by David J Dent
Cory Booker’s advice holds the best prescription for a strong Obama showing in the swing Bush-Obama counties. Yet so many of the depictions of Cory Booker’s appearance on Meet the Press were distorted and textbook lessons in campaign mischief. If you saw the complete Booker interview, you probably shook your head watching the aftermath of pro Romney commercials and surrogates proclaiming: “I stand with Cory Booker.” Yes, Cory Booker did say he was “uncomfortable” with the campaign attacks on Romney’s time at Bain Capital. Yet that remark was parenthetical and not the meat of Booker’s message. The Obama campaign should heed Hizzoner’s words:
First of all, I think it’s a race for President Obama to remind the American public the kind of things he’s been doing and stop letting the other side steal his narrative. He’s a guy that’s cut taxes on small business, the lowest discretionary spending we’ve had in decades in the United States. Start telling the truth about the Obama record to let people know that not only is he doing the kind of things, cutting taxes on the majority of Americans, but he’s also doing things to stimulate the economy, the economy’s getting better.
It would be more disturbing if President Obama listened to any of the leftist noise attacking Booker for his remarks. The president has an economic record to run on, and if the Obama camp does not seize the narrative of the campaign as Booker advises, there is little hope for a strong Obama showing in the swing Bush-Obama counties. Neither Bain Capital nor Reverend Wright matter as much as hearing what the president has done and will do to continue the recovery.