2020 Democratic contender Pete Buttigieg tried side-stepping giving an explanation as to why his 2020 campaign website doesn’t explain his stance on policies.
At the West Side Democratic Club event for Dyngus Day on Monday, South Bend CBS affiliate WSBT Kristin Bien directly confronted the 2020 hopeful on his lack of policy pages on his campaign website, to which Buttigieg responded that he’s going for a “non-traditional” campaign, according to Mediate.
“Obviously, you’re running for president, you’ve got a website up, but when I go to it, I don’t see yet kind of where Pete Buttigieg stands,” Bien said, questioning when he’ll have the information up.
“Well, we’ve made it very clear where I stand on the major issues, and we are even putting up a search tool so people will be able to search video based on whatever keyword they care about,” Buttigieg responded.
He continued on with his excuse:
“We’re trying to run a non-traditional campaign. Even though this is going to be highly substantive and specific campaign, we’re not going to inundate people with minutiae of policy before they understand exactly what the big ideas are, the values that motivate our policies and the impacts they are going to have on the ground.”
Buttigieg noted that his website is going to be far from the “traditional, cookie-cutter campaign,” adding, “That’s part of the point of doing something new with somebody different.”
On Buttigieg’s website, one can find different tabs such as “meet Pete” and “donate,” but not one for his stance on policies.
Additionally, on Tuesday nights’ CNN town hall, the mayor of South Bend, Indiana, was again confronted on the matter and claimed he would have a new policy search tool on his campaign website where voters can find “all the video on what I’ve said about the particular issue.”
Watch the video below:
Pete Buttigieg on his lack of policy positions: “And there’s a tool coming online shortly if it’s not there now that will make it possible to just enter a key word and see…all the video on what I’ve said about that particular issue”
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As IJR Red previously reported, Buttigieg isn’t the only one who seemingly cares more about popularity rather than policy when it comes to the 2020 race.
The 2020 Democratic presidential field is a crowded field, but like Buttigieg, Sen. Cory Booker (D-N.J.), Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn.), former HUD Secretary Julian Castro, and former Rep. Beto O’Rourke (D) all lack a full campaign website that allows voters to look into where these candidates stand on issues.
This lack of policy positions falls flat compared to President Donald Trump’s, who they’ll most likely face, 2020 campaign website which lays out in a “promises kept” tab his accomplishments from his first term.