(Photo Credits: Screengrab from Fox News’s YouTube Account)
One of the attendees in the recently concluded Fox News Town Hall event—held in Claremont, New Hampshire and hosted by Chris Wallace—asked Mayor Pete Buttigieg if “America is ready for a gay president with a husband?” (Watch second part of the clip below for the aforementioned moment).
Mayor Pete answered that he does and he also reiterated how it’s important for him to be out, adding, “At the end of the day, it’s worth trusting voters with that choice and that they evaluate you for who you really are.”
He received a standing ovation at the end of the event but let’s go back to the question at hand. What about you, guys, do you think America is ready for a gay president and a married one at that?
Results of a national poll conducted by Quinnipiac University among U.S. voters revealed that “70 percent, including 46 percent of Republicans, say they are open to electing a president who is a gay man.” However, 52 percent of the very same respondents said that “the U.S. is not ready to elect a gay man as president.” The university, by the way, surveyed 1,044 voters nationwide. You can read the results of their poll here.
Often, I’d read online comments saying it’s not about someone else’s sexuality but rather it’s about his qualifications. In reality, the Equality Act and various other non-discrimination laws exist for a reason but never mind that, we are digressing, we are here to ask you this: what about you, what do you think? Are you ready to have a gay president? And what are the qualities that you are looking for in a president? Do you think he has these qualities? Sound off in the comments section below!
We leave you with a video that gives us a closer look at Mayor Pete Buttigieg’s life and career and some reactions on Twitter after the event.
He sounds so presidential. @PeteButtigieg is so impressive. Watch and RT pic.twitter.com/XUvIyLikeM— James Corden (@JKCorden) May 21, 2019
“It is the nature of grotesque things, you can’t look away.”— Buddy Stone (@buddystone) May 21, 2019
10 points for Buttigieg
Mayor Pete is a class act. Thank you for raising the bar of decency and respect and showing our fellow citizens what behavior we expect from our leaders.— Ms. Millar (@twentyisablur) May 21, 2019
This guy definitely should be the next president – knowledgeable, eloquent and no spin. Says it as it really is, confident, full of charisma and engaging. No wonder everyone applauds even here in the #Uk— Kim O’Connell (@Oconnell57Kim) May 21, 2019
I vote for the person I think can run this country, so it doesn’t matter if they are gay, straight or bi sexual. I would vote for him, because of his intelligence and military experience, but wouldn’t base it on the fact that he is gay.
That was easy…….
if you vote for him because he is gay or refuse to vote for him because he is gay and not because he is or isnt the best person for the job then your what is wrong with this country and this man is not the solution for this countries problems the liberals are what is wrong with this country for 3 years they have done nothing but spend taxpayer money with witch hunts passing no bills and doing nothing but crying about a lost election. get over it and look at what is actually happening the economy is booming… Read more »
Man this economy is a carryover from Obama’s policies. The present president hasn’t appointed not one person whose suited for o the position they hold re are ill equipped. I do agree that this guy won’t be the right on for the country, because like tRUMP he caters to a certain segment of the people. This trade war, the wall ect is money out working people pockets…..
Carry over from Obama’s policies? Damn man, I want some of whatever it is that you’re smoking. The economy is booming because of deregulation and cuts to the corporate tax break. PERIOD! My city was HQ for Chiquita Banana for a few years. Back when we had almost the highest corporate tax rate in the industrialized world and Obama was President. They packed up, like so many other companies and moved to Ireland. Obama’s administration increased the corporate tax rate to 33% and Chiquita left. Ireland’s corporate tax rate is 12.5%. Why is this concept so hard to grasp? This… Read more »
Little too much KoolAid at Don’s Lemon-ade stand again…
What’s ignorant is not realizing the economy has been growing steadily since 2010. What’s ignorant is not realizing that the GOP grows the deficit every time it controls the budget, but the deficit starts going down when the Dems are in charge. What’s also ignorant is not realizing that the Democratic party really isn’t that liberal and, for the most part, Obama continued similar policies as the Bush Administration, without the invasions.
