Pete’s run proof that America can evolve toward goodness

Although Pete Buttigieg is no longer on a path to the White House, his presence and his reception are reminders that America is not stuck in place. America's heart can expand and embrace what it once feared and rejected.



March 4, 2020 - 10:10 AM

Supporters react after learning Democratic presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg is ending his campaign less than an hour before a rally on Sunday at Main Street Garden Park in downtown Dallas. Photo by Ryan Michalesko/The Dallas Morning News/TNS

If you want a reminder that America can and does move toward the right, just thing, look no further than Sunday.

South Bend, Ind., Mayor Pete Buttigieg ended his run for president, but not before making history by winning Iowa — the first openly gay candidate to do so.

Lori Lightfoot, Chicago’s first openly gay mayor, tweeted her support Sunday evening.

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