Aside from Norwegian, he speaks French, Spanish, Italian, Maltese, Arabic and Dari, says his campaign adviser Lis Smith. WTOP.com | Alexa | Google Home | WTOP App | 103.5 FM, Montgomery Co. postpones new COVID-19 restrictions, Fairfax County police chief Roessler to retire, Navy postpones game with Tulsa due to COVID-19, USPS ‘extraordinary measures’ prioritized ballot delivery speed over traceability. John Kerry is fluent in French, yet he decided to hide his ability to speak the language when he was a Democratic presidential candidate in 2004. She sometimes hears resistance about that in the voices of fellow liberal voters she knows. (AP) — Several times a week, Anne Montgomery makes her way a few miles from her home to a fifth-floor office in downtown South Bend that teems with young adults working to elect her son president. 2020 Election voter guide: Get the latest election news, analysis and opinion. So I did not inquire or ask.". Hong Kong: People invited to snitch on their neighbours, WhatsApp lets messages vanish after seven days.

I don’t want to be where I get careless.

This year, those numbers are reversed, as the right to same-sex marriage is the law of the land due to a 2015 U.S. Supreme Court decision. Democrat Pete Buttigieg joins US presidential race, 'What do you mean? Buttigieg's Indiana-born mother, Anne Montgomery, 74, is a linguist who taught at Notre Dame for 29 years. As it turned out, he'd decided that he wanted to read the work of Norwegian novelist Erlend Loe in the original language.

In the fall of last year, as Buttigieg was weighing his candidacy, his father had been diagnosed with cancer and was undergoing chemotherapy. It’s a presence.

The fascination that Republicans and Democrats alike have shown in Mr Buttigieg's skill as a language learner is part of a larger cultural story. "From elementary school on, he was a private person about personal matters. His wife, Anne Montgomery, son, Peter Buttigieg, and son-in-law, Chasten Glezman Buttigieg, all of South Bend, remember him as a loving father and husband who was fond of sports and travel, friendship and family. Then there was that “very unusual last name. Video, Rescuers rush to save beached pilot whales. All rights reserved.

Politicians and leaders in other countries have done better. Anne Montgomery, mother of Democratic presidential candidate South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg, poses in his campaign office in South Bend, Ind., on Sept. 25, 2019. The ignorance.”. Video. “I began to be suspicious in college” that politics might be his calling, she said, given the time he devoted in their conversations to Harvard University’s Institute of Politics. US election 2020: Why do different news sites have different tallies? VideoRescuers rush to save beached pilot whales, .css-orcmk8-HeadlineContainer{display:-webkit-box;display:-webkit-flex;display:-ms-flexbox;display:flex;-webkit-box-pack:justify;-webkit-justify-content:space-between;-ms-flex-pack:justify;justify-content:space-between;}US election 2020: Who has lead in states still counting?.css-1dedj2h-Rank{-webkit-align-self:center;-ms-flex-item-align:center;align-self:center;color:#B80000;margin-left:3.125rem;}1, US election results 2020: When might we get a winner?2, US election results: Trump sues as path to victory over Biden narrows3, US Election 2020: Results and exit poll in maps and charts4, US election 2020: Why do different news sites have different tallies?5, Coronavirus: Denmark imposes lockdowns amid mink covid fears6, Bitcoin: $1bn seized from Silk Road account by US government7, US election 2020 polls: Who is ahead - Trump or Biden?8, Hong Kong: People invited to snitch on their neighbours9, WhatsApp lets messages vanish after seven days10. Still, she acknowledged, “I’m not sure I saw a track as to where he is today.”. She has found herself mesmerized by the “hundreds of happy people, really happy, hopeful people,” she says, only to remember the “ugly mail” she sometimes gets. Writer Asne Seierstad was introduced to Pete Buttigieg, a presidential candidate and the mayor of South Bend, Indiana, at a music festival in Texas last week. Mr Nichols - and Trump supporters too - agreed that a Norwegian-speaking presidential candidate was an anomaly on the campaign trail. What does developing a Covid-19 vaccine look like? “So we had a lousy year last year,” Montgomery said, trying to laugh. His father had studied for the priesthood. VideoWhat does developing a Covid-19 vaccine look like? So I did not inquire or ask.”. Some Republican candidates have been under attack for being bilingual. J.B. Pritzker gives a COVID-19 update, Armed agents are allowed in ballot-counting locations around the country, Justice Dept. While growing up, Buttigieg changed schools frequently, which his mother said helped him learn to adapt. A 2004 Pew Research poll found 60% against same-sex marriage, 31% supporting it. Buttigieg is not the first openly gay man ever to run for president; he is the first openly gay man to become a major contender for his party’s nomination.

In her own quiet way, the lively, 74-year-old retired Notre Dame linguistics professor, with bouncing white curls and a devilish grin, is clear-eyed about the ugliness that persists in the country her son hopes to lead. It's a presence. Winston Churchill spoke French - but with an almost comically English accent.

