MERRIMACK, N.H. — Former South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg on Tuesday said his effectiveness in the New Hampshire major proves his marketing campaign is “here to stay” as he known as for get together unity though lobbing unnamed assaults directed towards his Democratic presidential rivals.
“Thanks to you, a marketing campaign that some reported should not be right here at all has demonstrated that we are below to stay,” Mr. Buttigieg advised supporters in Nashua.
He congratulated Sen. Bernard Sanders of Vermont on a “strong showing” in New Hampshire. As he spoke, numerous Television networks projected Mr. Sanders as the winner of the New Hampshire major, with Mr. Buttigieg a close 2nd spot.
Mr. Buttigieg provided an olive department by noting that his supporters chanted “Vote blue, no subject who” before in the working day at Sen. Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts.
“We are on the exact same group,” he claimed.
But he went on to knock a “my way or the highway” strategy — a label he and his campaign have utilized in advance of in referring to Ms. Warren.
“A politics of my way or the freeway is a highway to re-electing Donald Trump,” he mentioned, declaring susceptible Individuals do not have the luxury of pursuing “ideological purity.”
“In this election period, we have been explained to by some that you have to both be for a revolution or you are for the position quo. But the place does that go away the rest of us?” he mentioned, repeating a version of a line that prompted jeers from Sanders supporters at a major bash dinner more than the weekend.
He also explained some may dismiss him as a “naive newcomer.”
“But a contemporary outlook is what helps make new beginnings attainable,” he stated.
Sen. Amy Klobuchar of Minnesota, who was on track to end 3rd in New Hampshire, applied the phrase “cool newcomer” when speaking about Mr. Buttigieg at Friday’s debate.
• Seth McLaughlin noted from Washington.