How do you fix segregation in our neighborhoods?
How does your age and perspective set you apart and help you in this field of candidates?
Explain your belief that the Green New Deal is "more of a goal than a plan."
What's your 30 second pitch for your candidacy?
What does "intergenerational justice" mean?
How can young people play a role in politics?
What’s the rush in running for President?
What makes you the person to beat Trump?
Why a millennial for the nominee?
Could you talk about this idea of "intergenerational justice"?
Why don’t you want a secure southern border?
What's your position on the bipartisan spending bill passed to re-open the government?
Giving what you're pushing, do you suggest we call for a Constitutional Convention?
Do you support the idea of "no fly, no buy" so that people on a terror watch list can't get weapons?
Will you try to infringe on our 2nd amendment rights?
Where do you stand on red flag laws?
How did you get into data analysis from humanities?
Has social media been a force for good or bad?
Who are you? Tell us about yourself.
Pete gives opening remarks at Politics & Eggs
Why are you running for President?
What would you do in your first 100 days in office for women's healthcare or the ERA?
Would you commit to overturning the Hyde amendment so that reproductive rights are truly available for all?
Do you support getting rid of the filibuster?
How did you know you were accepted by Chasten's family?
What is an example of how folks condescend to working class voters?
Do you worry tactically about where the health care debate should start?
You wrote an essay on Bernie Sanders. How do feel about running against him?
Do you know what the real definition of bipartisanship is?
What can you offer a former GOP voter?
How would you approach solving the problem of gun violence? How do you talk about gun control with people in red states?
What did you learn from South Bend that would prepare you for taking back the Midwest for Democrats?
What do think about the idea that Democrats could win more votes by moderating on progressive priorities?
What are some tough compromises you've had to make being a Democratic mayor in a heavily Republican state?
What can we do prevent another Ferguson and help bridge racial divides in communities that don't want to address it?
How do you feel about the Harvard students who protested Harvey Weinstein's lawyer, Ronald Sullivan?
What would you do to protect the Americans with Disabilities Act?
How has the opioid crisis affected South Bend?
What would your administration do to combat the opioid crisis?
Question about job transitions and technology.
What are Democrats going to do to make our lives better?
How do you navigate "socialism" in the democratic primary?
Do you believe we should still have private health insurance in a system that provides universal health care?
How do you beat Trump?
What would your policy be in Afghanistan?
What do you intend to do with troops in Afghanistan?
What is the best thing for the US to do about the situation in Afghanistan?
How do you feel about troop withdrawal in the Middle East?
What's your time frame for removing all the troops from Afghanistan? Syria?
Who are the people you think of when you think of Afghanistan?
How would your service in Afghanistan inform your foreign policy?
Tell us about what you did during your time deployed to Afghanistan.
"The past was never quite as good as advertised"
What is your black agenda?
How has South Bend changed you?
What's the case you're going to prosecute against Trump?
Why does Trump's rhetoric about going back into the past work?
How do you beat Trump in the industrial midwest?
Is the current president the worst president we've had?
Are Joe Biden and Bernie Sanders too old to be president?
I don't always feel like younger politicians understand how much the older generation did to make progress.
Do you have political concern about the Green New Deal in red states?
What do you think the big picture of the future of the American economy is?
What are your thoughts on how technology can perpetuate inequality?
How does today's technology such as AI or self-driving cars affect the policies that you would make?
What is a crisis or emergency that you have faced as Mayor that can prepare you for higher office?
What’s your foreign policy philosophy?
Will you pledge to develop clean energy power plants and build them in New Hampshire using military resources?
What will you do to aid with the growing Alzheimer’s health crisis?
As POTUS, what would you do to fight Alzheimer's disease in our country?
How would you rebuild the middle class and how do you ensure that no one in America is living in extreme poverty?
What will you do to break the cycle of poverty in America?
What is your Middle Eastern policy with regards to the Iran deal and Israel/Palestine relations?
Pete explains why he's a Democrat
How do you align thinking and faith?
What are your thoughts on fusion energy?
How can we communicate the idea that we all come from immigrants?
Why was it important to you to serve in the military?
We live in an era where we can't see nuance anymore. How we start seeing nuance again?
As POTUS, how would you set a national arts policy?
