Board member Alix Ritchie: "The only attention being paid to Democratic candidates is a bunch of white guys"



“Barely two months ago, when Pete Buttigieg, the mayor of South Bend, Ind., was rating no higher than 1 or 2 percent in national polls, he had a well-worn punch line he used as he pitched himself in living rooms and conference rooms where many of the guests were, like him, young, male and gay.

“I’m not asking for monogamy,” he would say.

It was fine to give money to the bigger names in the race like Senators Kamala Harris and Cory Booker or former Representative Beto O’Rourke. He asked only that they save some for his historic candidacy, too.

Now, Mr. Buttigieg is looking for commitment.”

Read the rest, including Alix Ritchie’s thoughts on why a gay man’s candidacy, though groundbreaking, doesn’t meet the needs of women, here.


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The New York Times
April 30, 2019

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