Democrat Says He Feels “Uncomfortable” With Obama Campaign’s Attacks On Capitalism
“To me, we’re just getting to a ridiculous point in America,” said Newark Mayor and Democrat rising star Cory Booker. “Especially, I know, I live in a state where pension funds, unions and other people are investing in companies like Bain Capital. 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.”
“Stop attacking private equity.”
Booker also criticized Republican plans to use Jeremiah Wright against Barack Obama, and I agree with him in that too. Wright and his despicable comments and ideologies were a major part of the 2008 campaign, but Americans elected Obama anyway. As much as I may find Rev. Wright to be a detestable character, and Obama’s tacit endorsement of Wright’s radicalism by sitting in his congregation for two decades to be a serious breech in judgment (at the very least) it’s clear the American voting public doesn’t care about it that much.
Find something better to campaign on.
Booker is a decent guy. Those interested in him ought to pick up the documentary “Street Fight” about his first campaign for Mayor of Newark, and his fight against a corrupt Democrat political machine in that city.Tags: bain capital, Barack Obama, capitalism, cory booker, jeremiah wright, mitt romney