Mayor Pete Buttigieg was strong on the debate stage Wednesday night, but the glow of success clearly doesn't translate into dance moves ... at least not by the candidate himself.
The Iowa and New Hampshire frontrunner rolled up to Paschal's soul food restaurant in ATL Thursday morning, and he told our photog he embraces the dance that has become a mantra of sorts for the campaign ... saying it's a symbol of joy. The dance is set to Panic! at the Disco's, "High Hopes."
That said, when our photog asked Pete to step up and dance, he put his foot down, but not to bust a move. He confessed his shortcoming and made it clear ... dancing in the street -- or anywhere else -- was out of the question.
He had good moves during Wednesday night's debate. The Mayor was strong, and had a big/hilarious moment when Rep. Tulsi Gabbard ripped into him for suggesting we should send U.S. troops to Mexico to battle the cartels. Pete fired back at her and got a huge reaction from the audience. It's really funny.