Booker joins a short list of Black men who have ran for President of the United States of America in the last 40 years. Jessie Jackson (Keep Hope Alive), Barack Obama (My Daddy is BLACK af), Herman Cain (I ran Domino’s Pizza) and Ben Carson (ZZZzzzzzzzzz).
Cory threw his hat into the fray via Twitter and released a somewhat inspiring campaign announcement commercial. It will be interesting to see him and Kamala Harris attempt to woo the Black vote. I think it will be a hard Democratic primary for Booker as a single Black man and the rumors surrounding his sexuality. For Black folk, Harris may be married to a white man but at least she’s married. Being a ex-football player, single, over the age of 30, not married, never have been married and with zero children; our society doesn’t know how to handle these variables and among the chitterling circuit along with right-wing trolls, side-eyes will be abound.
Booker (and the Democrats) were immediately questioned by the White House Sorceress of Facts, Kellyanne Conway who sarcastically stated:
“I would ask him a couple questions today as he runs from my native New Jersey,” Conway said. “One is, what is wrong with the candidates that are already in there? What is your objection to Kamala Harris running, Elizabeth Warren, Kirsten Gillibrand, these others who have already announced, Tulsi Gabbard maybe? If he were a Republican running against them, they immediately would call him a sexist for running against these women in the Democratic field.”
Really Kellyanne…that’s what you got?
Booker was also questioned by The View’s Megan (I am John McCain’s Daughter Dammit!) McCain. McCain asked, “How do you convince people, especially on the left, that you’re authentic and that you’re not a phony?” If his reply would’ve been “Becky don’t come for me unless I send for you!” it would’ve added to the speculations around Booker’s sexuality. Nonetheless he responded diplomatically.
Yeah…I love rooting for the underdog and I think because of the type of attacks Booker is gonna receive, I might be in his corner temporally. Check out Cory Booker’s campaign commercial below.
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