Cory Booker appeared on Rachel Maddow’s show last night, and he is fighting mad. In light of Booker’s statements regarding the 2012 presidential campaign on Meet the Press the GOP have created a “mock” petition entitled “I Stand with Cory Booker”. Democratic Newark Mayor Cory Booker just landed himself some new BFFs within the Republican Party. “The Republican National Committee today launched an “I Stand With Cory” petition in a nod to his mega political fumble on Sunday’s Meet The Press. It reads, “Yesterday New Jersey Mayor Cory Booker, a surrogate spokesman for the Obama campaign called the president’s attacks on the free arket ‘ridiculous’. That’s right Mr. President, we aren’t going to let you destroy free enterprise. Stand up for America. Stand up for job creators.” This is presidential politics like it or not and as many have said the president might need to start recruiting some new surragates because lately the surrogates are straying from the playbook and creating news instead of articulating the vision of the president.
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Yesterday I watched Mayor Cory Booker state his opposition to negative campaigning. He made the mistake of calling out both sides on this issue. Booker said he was “very uncomfortable” with an anti-Bain, anti-Romney ad campaign launched aggressively last week. He went on to say “If you look at the totality of Bain Capital’s record they’ve done a lot to support businesses, to grow businesses. And this, to me, I’m very uncomfortable with,” Booker said. Booker finally summed it up by saying “This kind of stuff is nauseating to me on both sides,” Booker said. “It’s nauseating to the American public. Enough is enough. Stop attacking private equity. Stop attacking Jeremiah Wright. This stuff has got to stop, because what it does is it undermines, to me, what this country should be focused on.” All of this was said Sunday morning but before the sun would set Booker released this clarification of his MTP statements. Why did he need to clarify? He did not stay true to the Democratic talking points and he probably received his clarification after the show went off the air. We live in a society that admires statesman from days gone by, but in 2012 we are not looking for statesmen we are looking for surrogates, and their job is to stick to the talking points.