Pete Buttigieg lobbied Monday night at the last attack on Bernie Sanders and agreed with a voter who complained “f ***” when the former mayor spoke about President Donald Trump.
Buttigieg argued in his last plea for New Hampshire voters in favor of the state’s crucial primary, and brought in actor Kevin Costner to introduce him to the voters before the polls opened.
The former mayor of South Bend launched double attacks – against Sanders who took the lead in the polls about the Democratic Party in New Hampshire and against President Trump, who stood a mile away in Manchester.
When Buttigieg started plunging into Trump’s federal budget plan, a crowd voice shouted, “F ***.”
“Well said,” Buttigieg responded as the audience whined and cheered.
Pete Buttigieg agreed with a voter who complained “f ***” when the former mayor spoke about President Donald Trump
Buttigieg attacked President Trump’s budget plan, which was released on Monday
He told Trump voters “we think we are morons.”
“The president thinks we’re stupid,” he said. “And this is our chance to send a very different message that he will hear.”
His comments came when he hit Trump’s $ 4.8 trillion budget proposal, which was released by the White House on Monday and cut off social safety net programs such as food stamps and the Children’s Health Insurance Program.
His “budget shows the exact opposite” of what he promised, Buttigieg said for Trump.
“Wouldn’t it be nice to leave the chaos behind us?” he asked the voters, who cheered, “Pete, Pete, Pete.”
In his last rally before the primary vote begins, Buttigieg also lobbyed a grenade at Sanders, who ran ahead of him in the last two days.
“And that is where I said goodbye to my friend Senator Sanders, who has a different approach. I am concerned that the idea that you are either for a revolution or for the status quo is a picture where most of us cannot see ourselves, “he said.
Actor Kevin Costner campaigned for the former mayor
Buttigieg also lobbyed for a final attack on Bernie Sanders, who leads the polls
The pressure is on Buttigieg, who came out of the lead from Iowa, but saw his polling numbers fall to second place.
As the youngest candidate in the field, he declared himself the winner of the chaotic caucuses in Iowa and went on the victory tour – he stopped at all five shows on Sunday morning with political affairs, did national TV interviews and posted record numbers at his meetings in New Hampshire.
And, like every leader, he became a target.
Buttigieg was the main punching bag for other Democrats during the Friday night debate in Manchester. Joe Biden and Amy Klobuchar worked together to beat him because of his lack of experience – the former mayor of South Bend never held a national post – and Bernie Sanders beat him because he had received donations from rich contributors.
Sometimes during the debate, Buttigieg – a Rhodesian scholar who speaks seven languages - seemed shocked to undergo the criticism he probably rarely heard from adults in the room.
He has worked on but now he has to win on Tuesday.
Candidates spent the last day of campaigning throughout the state before ending their major final rallies. Buttigieg had three events on Monday.
And voters make the round to check the candidates.
Polls have shown that a third of voters in New Hampshire remain undecided, making the last 24 hours in the state of crucial importance to candidates prior to Tuesday’s primary.
Buttigieg and Sanders attacked each other directly on Sunday as they crossed the state.
“I bump into a few guys, Pete Buttigieg, who raised campaign funds from over 40 billionaires,” Sanders, 78, told a crowd of nearly 600 supporters in Hanover, and repeated his criticism of the former mayor’s donors he used for the past week.
It is an indictment of his supporters. During a Democratic Party event in Manchester Friday night, Sanders supporters Buttigieg, 38, hunted during his comments and accused him as “Wall Street Pete.”
Five new polls on Sunday Sanders led the way in Buttigieg in the state: with 7 points in a CNN poll; 3 points in a Boston Herald survey; 2 points in a Boston Globe survey; 10 points in a poll from Emerson University and 4 points in a poll from CBS News.
And Buttigieg also attacked Sanders by name when he was sitting on the stump.
The former mayor of South Bend attacked Sanders for his speech about a “revolution” and said that most people do not share that vision.
“I respect Senator Sanders, but when I hear this message that you are for a revolution or for the status quo, that is a vision of the province that has no place for most of us,” said Buttigieg.
He also criticized Sanders’ Medicare-for-All universal care plan.
“What we could do without is a plan that is so expensive that Senator Sanders himself freely admits that he has no idea how it should be paid,” he said.
Buttigieg also drew fire from Klobuchar and Biden over his lack of experience – he has never held a national office – but he has fought back by claiming that “mayors get things done”.
Biden launched a brutal attack on Buttigieg this weekend.
“I really believe we are a risk party if we nominate someone who has never held a higher position than mayor of South Bend, Indiana,” the former vice president said Saturday afternoon at Rex Theater in Manchester.
Bernie Sanders leads almost all polls in New Hampshire
Joe Biden has dropped to fourth place
And at an event later in the day he said about Buttigieg: “This guy is not Barack Obama.”
And his new advertisement, which placed the records of the two candidates next to each other, was harder for Buttigieg than the excavations that Biden had started on the podium. The campaign pushed the advertisement on social media, where it generated $ 2.7 million views on Twitter and 69,000 views on Facebook.
While Biden helped pass the Affordable Care Act and provide healthcare to 20 million Americans, the advertising Buttigieg installed “decorative lights under bridges that give the people of South Bend colorfully lit rivers.”
And while Biden saved the auto industry after the 2008 crash, the spot, Buttigieg said, “revitalized the sidewalks of downtown South Bend by laying decorative brick.”