Newark Mayor Cory Booker, a rising star in the Democratic Party, did an about-face after criticizing some of President Obama’s reelection tactics at “nauseating,” releasing a YouTube video expressing his support for the president. Um, a Michael Steele-Rush Limbaugh moment.
In the latest YouTube video, Booker said be believed it was appropriate to fully vet Mitt Romney’s private sector record, clarifying his stunning rebuke of Obama on “Meet the Press,” saying “This kind of stuff is nauseating to me on both sides. It’s nauseating to the American public. Enough is enough. Stop attacking private equity, stop attacking Jeremiah Wright.”
I was in complete agreement with Cory Booker about the “nauseating” vitriol being hurled by both sides, until he decided to pull a Michael Steele and backtrack on his criticism of Obama. Um, what’s he afraid of? His Newark constituents? It’s pretty damning because Cory Booker is an Obama surrogate.
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