There's much ado about the 'Trumpiest' democratic candidate - primarily targeting Biden or Sanders. But Buttigeig is really the Trumpiest. If you look past Trump's oafish assholery, this becomes even more clear.
Then they try to play it off in a way that brings all her other endorsements into question...
Reality tv uses basic tools to influence fan votes. When you notice those tools, you notice similar patterns in political media.
There are many structural elements that not only influence who wins votes / elections, but how we conceptualize elections to begin with.
In the most basic sense, the amount of exposure someone gets influences their votes. The only reason Joe Biden dominated the early polling of the 2020 primary is because he's the candidate who most people know the best. This is even easier to witness in reality tv fan votes.
Why is Pete Buttigeig running for president? It seems so blatantly cynical and self-serving.
My theory is that Pete Buttigieg is running for president to collect as many supporters as possible, stick around way too long, then drop out and endorse the most right-wing candidate left, to funnel his supporters into that campaign.