I made a detour! After spending five awesome nights in New York, my earthly body travelled 366 kilometers away from NYC and arrived at the capital of the United States, Washington D.C.
And like NYC, it is also my second time in this part of America. And one inevitable spot that every D.C. tourist visits is of course the house located at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue, the White House. I really don’t have plans of seeing the official residence of the US President during this visit. Maybe it is because I don’t like the one who is presently staying there.
But interest stirred and grew in me of taking even just a short glimpse of the White House because I am so moved and inspired by one person who I hope shall to be the next resident of the US Executive Mansion. His name is Pete Buttigieg, the Mayor of South Bend, Indiana.
This blog seldom talks and discusses about politics, but since I am in Washington D.C. I might as well mix a little political ingredient in this post.
There has been a big buzz about him in the present US political arena. He has been compared to Obama and even the late Kennedy. He is now considered one major contender to run for President of USA under the Democratic Party. And during my stay in New York, majority of YouTube videos I watched were about this charismatic gentleman.
And it looks like he is the one who can beat and kick-out the present White House resident who plans to take another 4 years of tumultuous term as President. Now watch this – the first speech I have seen – and be inspired, be moved and be stirred by Mayor Pete… (I also love the music his team used after this moving speech)
The guy is such a class act. He seem to possess the right words and is grounded. He has the wit, depth and moral compass which seem to be lacking in the present US President. And what I like most about Mayor Pete is that he is not embarrassed of who he is. If selected by the Democrats, he would then be so hard to handle by the Republicans because he pretty much is the total opposite of the present US Chief Executive.
And if he becomes President and I happen to providentially return to Washington D.C., I will definitely go and revisit the White House. Not just to take a glimpse from far away but I may as well book and get a reservation to get inside it. And if that happens, I will not just try to shake the hands of Mayor Pete, I will instead snatch him from his husband and seduce him out of his bottomless wits!
Yun nga lang di ako botante sa Yu Es!