How do you turn automation & artificial intelligence into forces for economic good?
What are your plans for education?
How did being an only child shape you?
Will you increase the refugee cap and undo changes made to the qualifications for seeking asylum?
Should we be doing more to combat the potential harm of social media?
What you be willing to push for more funding for the IRS?
As a follow-up, how do you ensure the tradition of retail politics continues without the Electoral College?
What is South Bend's stamp on you?
Let's talk about your background & South Bend.
What are the democratic reforms you would do that could be done right now?
Have you thought about the idea of universal basic income?
Mayor Pete reads a passage from his book about how South Bend's story translates to America as whole.
How do you say to people that you have a better answer than Trump?
What priority do you place the diminishing sense of community on the list of problems we have to address in this country?
How would you make Medicare and Medicaid solvent and expand Medicaid?
What is the best idea you've heard from one of the other Democratic candidates?
I'm a baby boomer. You're a millennial. What did we do to screw things up for you?
What is your relationship with Mike Pence now?
How do we help people with the transition after incarceration when they can be kept out of jobs because of their previous incarceration?
What's the story of your first date with Chasten?
Do you have a position on the bipartisan legislation to criminalize support for the BDS movement?
What is the difference between you (progressive democrat) and Bernie Sanders (democratic socialist)?
Did you see Bernie Sanders as a role model? And do you still?
Is a lesson of the current administration that we need someone in the White House that has experience in Washington?
What if people say 'I like Pete, but he's not a senator or governor.' What's your plan for winning the presidency?
Why a mayor for the nominee?
Now that Beto O'Rourke is in the race, how do you compete with him as a young person? Do you also think you were "born to run"?
Why do you want to abolish the electoral college?
How would you deal with climate change?
Why aren't you focused on local and state races? Why are you running for President?
"Let's start at values before policy"
What do you propose to protect the American people from big tech?
Do you support reparations for slavery?
How do you apply the progress you made in South Bend with manufacturing on a national level?
What happens in your city if an officer uses force too frequently?
Was the book part of the campaign?
What's the hurry in running for President and writing a memoir?
Can you give us a primer on how to pronounce your last name?
What is your stance on immigration? How can we stop family separation?
What is your attitude and action plan for the detained children being held at our southern border?
What is your position on Trump's national emergency for his wall and would you ever use that power to act on something like climate change?
What can we do for those people who are often overlooked, like homeless people with disabilities?
I appreciated the letter you wrote to the Muslims in South Bend after the New Zealand attack. Did the city appreciate that?
Why would Americans vote for a small town mayor?
How do we talk to conservatives in red states who watch Fox News?
Why do Republicans hate Democrats?
What makes you think you can do the job of President?
Do you have a theory about what happened in Indiana that it moved to the right?
What should Democrats learn from the Trump campaign in 2016?
Is your dog on board with your candidacy?
What's your big idea? What's your core message?
Pete gives his bumper sticker message: Freedom, Democracy, Security
Can you promise that in your first 100 days as President that you'll pass a ban to bump stocks and universal background checks?
Let's take health care. Where are you on Medicare-For-All?
How do you pay for a public option?
Is partisanship a threat to democracy?
Are you concerned that your experience at McKinsey may work against you?
Can you give your perspective on your time in management consulting?
If you become president, what’s the one project in South Bend that you’ll miss working on?
How did being in the military change you?
What are your thoughts on gun control and campaign finance?
Will you accept corporate PAC money?
Are you having fun campaigning?
What is the biggest regret in your professional life?
What's your experience and sense of the New Hampshire voter?
How did the first weekend campaigning in Iowa go?
Do you consider yourself a capitalist?
What reform do you think is needed most badly for American capitalism?
How do Democrats get back to the middle ground and work for the American people?
What do you think of the proposition that we should be carbon-free by 2030? Is that unrealistic?
What do you think are the most important policy priorities in terms of climate?
Why shouldn't the Democrats revert to a centrist platform?
"Single payer is a compromise."
How do you overcome polarization?
On climate change, what is your reaction to the Green New Deal?
Are there policy changes we should make to appeal to independents or centrists?
How hard a decision was it to decide to run for President?
Have you thought about how being the first gay President would fit into the history of civil rights?
Was your husband supportive of you running for president?
