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“…I promise you that I will stand with folks at every level of the ticket because we know that things go better when we demonstrate that we realize the presidency is not the only office that matters…”

South Bend, Indiana Mayor Pete Buttigieg (D) spoke at the Progress Iowa Corn Feed in Cedar Rapids, Iowa on Sunday afternoon.

South Bend, Indiana Mayor Pete Buttigieg (D) at the Progress Iowa Corn Feed – Cedar Rapid, Iowa – July 14, 2019.

Mayor Buttigieg (D):

“…We are lucky and unlucky enough to be living in one of those moments that only comes around once or twice in a lifetime. But, these moments come along. And they decide how Democrat and Republicans are going to act for the next thirty, forty, fifty years. We’re in one of those moments right now. That’s why even now we may well be under reacting..to the seriousness of the moment we live in…”

“…If the New Deal ended with Reagan, the Reagan Era ends with us today. That’s why this isn’t just about winning an election this is about winning an era. And if we want to end the era we gotta be true to our deepest values…”

“…Normal hasn’t worked the entire time I’ve been alive. And so we cannot promise a return to the 90s to the two thousands any more than the President can keep his promise to return us to the 1950s. And we shouldn’t try. There is only the future, and we can make the future better than the past…”

Previously:

Progress Iowa Corn Feed – Cedar Rapids, Iowa – July 14, 2019 (July 14, 2019)