PAUL MIRENGOFF: PETE BUTTIGIEG, BLACK VOTERS, AND MIKE PENCE. “And even if Buttigieg gets a pass for his actions as mayor of South Bend, where is the appeal to black voters of this gay, preppy-looking young mayor? To the extent that black voters are going to support a white candidate, why wouldn’t that be Joe Biden, Barack Obama’s sidekick?”

Also, black voters’ views on homosexuality are closer to Mike Pence’s than to Pete Buttigieg’s.