Buttigieg has a politically unwieldy last name and he’s young, 28, but he’s probably smarter than you (and me):
Buttigieg is a graduate of Harvard University and studied economics at Oxford University in England as a Rhodes Scholar. Until recently, he was employed at the Chicago office of the McKinsey & Co. consulting firm, specializing in economic development, energy and logistics. He resigned to launch his campaign.
Sure, we have an anti-intellectual streak a mile wide in this country where we want politicians to go with their gut and not any silly book-learnin’. (See, e.g. Mourdock’s position with Chrysler – to him it just *felt* wrong, never mind that there was no scenario in which his legal wrangling would yield more money to Indiana on its questionable investment.) But, between you and me, I want a guy who’s handy with the spreadsheets when it comes to watching over the state’s money.