T his entire reverie is, of course, absurd as Buttigieg and Warren still must demonstrate an ability to win over actual voters. But for brilliance, eloquence and the ability to embody change, they would constitute a historic partnership. J ust conjure Elizabeth Warren and Pete Buttigieg on the stump together a year from now, in whatever order: They exude intelligence, and no candidates are better at explaining complicated policy ideas in a persuasive way. Warren has emerged as the gold standard for outlining a broad range of thoughtful policies. Buttigieg is particularly deft at citing Scripture to highlight the hypocrisy of Trump and the G.O.P. Both Warren and Buttigieg are unproven among national voters, and there’s a risk that their cerebral qualities will antagonize some voter,' but… knowledgeable and intelligent is a huge change!