Buttigieg Begins to Frame His Foreign Policy
Of the 23 candidates running for president in the 2020 Democratic Party presidential primary, few have distinguished themselves in terms of thinking through foreign policy as much as Pete Buttigieg. His specificity concerning policy, though, still has some hurdles to cross. Former Vice President Joe Biden’s service in the Obama administration and as a longtime chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee is one hurdle; the way voters don’t prioritize foreign policy is the other.
However, it’s worth noting that only Senators Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren have been as forward leaning on foreign policy as the mayor of South Bend, Indiana, who has already laid out a vision on what a new era for American national security would look like in a speech at the Lugar Center at Indiana University. Buttigieg framed his policies in generational terms and has not shied away from injecting the language of faith into his speeches. As a result, he has attracted some serious foreign policy thinkers to his vision and is worthy of Providence’s attention.