I would definitely not vote for Mayor Pete, especially on the merit that he is gay. I think people voting for him based on the fact that he is gay and that they want to see glitter bombs during inauguration is sad. CHECK YOUR FACTS! He’s been mayor for 8 years with no strides in homelessness, crime, or education…he won with 8,515 votes in a city with over 100,000 residents!!! He can’t even run a city let alone the US. So many gays are walking away from the insanity that is called the liberal party. Seriously wake up. Trump is… Read more »
& I’m NOT voting for tRUMP who’s wanting to make himself the authoritarian ruler above the laws for everybody else.
My COUNTRY my choice, right?
He would be a great president anything better than Trump I voted for Trump but definitely will not vote for him second term!
We had him already: OBOZO! (Chicago bath houses, etc.).
The first man part is the problem for most people.
What now with Kamala’s husband as the 1st vp’s spouse?
US voters are as ready for a gay candidate as they were over 5 years ago for a woman. The woman lost, however, because her campaign admittedly spent far too much time bashing President Trump and Conservatives than demonstrating where she would take the country and how she and the Democratic Party would do it; failing therefore to pull enough Independents and Left-leaning Conservatives toward them. The “massive herd” of fractured Democratic candidates are, unfortunately, doing the same. Right now, President Trump’s numbers are creeping toward positive and economic numbers are better than they have been in a long time.… Read more »
#1 – Hillary won the popular vote, so apparently more people agreed with her than against her.
#2 – tRUMP CAN’T/WON’T admit that the growth he has now is a direct result FROM OBAMA turning the country around from the recession Bush (Republican) left it in.
It would be wonderful , but the world would be in culture shock. I say lets do it just to push their buttons..hehe.
If he had conservative values, strong spiritual beliefs, had good business sense, good moral values committed in his relationship and experience with world affairs I would consider him as a REPUBLICAN candidate. NOT as a part of the nutty stupid inexperienced inept haters in the Liberal sesspool of a democratic party
What is a “sesspool?” Facebook troll, you should go finish grammar school.
Seriously? Don’t berate the man for his spelling, it only degrades yourself. Spelling is different all over the world. To berate someone for incorrect spelling is like correcting hieroglyphics. It’s just dumb at best!
Communications is not about spelling but about getting the thought across. I think the comment got the idea across clearly even with a little elegance of pleasure. If you only look at the spelling then you are looking through glass and missing the idea put forth.You will check his spelling and he will check your logic. A fair assumption I think.
I don’t trust the majority of gay men now so I’m sure as hell not trusting one as my president. Gay people have a long way to go. Too bad they majority of you are entrenched with shoving your sexually down everyone’s throat and your preoccupation with your cock instead of concentrating on developing the content of your character. And no, I don’t have issues with self loathing, I trust and love myself. It’s the majority of you I don’t trust. You’ve all well defined that as a punchline.
Truth be told
Sounds like the same argument people have AGAINST voting for women!
I would like to think you would give equal time to the other gay candidate for president…Ronnie Kroell!
NO. To be identified as a “gay president “ would be the opposite of equality. The person who is elected should be so based on merit and experience. What he/she does or loves in their private life is no ones business and no one should care. For anyone to think they have to announce what makes their dick hard or to think the public should care is obviously not suitable to be president.
Would you vote for the Monday man?
yes, American is ready for gay president but not for an ultra liberal socialist president…We are the richest country in the world and we got that way through capitalist government. once we allow a socialist to get power it’s very difficult to get rid of him….The latest country to fall to socialism is Turkey….so sad, The greatest danger to a democratic government is the people will vote for the person who offers them the most goodies..
Even tho i like mayor Pete its not going to happen ! America will not have the rest of the world saying that , ” Look at Americans, they elected a actual cock sucker for persident!” an anyone with any scence knows thats true. Wish it wasent but there you have it.
