You think that Buttigieg hasn't faced homophobia and doesn't have to deal with it still from some voters? Seriously?Buttigieg irritates me when he compares himself with Obama, or if he ever compares himself with any woman or another race. He is seen as a white male, and his lifestyle is not questioned (not saying it should be). Obama, Hillary were obviously not white males and they faced all the disadvantages of it. If Pete does win the nomination, the republicans will attack his lifestyle but right now he has no disadvantages other than his lack of experience at a high level.
On a somewhat related note, you just know that Abrams' romance novels (which are a point in her favor as far as I'm concerned!) will come up in a campaign in some vile way.