WASHINGTON (WNDU) – South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg on Wednesday announced he has launched an exploratory committee to consider a possible run for president of the United States.
The mayor spent the day in the nation’s capital, where he sure looked and sounded like a candidate.
“I think it’s pretty clear that I’m not like the others. A lot has been said about my age, but also my experience. At least of the people who have jumped in, I’m the only one who is living a middle-class lifestyle, in a middle-class neighborhood, in middle America,” Buttigieg told reporters at a mid-morning news conference in Washington, D.C.
The experience turned somewhat humbling when one reporter asked Buttigieg the best way to pronounce his name.
He pronounced his name but added, “Around South Bend, they just call me Mayor Pete, and that’s fine with me.”
While Buttigieg may be the only Democrat who has to announce his candidacy and pronounce his name, there’s plenty of time left to make a name for himself.
“When you have a very spread-out and a very wide-open field [of…