Booker Is ‘Not Taking Anything off the Table’ in Regard to Becoming a Possible VP Candidate

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Less than a day after dropping out of the race for the Democratic presidential nomination, Sen. Cory Booker (N.J.) said he isn’t taking anything off the table with regard to his future.

In Tuesday’s interview on “CBS This Morning,” Booker was asked if he would consider accepting a vice-presidential nomination.

“I have had no conversations,” Booker answered, adding, “I’m not taking anything off the table.”

Watch his comments below:

However, he said that he would be focused on his state and working with Sen. Bob Menendez (D-N.J.) as part of the “best dynamic duo America has in the Senate.”

Booker suspended his campaign on Monday, citing a lack of resources to be able to remain competitive, as IJR has previously reported.

“It was a difficult decision to make, but I got in this race to win, and I’ve always said I wouldn’t continue if there was no longer a path to victory,” he said in his statement announcing the end of his candidacy.

Booker also used the CBS interview to call for the Democratic National Committee to overhaul its primary process to make sure it supports “big values” instead of “big money,” and that it makes it easier for more diverse candidates to run for president.

In the latter days of his campaign, he regularly voiced frustration as candidates of color dropped out of the race — leaving a field of candidates that is primarily dominated by white, septuagenarians.

Finally, Booker said he would “definitely consider” endorsing a candidate before the Democratic convention, but right now, he said he’s going to “take a breather,” focus on the impeachment trial and on his re-election campaign.

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Screwtape
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Ego much Shmucktacus?

Please explain why the nominated candidate, who survives the knives, would pick you as a VP. To Jedi talk, “The delusion is strong in this one.”*

*not a Star Wars fan

Screwtape
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Booker and Harris were nobodies with no non-political accomplishments hoping to capitalize on being black. (or at least part) They are both products of upper-middle class and “privileged” backgrounds trying to pass as “ghetto”. Only the great fake Obozo carried that off. At least he “talked pretty”.

Screwtape
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Booker had no message that captured the voter imagination, like the empty “Hope and Change” (like fishing through your pocket at a toll booth), He wanted to capture the black vote, despite his “whiteness”. People, black or not, are smarter than that. Only idiot Dimocrats vote based on race/gender/ etc. Consider that Shmucktacus chose a Greek slave of the Romans. Not a black hero like Booker Washington, Nate Turner, or Frederick Douglass. Black people are NOT stupid (at least not those on the dole) and can smell a poseur. Hence the failure of Booker and Harris.

Phyllis Softa
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When hosts ask stupid questions, the respondent should be able to point it out to the host. There has not been a vote cast in a Democrat primary race to determine WHO the nominee will be. The nominee has the sole responsibility for the selection of their running mate. VP selection is not something politicians decide to accept before being vetted and asked.

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