I was just reading an article on Mayor Pete and it said how only 8,000 people only voted for him in his last election.
I didn't believe it as he's one of the front runners for the Democratic nomination and mayor of a "big" city.
Tuns out the article was correct, in the last election Mayor Pete got 8,515 votes. And South Bend is only famous because of Notre Dame. It is actually very small, only 100,000 people live there and not many people vote in the mayoral election.
I know a lot of people are disenchanted with the American dream saying the system is rigged. I get it. I'll never forget being in Kenya and talking with some runners about politics and saying "it seems that people vote on tribal allegiances here." The guy then pointed out we were about to go Bush, Clinton, Bush, Clinton for the presidency so he said it was worse in America.
But we elected President Obama. And now there is a chance we'd elect Mayor Pete.
Who says American exceptionalism is dead? What if the presidency goes Obama, Trump, Mayor Pete? Pretty cool/nuts depending on how you look at it. In the betting markets, Mayor Pete is 3rd for the Democratic nomination just behind Biden but ahead of Sanders.