He speaks well on his feet but lies like a fish. His policies are so far left he’s likely to fall off the cliff. I’m prepared for a gay president, but not this guy.
Not this lying, pandering, race baiting douche.
The thing is with Pete is that hr is a corporatist. We need to not focus on what his sexuality is but more on his policies. Which btw he has none. We need someone in office that has a record of standing for the right things before they were popular. Equality for all. Healthcare for all. Unions and a living wage and free college. Bernie is the only one running that has bern consistent on these issues that would help move the country forward and not backwards.
He’s unelectable. He’s 100% identity politics i.e. “Vote for me solely because I’m gay.” A gay president? Sure! One with a last name that sounds like an anal toy? Nope! Trump will win easily in 2020 because all the Democrats have are identity politics candidates and tokenism burned us before. As a gay man I would never vote for a candidate solely because he is gay and asking “Are you ready for a gay president?” make it tokenism.
Mayor Pete seems like an impressive guy, but he’s basically running on personality, just like Beto, and not on any progressive agenda. If you’re in favor of progressive policies, Pete hasn’t yet shown he should be a top contender.
First of all Mayor Pete wouldn’t be the first gay President. We’ve had two other closeted presidents. We all know who they were but it isn’t talked about cause they don’t want to out them. Secondly it shouldn’t matter who he loves or has in his bed at the end of the day. What matters is if he has the head and ideas to get this country on the right path. Pete is the only one of all the Dems running that makes any sense so wake the fuck up people and do the right thing and make this man… Read more »
True, I do know Pres. Lincoln, was rumored to be, sharing a bed with a male friend of his…
LAMAR: It is considered “De Facto” that James Buchanan was our “First, Gay President” who lived ‘openly’ with “William Rufus King.” This was acknowledged within Buchanan’s Presidency and was considered a private matter; therefore, it was not noted or was he outed. The Democrats and Peter should have noted this prior to Pete proclaiming himself as “America’s First Gay President”; regardless, of whether Peter and his partner were/are open about it. Also, Pete touts his “Military Career.” I would ask all who will read this reply, look up Pete’s Military Career. It is perfunctory, and unremarkable. Yes, he did wear… Read more »
Sharing and boning are two different things. It was not uncommon for single, poor men, of which Lincoln was in his younger years, to share a bed in shared accommodations back then nor was it uncommon for military/government men to share beds while traveling in extreme cold weather to keep from dying of hypothermia. We didn’t have Hilton Hotels, automobiles and cell phones around back then, something that the current spoiled generation seems to forget. This man is due respect and less gossip for being one of the greatest presidents ever to truly serve this country.
This was on Ch2 about Pres. Lincoln, ok. One of the many Documentaries.
Well for someone who pumped 4 kids out of his wife Mary, he was pretty lousy at the job of being gay but I suppose everything you see on TV is true….
A couple of points first; the Equality Act does NOT exist as a law regardless of how often the term is used here, and, do we really want to listen to what somebody in the UK thinks about a US presidential candidate (@Oconnell57Kim)? Foreign influence, anybody? He’s cute, I’d hit it. But President? His gayness or lack thereof has absolutely nothing to do with it. Let’s dig a little deeper, shall we? I’m getting my data from: https://peteforamerica.com/issues/ He favors Democracy to the point that he says demagoguery like “Democracy means protecting voting rights so every eligible voter has a… Read more »
Very well said and put together logically. I congratulate you on your thoughts and ability to express them.
Hoo boy. Yes! More than yes! I’m ready for a gay president. But pretty sure this story would cause apoplectic fits among some fundamentalist cousins of mine (one of whom pastored a sort of mega church for many years). These cousins love sending me fundamentalist links via Facebook…but run, Pete. Please get elected.
