While a tea party activist believes Pete Buttigieg will fare well in New Hampshire, he says that success will only be a stop gap measure for Democrats until the man with the big money affirms his financial muscle.
In the wake of the mess that was the Iowa caucuses, former South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg hopes to challenge Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders in New Hampshire – Sanders' backyard. Buttigieg is in second place in a Real Clear Politics average of statewide polls -- almost seven and a half points behind Sanders. Joe Biden is tied for fourth place with Elizabeth Warren with 11 percent support.
"What happened in Iowa is surprising to me because I had heard that Buttigieg had a good ground game there, and I also knew that the Sanders people were really angling for that," Tom Zawistowski, president of the We the People Convention and the Ohio Citizens PAC, tells OneNewsNow. "I think they're going to try to push Buttigieg to the top because that's what the establishment DNC wants."
But Zawistowski also believes that will just be temporary.
"It looks for all intentions that they're just going to hand their nomination to Bloomberg because he's willing to write the check," the tea party activist continues. "So Buttigieg, I think, is a person that they're using to plug the gap to stop Warren and Sanders and then wait until Super Tuesday, when Bloomberg's going to spend who knows how many hundreds millions of dollars to sweep Super Tuesday and then move on to the nomination."
Zawistowski adds that Joe Biden is already toast.