jersey cubs fan wrote:UK wrote:David wrote:I don't follow this thread closely enough. I've seen a lot of Mayor Pete negativity...just curious if UK is still a big fan. His post about him many months ago was the first time I'd heard of him.
Yes, despite the blunders like the rollout and overall creation of his Douglass plan and negative feedback regarding his odd positioning of being more progressive than Biden but less progressive than Sanders/Warren, I still support him above all at this point.
I think his health care plan is the best progression into single payer, there's currently too high % of people who are happy with their insurance (likely based on fear and lack of knowledge). I think M4A at this point turns health care into a disadvantage.
I also like the salary cap on free tuition, the concept of the 1% family members getting free tuition never sat right. I would have tied reparations into it by including all black college students, current, past and future with their student loans all paid for regardless of income.
As far as whether or not he's electable within the African American community only Biden does well among the top 4.
I'm very much enjoying the media putting so much into this "Pete is surging in Iowa" thing considering that Iowa is like 91% white and the Dems there are centrist at best. Yes, such a surprise that the milquetoast white guy who has zero African American support is doing kinda okay in Iowa