Yes…we are ready for a gay president. Mayor Pete has handled himself quite well so far. He may just be a mayor, but has a lot of real life experience that other presidents did not and do not have. The person that occupies the oval office right now had/has no real political experience and he certainly has no world leadership qualities. At least Buttigieg was in the military and has an understanding of how things are done. Furthermore, his sexuality is just a part of him. He will have to put up with a lot of nasty remarks in the… Read more »
As long as he adheres to the restrictions in Article 1, section 8 of the Constitution and the 10th amendment, I don’t care who he has sex with.
Mayor Pete is an impressive young man. He shows knowledge and confidence in his answers and comments and that is what should be relevant when voting for somebody who is running for the most powerful office in the world. He is capable and competent and those should be the attributes that will elect the next President of the US.
Go Pete! Finally a serious contender who brings out the best in us: intelligence, thoughtfulness, humility, public service, gay and loving!
If and when Mayor Pete steps out of the Democratic lineup for president…i would like to see whoever wins the primary pick him for their running mate…i think he would be fabulous as a VP…hes smart…hes young… hes good-looking…hes intelligent … and hes a war veteran… hes fresh and he has fresh ideas and i think the country will love him…but is the country ready for a gay president… i think we are, but, not this time around.. we wait and we watch…
Rumor has it that the USA has had a few Gay Presidents already . Two of which was President Abraham Lincoln and President Barack Obama.
I’ll never vote for any Presidential candidate based solely on their sexual orientation, skin color, gender, or religious beliefs.
Polls can read whatever the pollsters care to skew. I’d say that the numbers in this ‘poll’ are merely representative of that particular school, which is in itself a niche market. Clickbait by any other name
Look at all the meerkats running to the next pretty face, with pretty words that make them feel all warm and fuzzy inside, with no thinking required! Poor Beto-no-more, Alfre has kicked you off your skateboard! Oh, the smirk on Putin’s face now. No, thanks. I’ll feel safer with a red-blooded American pussy-grabber.
Buttigieg = zero probability…but he’s broken new ground and is a million times smarter than Dotard. Then again, my dog’s a million times smarter than Dotard.
I think America is ready for a gay president. Americans are very smart people and will vote for the best qualified candidate regardless of their sexual orientation. As a black American, I realized that after President Obama was elected. If Mr. Trump had a halfway decent opponent in 2016, no way in hell would he had won. I’m still not 100% convinced that he won that election fair and square. My only concern that I think may hurt him is that fact that he’s married. A lot of modern day straight people don’t care whether a person is gay or… Read more »
It shouldn’t matter what his sexuality is, the only thing that should matter is his qualifications. Right now he is a little light on his policies and seems to be very progressive. But he has to put out a lot more. His website is very vague at the best. He is very bright and an eloquent speaker. Listen to what he says and see if you agree with his ideas. Portrays himself as quite an impressive young man and it’s wonderful to see that America is at least willing to listen and accept a gay candidate. That says more about… Read more »
Sure why not? Look at some of the past characters we have had and this guy would be a breathe of fresh air? He is very cute and I hope he has some dick pics!! lol
LOL, Me Too !!
We had some of the worse past presidents, we need a good gay man now to set it all straight (no pun intended)
I like the guy, but we need one hell of a mutha—– to beat down a character like Trump. his base is too loyal despite the rubbish he brings out on twitter every week. Plus, what are his actual policies? Yes it be nice to have an out gay president, but what do you bring in the table?
Oh and if he does become president, better keep it in your pants and stay faithful to your man. Last thing we need to know is your ‘dick pick’ like one commentator said here lol
I personally don’t support Mayor Pete. I don’t foresee that I would cast a vote for a gloryhole in the oval/oral office. Would he as president Tweet out messages, or send them out on Scruff, Adam4Adam, or Grindr? Maybe all of them? This guy’s sexual skeletons have not fell out of his closet. Gay society in the United States has just earned the right to marry. I don’t think it will happen, a pink White House.
