Last week, Newark, New Jersey Mayor Cory Booker made some comments regarding the attack ads against Republican Presidential candidate Mitt Romney from the Obama 2012 re-election campaign. Mayor Booker was interviewed on the NBC show “Meet the Press”
“I’m not about to sit here and indict private equity,” Booker said, “To me, we’re getting to a ridiculous point in America.
I agree wholeheartedly with Booker’s assessment of two-party political system. I wrote a blog entry about it right after the State of the Union address/GOP response back in January. The American people are sick of the bickering between the two political parties who done their fair share in bringing down the economy. Mayor Booker went on to rip into the GOP PAC’s
"This kind of stuff is nauseating to me on both sides. It’s nauseating to the American public," Booker said. "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. It’s a distraction from the real issues. This is either going to be a small campaign about this crap, or it’s going to be a big campaign, in my opinion, about the issues that the American public cares about."
Due to the fallout after this appearance, much to my dismay, Booker clarified his comments (I thought they were pretty clear already).
"Sorry I make u sick. And sorry I made a mistake. I'm sorry that 15 seconds on MTP erodes my 20 yrs of work in inner cities around our nation,” Booker said, "In the end we are all imperfect. Best we can do is learn from our mistakes, not let them stop u but make u stronger."
Mayor Booker…you should have stood your ground. Your initially statements is what this country needs to hear. The American people are sick of politicians who believe that they are public servants. Both President Obama and Mitt Romney can learn a lot from you when it comes to public service.