Every now and then a politician comes along in either party with something special. For some people it was McCain or Reagan, for some it was Bill Clinton or Obama.
I heard Preet Bharara's podcast with Buttigieg and my first thought was who? But as the interview unfolded it was clear this is someone with gifts. Whether he would make a good president someday is a very big question I can't answer, but he's articulate, smart, knowledgable, and hard to dislike.
He's from the midwest, is a very popular mayor who made great strides in revitalizing a mid-sized city, he has a great education, he deployed to Afghanistan, he speaks 7 languages including some hard ones like Arabic and Norwegian. (I think I heard Spanish and Dari too?)
I went digging for more interviews and this one is as representative as any:
Anyone else like him? (Picture from CNN)