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Buttigieg is the best pick for president

Why do I support Pete Buttigieg for President? Pete is the most qualified and presidential candidate. By that I mean — beyond Pete’s world class education, unique experience and military service — he has a strong moral compass and an impressive set of values.

Pete’s guiding values — what he refers to as his “Rules of the Road” — include: respect, belonging, truth, teamwork, boldness, responsibility, substance, discipline, excellence and joy. One of these values is especially worth repeating. It is the power of belonging that will deliver us from current divisions of hate.

Pete’s approach to political leadership is the antithesis of what Washington has come to represent. His fresh approach is precisely what we need to usher in a new era. An era which elevates you, me and our neighbors. Pete will lead us to an era where we are all welcomed as humans with gifts to contribute to society. We must act now to fix what Pete has called America’s “crisis of belonging.” If we don’t start now, who will be the next cast aside, pushed away or lost forever?

We need Pete because we can count on him to lead with strong values. Pete will lead with respect. Pete will lead with discipline. Pete will lead with joy. Pete will lead us to a greater sense of belonging and a stronger America.

Are you ready to unite in belonging? Pete needs you — America needs Pete.

Tyler Baird

City Council member

Lone Tree

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