Ironically, Mayor Pete Buttigieg, who has used identity politics as a starting whistle and a key selling point in his campaign to become the first openly gay president, might just find himself the victim of this spreading virus of identity politics.
According to Politico, the Lesbians are less interested in sexual orientation than in gender when it comes to electoral justice next year.
"Campbell Spencer, a lesbian and political consultant, moved to Washington in the 1990s to work in LGBTQ advocacy, worked in the Obama White House and now serves on the board of the LGBTQ Victory Fund, which this year issued its first-ever endorsement of a presidential candidate: Pete Buttigieg......"
Spencer herself will not be voting for Buttigieg.
“Mayor Pete, he’s a trailblazer, but I’m one of these women who thinks we are way overdue for having a woman in the White House. That’s a lens through which I’m going to filter my decision."
It feels like a slap in the face to just go directly to the white gay guy, when for decades you’ve been trying to elect a woman and it didn’t happen last time. If Pete Buttigieg is elected it won’t feel like a vindication of Hillary Clinton. If a woman is elected, it will."Hillary had her own chance to win an election, a chance handed to her by the DNC on a silver platter, and she blew it. And one of the ways in which she blew it was by making the election about identity politics and her own entitlement when voters wanted the election to be about themselves.
And while democratic leadership and their media activists cheerleaders remain obsessed with identity politics, it is not terribly attractive or important to democrat voters as Monmouth poll discovered earlier this year:
"Fully 87% say the race of the nominee does not matter. Just 5% say it would be better for Democrats to nominate a person of color. Similarly, 77% say the gender of the nominee does not matter. Just 7% say it would be better for Democrats to nominate a woman."So the question is, will lesbians mug Mayor Pete and throw him under the bus in the primaries in favor of Senator Lizzy or the Voodoo Queen Kamala in an attempted vindication of Hillary Clinton???