In a wide-ranging interview with The Associated Press, Montgomery described a highly literate, chatty, adaptive boy who continually overachieved.

"To read them, I realize the terrible time some people have," she said.

A 2004 Pew Research poll found 60% against same-sex marriage, 31% supporting it. Chastising Mr Bush for speaking Spanish fit into Mr Trump's own campaign narrative - he called for an overhaul in immigration laws and said that a wall should be built on the southern border. Five years earlier, she worried in vain during her weekly conversations with her son, a Navy intelligence officer in Afghanistan, about his location and safety, only to find out later a member of his unit and friend, had been killed. His father had studied for the priesthood. That rapid ascent has also brought the kind of scrutiny no parent would welcome. They're still counting the votes' Video'What do you mean?

.css-14iz86j-BoldText{font-weight:bold;}Democratic candidate Pete Buttigieg speaks Norwegian, and several other candidates in the 2020 race also speak a second language.

No one could pronounce it.

It was prime for jokes. In the US, linguistic ability does not always work in a candidate's favour. Video, Tech to spot sailor’s mood in tough global race, 'Young black people need role models to see' Video, 'Young black people need role models to see', What does developing a Covid-19 vaccine look like? He may have been right. All rights reserved. No one could pronounce it. But she also finds herself becoming a more public person as she starts to help tell the story of her son in his quest for the Democratic presidential nomination. Buttigieg later came out in an op-ed in the South Bend Tribune, setting the tone for what would become his presidential campaign mantra: that Americans hunger for belonging. She reads letters that bring back anxieties about being the mother of Pete Buttigieg, the first openly gay man to emerge as a serious contender for a major party's nomination. Bruce Berke, a Republican strategist who is "50% Norwegian", says that he admires Mr Buttigieg's fluency in the language but doesn't think it will win votes.

"The fact that he learned Norwegian so he could read Norwegian makes me want to know more about him," says Michael Caputo, a former adviser to Trump. US election 2020 polls: Who is ahead - Trump or Biden? US election 2020: Who has lead in states still counting? Before he was 3, he was arranging plastic letters on the refrigerator and reading signs while riding in the car. In the past, a candidate's facility for language has at times been cast in a negative light.

Kevin Rudd, a former prime minister of Australia, knows Mandarin. The BBC is not responsible for the content of external sites. Election 2020 live updates: Judges in Michigan and Georgia toss Trump lawsuits as vote counting continues, Coronavirus in Illinois updates: State’s COVID-19 death toll surpasses 10,000 as daily case count sets new record high at 9,935; funding for Taste of Chicago, Air Show not in Chicago’s 2021 budget, Illinois reports biggest spike in unemployment claims of all states; COVID-19 restrictions could drive that figure higher still, Judges dismiss Trump lawsuits in Georgia and Michigan, undercutting campaign’s legal salvo, Watch live: Gov.

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There are still hurdles for candidates.

I want to be reminded of it. VideoChurch pastor a career con artist, Tech to spot sailor’s mood in tough global race. And she worries harm could come to her son. There are still hurdles for candidates. And she worries harm could come to her son. In a wide-ranging interview with The Associated Press, Montgomery described a highly literate, chatty, adaptive boy who continually overachieved. "I wonder if I was blind," she said. She gets anti-gay mail at home. The thin scar barely visible above Montgomery's neckline is another reminder of that autumn, as she underwent emergency bypass surgery. SOUTH BEND, Ind. When the story of Mr Buttigieg's language ability .css-yidnqd-InlineLink:link{color:#3F3F42;}.css-yidnqd-InlineLink:visited{color:#696969;}.css-yidnqd-InlineLink:link,.css-yidnqd-InlineLink:visited{font-weight:bolder;border-bottom:1px solid #BABABA;-webkit-text-decoration:none;text-decoration:none;}.css-yidnqd-InlineLink:link:hover,.css-yidnqd-InlineLink:visited:hover,.css-yidnqd-InlineLink:link:focus,.css-yidnqd-InlineLink:visited:focus{border-bottom-color:currentcolor;border-bottom-width:2px;color:#B80000;}@supports (text-underline-offset:0.25em){.css-yidnqd-InlineLink:link,.css-yidnqd-InlineLink:visited{border-bottom:none;-webkit-text-decoration:underline #BABABA;text-decoration:underline #BABABA;-webkit-text-decoration-thickness:1px;text-decoration-thickness:1px;-webkit-text-decoration-skip-ink:none;text-decoration-skip-ink:none;text-underline-offset:0.25em;}.css-yidnqd-InlineLink:link:hover,.css-yidnqd-InlineLink:visited:hover,.css-yidnqd-InlineLink:link:focus,.css-yidnqd-InlineLink:visited:focus{-webkit-text-decoration-color:currentcolor;text-decoration-color:currentcolor;-webkit-text-decoration-thickness:2px;text-decoration-thickness:2px;color:#B80000;}}appeared on Twitter, people across the political spectrum were impressed.



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