Bad weather did Pete Buttigieg a favor when he made his presidential candidacy official on Sunday. With an ugly forecast in South Bend (surprise!), the mayor’s original plans for an outdoor launch to match the slogan he’d be unveiling for the occasion — the sunny promise of a “new American spring” — were scuttled in favor of a former train dock in one of the city’s long-abandoned Studebaker auto factories. Even with the big, raw space festooned with the campaign’s way-hip new logo, the optics weren’t exactly what Roger Ailes would have chosen for Ronald Reagan back in the day. But the setting turned out to be as weirdly charmed as the rest of Buttigieg’s formerly far-fetched quest for the presidency has been so

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