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If Elizabeth Warren becomes president, her husband can literally be the First Mann.

If Pete Buttigieg wins and runs for a second term, they can use the slogan “Time for a Re-Pete”.
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Old 02-14-2020, 10:35 AM
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Don't we have a politics board?...
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This is obviously just fun pointless banter and not actually political talk. I think it's posted in the right place.
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If Pete wins, there will be inauguration balls. If he and his husband dance, I look forward to the festive champagne cork popping sounds of evangelical heads exploding.
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If Pete wins, there will be inauguration balls. If he and his husband dance, I look forward to the festive champagne cork popping sounds of evangelical heads exploding.
I'm not a huge Pete fan, but for that outcome alone, I hope he wins.
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I see what you did, there.

SPOILER:
Of course! Dancing could lead to sex!
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If Bloomberg wins the nomination then the election will be framed as the self made new york billionaire vs Donald Trump
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If Bloomberg gets the nom, it will be "New York City Mayor versus his tenant Trump"
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Depending on who wins, we will have the first female president, the first Jewish president, the first openly gay President, or the oldest president to be inaugurated.
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I've always thought that there should be a wager, like mayors of the cities of the Super Bowl teams, between the two candidates.
Dumb wagers to make stuff more funny between the winner and loser.

Like the winner has the loser mow the White House lawn for a month.
Or becomes the butler for the President.
Or is on call to be the caddie for the President whenever he plays golf.
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Depending on who wins, we will have the first female president, the first Jewish president, the first openly gay President, or the oldest president to be inaugurated.
If Bernie wins, he will enter the White House at an older age than when Reagan left the White House.
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The caucus+primary system for screening candidates obviously isn't working. We need shoot-outs. With paintballs, not actual ammo, no of course not. But the one who emerges unmarked from the ring is the clear winner. The least-marked can run for Veep. The rest are promised cabinet positions based on paint coverage. Loser gets USDVA.
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If Pete wins, there will be inauguration balls.
Exactly four.
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I cannot tell you how much I want Chasten Buttigieg to be First Gentleman. I would even not criticize him tweeting.
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I went to an orthodox Jewish wedding where the men danced only with men and the women only with women. I wondered whether gay men could dance only with Lesbians.
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I recently figured out how to say Buttigieg's name. I'd only ever been reading about him--yes, even with the debates. I mostly get it, but where does the "J" sound (/dʒ/) come from for the last G? I'd been saying Buddajig.

(Because I'm a Doper, I looked it up. It's Maltese, and the original name has a symbol over the G that turns it into that sound.)
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I recently figured out how to say Buttigieg's name. I'd only ever been reading about him--yes, even with the debates. I mostly get it, but where does the "J" sound (/dʒ/) come from for the last G? I'd been saying Buddajig.

(Because I'm a Doper, I looked it up. It's Maltese, and the original name has a symbol over the G that turns it into that sound.)
I hear the pronunciation to be akin to “Buddha jidge”

although I like to write it as “ Booty Judge”.
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Old 02-14-2020, 08:53 PM
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I cannot tell you how much I want Chasten Buttigieg to be First Gentleman. I would even not criticize him tweeting.
If anyone had predicted 20 years ago that there was a real chance of the first First Gentleman being a gay man, I would have said 'no way.'

Way!
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I recently figured out how to say Buttigieg's name. I'd only ever been reading about him--yes, even with the debates. I mostly get it, but where does the "J" sound (/dʒ/) come from for the last G? I'd been saying Buddajig.

(Because I'm a Doper, I looked it up. It's Maltese, and the original name has a symbol over the G that turns it into that sound.)
If Buttigieg's heritage is Maltese, does that make him a Malteser? (candy similar to a Whopper)
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Mayor Pete says it's pronounced "Boot Edge Edge" which I find awkward to pronounce.

Other pronunciations I've seen have the "gieg" pronounced as "jej" which is just a bit easier.

Chasten says it's "Buddha Judge" which seems easiest to pronounce I think.

However it's said, I'll be pleased to see and hear this name a lot over the next 5 to 9 years.

The "Re-Pete" meme is already old, BTW. When California governor Pete Wilson ran for re-election in 1994, his opponents used the slogan "No Re-Pete!"
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