 2012 to 2020.

Asked if his criticisms were a sign of desperation, reminiscent of Hillary Clinton’s failed 2008 attacks on Obama in that presidential race, Biden told a reporter, “oh, come on, man” before tearing into Buttigieg.

Biden said he was merely responding to Buttigieg’s frequent criticisms of Washington politicians and the political sins of the past. Biden suggested that Buttigieg was saying that “somehow Barack Obama and I [presided over] some kind of disaster” while in office.

“He’s saying the problems we have now are because of the past. That’s what he’s saying. Let’s get that straight. Period,” Biden said. “The idea we have problems today, that Trump was elected because of the eight years of Barack Obama, I reject categorically.”

During the press conference, Biden denied that he was shooting off rhetorical rounds in the same kind of “circular firing squad” that he decried when he was a frontrunner.

“When you get attacked you gotta respond,” Biden said. “I kept my mouth shut for a long time.”

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Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti's dream of a 2020 presidential run may be over, but he's still comparing himself to the field of Democratic candidates. © Irfan Khan/Los Angeles Times/TNS LOS ANGELES, CA - FEBRUARY 06 , 2020 - Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti, flanked by Councilman Curren Price, right, and other officials speaks at a news conference on Thursday morning February 06, 2020, to discuss the city's efforts to address the homelessness crisis. Press conference was held at Unified Homelessness Response Center at Emergency Operations Center.

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