MSNBC Morning Joe host Joe Scarborough compared ex-Democratic presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg to American icons George Washington and Frank Sinatra.
Pete Buttigieg, the former mayor of South Bend, Indiana, announced Sunday night that he would no longer be seeking the presidency.
“When they asked Sinatra what made him different than other singers, why he was the greatest, he said, ‘Because I do the 48 best minutes and then I get off the stage. I always leave them wanting more.’ Mayor Pete did a Sinatra routine last night.”
Regular guest Rev. Al Sharpton had his own musical comparison to make with Buttigieg. “One of the things The Godfather of Soul, James Brown, taught me is when you get the crowd, you kill them and leave. You can sing past your peak. If you don’t know when to walk off the stage, you can make a great show a very bad disaster.”
Buttigieg has vented his criticism of the current frontrunner in the Democratic race, Independent Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders. When Sanders easily defeated him in the Nevada caucuses, Buttigieg criticized the senator for his “inflexible, ideological revolution.”