Mayor Pete reads a passage from his book about seeking a personal life.
In your personal life, what is the hardest thing that you ever faced?
Tell us about your decision to come out as gay.
When did you realize you were gay?
Do you believe that being the first LGBT candidate will be an asset or hurt you in the race?
Pete thanks everyone
Gun to your head, Pence or Trump finishing out the term?
Do you like Chick-Fil-A?
Tell us a little bit about your parents.
Should we do nation building to make it safer in the places where refugees come from?
Would you support overturning Citizens United?
What are your thoughts about ways to return democracy to people like those of us in this room, and how do you intend to fund your own campaign?
Everyone's missing the point of reparations. How do we systematically undo the damages to the black community from a history of white supremacy?
What made you sign up for the Navy Reserves?
Can you speak about our problems with class and color in this country?
What is the relationship between fairness and growth?
What's sexier about being mayor of South Bend than people realize?
Are there federal policies you look at and think that we're really getting the balance of efficiency versus morality wrong?
What is your definition of a national emergency?
If you were to win, what is the first thing you will do as President?
How would you approach trying to reverse the assault on science?
As president what would you do to combat suburban sprawl and auto dependency, as it relates to climate change?
Can you give a big picture of how you plan to address climate change?
What climate change proposals are you making?
What are your views on the Green New Deal?
Pete on a modern framework for security
Do you support free college for all?
Could a national service program become part of your campaign?
Do you believe NCAA athletes should be compensated for what they do?
What does the title of your book mean?
What is the main message of the book?
Were you surprised that you ended up back in South Bend?
Have you faced a lot of homophobia while being in public office?
Do you think this country is ready for a gay president?
Do you think a time is coming where we won't ask if a gay man can be president?
What do we do when right-wing and evangelicals hammer you about your sexuality?
How did you decide to come out?
Should we have a national service program to bridge divides?
What do you think about the electoral college?
What have you done in South Bend to prevent gun violence?
As a small business owner, I'm wondering what your stance is on mega-corporations.
How will you navigate running as a white man in the democratic primary?
Why are you rising in the polls?
How do you run your campaign differently to change how politics works?
What in your experience illustrates the political & people skills needed to get your programs through Congress?
What do we do to take better care of our troops?
What brings the "40 year conservative era" to an end?
Where do you stand on the ideological spectrum in the Democratic Party?
How do you use twitter? Are you worried about twitter?
Do you run into constituents a lot when you leave the house?
One part of prison reform is creating real correctional facilities. How do you reform prisons that way?
You've raised the prospect of court packing. What is your specific proposal?
What are your thoughts on the politicization of the judicial system?
You talk about expanding the court from nine justices to fifteen. Explain.
Would you support adding seats to the Supreme Court?
What do you think of Mike Pence?
Let's talk about your record in South Bend.
How do you break the "you are either with us or against us" mentality on the left?
David Axelrod introduces Pete.
Pete on what we need to do to strengthen our democracy
How do I convince others that you're the best candidate in this race?
You said you regret calling Trump a draft dodging chicken hawk. What is your current approach to dealing with Trump?
What is your strategy for overcoming divisive politics?
How do you handle all the power of being a mayor at such a young age?
How would you go about implementing the changes you'd like to make to our democracy?
What's your Democratic bumper sticker?
Pete introduces himself to voters at the Dublin City Pub
How do you plan to reach out to midwestern voters who voted for Trump?
Pete reads from his book about his concession from the DNC chair race.
How do Democrats win back the heartland?
Do you support getting troops off the Korean peninsula?
Pete acknowledges people in the audience with whom he served in the military.
I read that you were a fan of Eminem. You are gay, and he has had homophobic lyrics. Is that a contradiction?
Do you think direct engagement with North Korea is making the threat of thermonuclear war greater or worse?
What should the US be doing with Maduro?
As a woman, why vote for Pete over the well qualified female candidates?
What about South Bend is a "model for America's future"?
Concession from DNC Chair Race
What are your views on drone warfare?
Would you approve of the legalization of recreational marijuana?
How will you lower prescription drug prices for all Americans?
How scalable are the issues you deal with as a Mayor to those needed as President?
What is freedom to you?
How can this country afford and adjust to the Green New Deal in such a short amount of time?
