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South Bend, Ind., Mayor Pete Buttigieg attends a worship service at the Kenneth Moore Transformation Center in Rock Hill, S.C., on Sunday. (Sean Rayford/Getty Images)
[OPINION] ROCK HILL, S.C. — Why was South Bend, Indiana, mayor and Democratic presidential hopeful Pete Buttigieg in South Carolina over the weekend, with a busy schedule that included tailgating at a historically black college homecoming and delivering remarks at an AME Zion worship service?
“To say that I want to be the president who can pick up the pieces, that we’ve got to be ready not just to defeat this president but to guide the country forward,” he confidently told me. “I have my eyes on that moment and what America’s going to need.”