The issue raised by the article is that Peter Buttigieg is inauthentic: he presents himself as something he is not.
No doubt. My main gripe is the author is essentially telling him FU on behalf of the "working class" just because he too graduated from an ivy league university yet had a more rough childhood. A career in journalism isn't exactly the cornfield. Most if it is the author's life with a few examples of Pete being out of touch here and there.