I don’t see this happening frankly, I don’t think this country is sophisticated enough for that. It’s too much like “guess whos coming to dinner,” really. Too many suffering rigidity for that, easily distracted by his sexual-orientation. We’re only going to wind-up hearing about ‘that’ and him having to defend himself on that count. I just don’t want another sexist, pathological-criminal posing as President, surrounding himself with other criminals. I want someone whom can concentrate on the betterment of all Americans, period, not someone who’s always and rightfully so, under various investigation. What-who we have now, is just too messy… Read more »
You mean like Crooked Hellary? lol
He has my vote!
The hate in this post is strong…
You guys don’t be so naive ! I would love to see a gay president in the White House, but 70% of the Americans will never vote nor will elect a Gay man as a President. Are you kidding me !!!!
I’m ready for a president that has the best interest of this nation in mind. There was a time when the question was asked are we ready for a catholic as president. Eventually, we got one and it wasn’t a big deal. There use to be a time when the question was are we ready for a black president. Eventually, we got one and it wasn’t a big deal. I don’t think that we are going to get a gay president this time around, but eventually it will happen. Ultimately, the president is going to be the one that the… Read more »
Americans typically will vote with their pocketbooks and wallets. If your policy is to raise taxes and regulate companies until they leave the US for more business friendly countries, then you probably will not win.
This old trick of finding a gay/black/female candidate that will “play ball” with the existing establishment is SO pathetic. It doesn’t matter if the President is gay or black or female or whatever…he or she will still be bought and paid for, thoroughly corrupted. Let’s take Obama as an example: He was completely corrupt, and his interests were in line with the rich and powerful, not the American people. If you have any faith in the fraud that is the US election process you are a fool. Both political parties have been invaded and corrupted, and that’s expected when you… Read more »
Lamar, you state that President Trump is a “pathological-criminal posing as President”. First of all, he is not “posing” as President, he is President. Secondly, what proof do you have that he is pathological or a criminal? You also say that we need a President who is not: “Not someone who’s always and rightfully so, under various investigation (sic)”. Actually, he is not rightfully under investigation. The Mueller Report put the lie to that. He also just announced the declassification of all documents pertaining to how this investigation began, such as the lies by Comey to the FISA court, the… Read more »
Amen brother, some of us do actually think for ourselves!
Don’t be so sure America wouldn’t vote for him… we have a good Representatives of gay Americans in the House and the Senate will have its fair share come 2020..other countries around the world do have gay presidents and prime ministers and many gays in other positions as well.. so dont sell yourself short…it could happen
Considering we’re on number 44, odds are we’ve already had a gay president, just not an openly gay one. Just a matter of time. Chicago just elected a black openly lesbian mayor. Lori Lightfoot won all 50 wards with another black woman as her opponent. If a segregated city like Chicago did that, there is hope for the country.
Most people don’t know that when this country was first founded only white men who were land owner were allowed to vote… So you think that’s horrible..well, it gave us George Washington, John Adams, Thomas Jefferson, Madison and Monroe.. Not bad beginning.. Move forward to the present and we get to choose from a gang of socialist…and we have a lot of stupid people who would vote out capitalism for socialism because they are being promised lots of free stuff. Maybe out founding fathers were right, Maybe only white land owners are intelligent enough to vote….what a shame?
We’ve had our first black President.our first white trash president is serving now,so why not our first gay President.
America is not ready for a gay president. But I am. I would vote for him if he’s the democratic nominee. I wouldn’t be voting for him because he’s gay though. I’d be voting for him because he’s the democrat.
I am very glad to see that there seem to be many other conservative gay people out there! I have never been a one-issue person such as voting for someone based just upon they were for gay marriage, when the country had/has a whole host of other very important issues that affect everyone. I also never based my vote on the race/sex or orientation of some candidate or ONLY to go with the pack to make “history” as in the first black, gay or woman president. Why do some of you always resort to the petty name-calling and labels? You… Read more »