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MSNBC Commentators on Pete Buttigieg: 'Boring,' 'Low Energy'

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Craig Melvin (left)

Anchor Craig Melvin expressed surprise at the gay presidential candidate's success in the polls.

Pete Buttigieg, the gay mayor of South Bend, Ind., has found himself one of the top presidential candidates for the 2020 race, typically landing in the top three or four in major polls.

But some continue to have their doubts about Buttigieg, a Rhodes scholar and Navy veteran. Craig Melvin, an MSNBC anchor, was part of a Wednesday panel on Today that discussed Buttigieg's candidacy. Al Roker described Buttigieg as "even-keeled"... "almost the opposite of what you'd expect for a presidential candidate."

Melvin responded by saying, "You don't meet a lot of guys like Mayor Pete who last long on a national level, because, quite frankly, he's kind of boring." Another commenter echoed that statement by calling Buttigieg, "a little low-energy."

Some have said Buttigieg's "boring" demeanor is necessary since he's one of the first openly gay candidates to seriously seek the presidency.

Watch the panel below.

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