Can you describe a mentoring relationship that had an impact on your decision to go into public service?
What are we going to do about public education?
What will you do for this country's education system?
What do you think the top tax rate should be for the wealthiest Americans?
Explain what you mean by saying there's a tension between efficiency, morality, responsiveness, and mercy.
Did Barack Obama set the table for someone like you?
Would you support getting rid of the Electoral College?
Do you think eliminating the Electoral College will cause voter apathy?
Do you support a popular vote over the electoral college?
Why is it necessary to make changes to the SCOTUS and Electoral College to protect our democracy?
How much can you listen to social media?
Do you consider yourself an insider or outsider with regards to politics?
Which part of your life experience best prepares you for being President?
Who or what inspired you to run? Why are you running?
What is the extent to which racial backlash explains recent election results?
Why do you want to be President?
How do you go from mayor to "leader of the free world"?
Do you have the life experience necessary to be President?
Why do you think you're qualified to go from Mayor to POTUS?
You’ll go from Mayor to President. That’s a big leap.
Why should we trust a mayor of a smaller city with the reigns of the presidency?
Are you still Mayor of South Bend?
How do you make the leap from Mayor to President?
How does being the mayor of South Bend translate to being the President of the United States?
How does the Mayor of South Bend make the transition to being President?
Why are you still exploring and not officially running?
Mayor Pete reads a passage from his book about growing up in the millennial generation.
If you become President, will you tweet yourself?
Fairness as a value.
What do you believe with regards to taxing the wealthy?
What is your faith background?
Did you face any discrimination in your church when you were growing up?
Will you legally recognize a third gender on IDs?
Couldn't we just make all public servants tax exempt?
What's the least sexy part of being mayor of South Bend?
Where does the revenue come from to pay for a progressive agenda?
Would you repeal the Trump tax cuts?
If you were President what would your policy be with regards to Venezuela?
Why is your message different than others?
In your opinion, what does the Democratic party lack when trying to connect with the middle of the country?
Pete on the real meaning of freedom
Where do you stand on the issue of Israel?
Is transgender bathroom use a real issue?
What can we do to make sure women, and especially women of color, start making as much money as our male counterparts?
Why do you think millennials are so attracted to you?
Was there anything you heard in Iowa on the campaign trail that surprised you?
You compared Harvard to X-Men. Can you explain that? What's your special power?
How does your position on health care differ from other candidates in the race?
What is your position on healthcare?
I'm having trouble right now because I don't trust an honest politician. What is wrong with our politics that there aren't more people that are honest like you?
How do you plan on connecting with folks that don't have the shared experience of living in a city like South Bend?
Do you support HR1?
For all of us who don't know you, tell us about yourself.
How would you address forgotten communities nationally?
Why a midwesterner for the nominee?
Do you believe the government should pay for college?
Are the older candidates less capable of delivering a generational message?
You had the opportunity to work with Obama during his Senate campaign. Why didn't you?
Should the media do a better job of covering politics?
Do you think Kamala Harris was wrong when she talked about eliminating private insurance?
What do you mean by "policy and symbolism cannot be decoupled?"
"Politics at its worst is ugly, but politics at its best is magnificent."
Why leadership matters
When you were working on the Kerry campaign, did you think you would ever run for President?
I'm sorry to hear about your father's passing. How did he feel about you running for President?
Early in your time as mayor you dealt with a incident regarding police recordings. What did you learn from that incident that will make you a better executive?
Why do think you can be elected, given that historically America has never elected a mayor to the White House?
What do you mean by "medicare for all who want it"?
What are your thoughts on Medicare-For-All and should we eliminate private insurance?
Do you support Medicare for All?
Pete gives a way forward for the DNC
You would be the first openly gay President. Do you see yourself as a trailblazer?
Pete reads from his book about losing friends who he served with in Afghanistan.
Are millennials fragile?
"This is the season for happy warriors"
Would you order the full release of the Mueller report?
How did you end up learning to speak Norwegian?
What did you mean by "profanity may be abusive but also poetic"?
What's your position on pardons?
What's your lane in the wide field of Democratic candidates?
What is your position on statehood for Puerto Rico?
How do you plan on updating Social Security?
Can we see your taxes?
Why are you in such a hurry to run for President?
Claire Potter introduces Pete and Sara.