Pete Buttigieg is surging in the polls, recently beating such heavyweight names as Senator Elizabeth Warren and Senator Cory Booker, he also came within spitting distance of Senator Bernie Sanders. In fact, the only other candidate that Mayor Pete, as he is commonly called among his supporters, is former Vice President Joe Biden, but that might not be an issue should Biden bow out of the race before entering it. Such is Buttigieg's popularity that Republicans have already started the war machine against him in the hopes of giving Trump a boost before potentially facing him in the general election. And how are they attacking the potential 2020 candidate by using the very things they would support, and even rally around, one of their own candidates for.
"Dude, it's not gay if it's on camera. Then it's only porn," A man was overheard saying on the streets of Manhattan. For most cities, this would be one of the weirdest and most controversial statements said in public, but it's New York City, and all it did was give an opening for an essay on how some straight men will do mental gymnastics to get their dick sucked, even if it is by another male. Porn is just the latest in a long string of excuses that have been used to justify a straight guy enjoying relations with another man.
When people want to "spice up" their relationship, one of the things they always seem to do is look for another person. Whether they want a threesome, or decide that having sex with partners other than the one they are committed to, another person seems to be the way they want to go. There is nothing wrong with that of course, but there are alternatives for those who want to get creative with their partner and maintain monogamy. They could role play, and see if that helps to reignite the home fires. Here are some examples of what roles could be played.
"To back up this assertion requires a lot of speculation, but it’s 2019, and speculation is our right. Let’s exercise it," T.A. Frank writes in his Vanity Fair article, "A Bit of Crazy Wouldn't Hurt." The difference being he was asserting his opinion that Bernie Sanders could challenge Trump and win the White House back for the Democrats. This assertion is along the same trajectory, but for a different candidate, Mayor Pete Buttigieg. As Mr. Frank said, let's start speculating.
Imagine going to work one day, nothing remarkable about it unless it's the day someone decides it should be the day you die. Imagine applying for a job, routine fair. Unless decades earlier you had committed a heinous crime and the police finally catch up to you. That is the story of Sondra Better and Todd Barket. It's also more evidence that everyday tasks like applying for a job can alter lives.
In 2016, Republicans had 17 candidates vying for the nomination to be president. For the 2020 election, democrats have at least that many with more expected to throw their hat in the ring. Most of these are bold-faced names like Elizabeth Warren, Bernie Sanders, and Cory Booker. There's also Beto O'Rourke who is being heralded as the next coming of Obama, which has to be insulting to the former president since he's still alive. Then there is mayor Pete Buttigieg, the first openly gay man to run for president and who might actually get to face-off against Donald Trump.