Why Pete Buttigieg Will Never Become President

Mitchell Blatt

The legend of Rhodes Scholar Pete’s amazing intelligence grew again this week when he wowed the audience by naming the president of Mexico at a forum put on by Telemundo in Nevada, a feat two of his fellow contenders were unable to pull off. Pete capped off the performance by answering a few questions in Spanish.

Buttigieg has been praised for his intellectual capacity by people across the spectrum, from MSNBC to news and features reporters his media team courted to himself to Fox News’s Greg Gutfeld, who called him “the smartest one” two weeks ago. Heavy.com's Erin Laviola wrote last June—echoing many others—that, if elected, Genius Pete "would be the first president since Franklin D. Roosevelt to be fluent in another language besides English.”

Excuse me for ruining the wunderkid facade cosmopolitan liberal elders would like to imagine, but, if I may respond in the manner of Consultant Pete, the proposition that Pete Buttigieg is a polyglot fluent in half a dozen languages is bs. (Hell, he doesn’t even sound like a normal human when speaking in English.) 

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