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DAVENPORT, Iowa-aboard his campaign bus of Democratic presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg’s memories of his six months in Afghanistan as an intelligence officer with the U.S. Navy Reserve.
At the time of its implementation in the year 2014, Buttigieg said, the men and women he served with knew he was the mayor of South Bend, Ind.
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“My roommate didn’t know I was Lieutenant everything except an active-duty,” the candidate recalled, as his bus was on the way to Boone, Iowa, during a four-day tour of Central and Eastern Iowa.
But as soon as his fellow service-found members, he said, “would you, Lieutenant you will call me the honorable.”
Five years ago, Buttigieg was among the rank and file of the military of the United States. Now he is trying on a bus in Iowa to win over the voters and distinguish themselves in a crowded field of Democrats running for President.
Democratic presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg campaigns in Boone, Iowa during his four-day bus tour through the Hawkeye state. (Mitti Hicks/Fox News)
“I think think, a lot of them, it’s funny that someone you know is running for President,” Buttigieg said to those he served with in Afghanistan. “You have courage.”
He added: “I mean, many of them are politically conservative than I am, but they are helpful.”
Buttigieg decided to take the playbook a page from former Republican presidential candidate John McCain’s by the Arizona senator’s famous “Straight Talk Express” bus-tours, in which he traveled with members of the media, and opens up questions for each topic.
It Buttigieg was the first Cup of coffee on Sunday morning, he began to compare the policy to the football.
Pete Buttigieg talks with reporters during his four-day bus tour through eastern Iowa. (Mitti Hicks/Fox News)
“I think football has the most analogies for the policy, he said. “You’re protecting the quarterback is, but it’s not all about the quarterback, because if you forget the meaning of the line ,you’re in trouble.”
The campaign and the Reporter traveled to nine cities in four days to the Premiere of Transport-coach, the former President Barack Obama, the legendary Director Steven Spielberg, Sen. Mitt Romney, and Entertainer Steve Harvey, and Justin Timberlake have. President Trump riding on the bus at one point, after the Premiere of the Transport personnel.
It was not the typical bus seats.
The furniture may look Buttigieg-Reporter in the eyes. The bus was equipped with Wi-Fi for the press to file stories, and a flat-screen TV, which allows Buttigieg, an eye on the football and the news. Also a counter full of snacks like chocolate chip cookies, protein bars, chips, gummy bears and coffee installed:.
“I like slices of cucumber, but other than that, my snack options are pretty simple. I like beef jerky,” he said.
Pete Buttigieg, grab a Cup of coffee while traveling through Iowa with a Reporter with the bus. (Mitti Hicks/Fox News)
If he doesn’t talk to reporters, Buttigieg was trying to make contact with Iowa voters.
“I looked at all of the presidents [of the candidates] and I have a chart,” Amani Latimer, a Wisconsin voter and founder of moms 4 Pete said, after Buttigieg-and-Greet in Dubuque. “I was, like, all about analytics, and I said, this guy gets it.”
“I think he would be a great President, I mean, he’s so smart,” Iowa caucusgoer Lindra Bicksler, he said after a campaign event in Clinton. “He speaks seven languages and able to speak would be the leaders of the other countries.”
While the yellow and blue bus rolled through the rural Iowa, Buttigieg took a moment to draw in a conversation with reporters, his cell phone and look at the latest polls from The Des Moines Register and CNN. You put him in fourth behind Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren, the former Vice-President Joe Biden and Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders.
Buttigieg engages with the press. (Mitti Hicks/Fox News)
“Oh, it’s a four-way race,” Buttigieg said.
Buttigieg said the tour bus is only a part of its strategy to connect with voters in smaller municipalities, he says, are nominated as the key for the DM.
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“I’m not too concerned about a variant, such as the straight in a moment, if only one out of five people say they have in their mind,” he said. “I think the most important thing is that the people know, you know, what you are, do you like what you see-and we see a lot of encouragement on this front.”
As voters prepare for the first in the nation caucus and the first primary in New Hampshire, Buttigieg said his campaign has plans to step up outreach to the voters. The bus may head for the granite state.