UPDATE: Since posting this, I learned that Booker spent many years living in a low-income neighborhood. So I give him credit for that. Maybe I was a little too snarky here. Few politicians do things like that. Booker still strikes me as a poser. But he did apparently walk the walk, risking his life in doing so.
It’s Cory Booker, speaking to some admirers as he walks through a low-income neighborhood in this new campaign video announcing he is running for president.
Wassup with that? His parents were both executives at IBM. Is that how they talk in the IBM corporate suite?
Anyway, why pick on a politician doing politician stuff? Cory, Yale Law School graduate and Rhodes Scholar, is a man of the people. Because that’s who will be voting in 2020.
The video is heavily focused on race. It stars a gender-neutral kid playing drums. And of course, it’s completely vacuous, but quite nicely done.