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Old 03-12-2019, 06:10 PM
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Originally Posted by Quartz View Post
And will his name work against him? (How do you pronounce it?)
His Wikipedia entry says it's pronounced /ˈbuːtɪdʒɛdʒ/, or BOOT-ih-jej if you (like me) haven't learned how to read IPA notation.

I've seen a few interviews with him; he comes across as extremely articulate, smart, and energetic. However, he started from close-to-zero name recognition in the U.S., and with a very crowded field (including the heavy hitters like Warren, Sanders, and possibly Biden, plus younger candidates who already have visibility, like Kamala Harris, Cory Booker, and maybe Beto O'Rourke), I suspect he's facing an uphill battle just to get awareness.

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