That's the issue, and you won't discuss it. Instead of TRADING ON HIS SURROGATE STATUS, he should have used it to voice his concerns to the Obama Campaign. Thing is, he's got no juice. He's a local mayor. He's out there HAPPY to be giving talking points. He took a chance to get out in front and glorify himself and, instead of doing the job he agreed to for the Obama Campaign, he broke on the COREY BOOKER CAMPAIGN. "And I have the surrogate notes right here." i.e. "Look at me, being all bad-ass. I'm so moral, I stand for what's right despite being on the president's reelection campaign." More like, "Don't worry those of you who live in Newark but work on the Street. I'll play both sides to the middle."
Then he threw up all over himself. Period. You keep glossing over that. Yeah yeah, investment banks. Yeah yeah, hypocrisy. Yeah yeah, whatever. You show up to a meeting at the gig where the topic is widget production and start going on about being nauseated about off-shore manufacturing and, while you may be taking an impassioned position for yourself, everyone else who needs you to fulfill your role is wondering if and when you'll shut up and get back to work.
Local mayor of the 67th largest city in the US got exposure on Meet the Press, after getting national attention with his stand on marriage equality and saving ladies from home fires, and figured he'd score a hat trick. He got caught up in the bright lights. He forgot he was there to deliver for the Obama Campaign. He was reminded. He went back on Rachel Maddow - who is a sympathizer and personal friend of his - and FELL ON HIS SWORD.
So you just keep on splitting those hairs, my man. Corey Booker forgot - and was subsequently reminded - being a campaign surrogate for the PRESIDENT HIMSELF is an OPPORTUNITY and a PRIVILEGE of a supporter. So you SUPPORT. Whole and IN TOTAL. That includes avoiding discussing what about YOUR OWN CAMPAIGN EFFORT nauseates you. He gambled. He FAILED. Miserably.
Boom. Done. I can't understand this point requires elucidation. Now it's all about Booker. The president has to take time to discuss Booker. Yeah. That's working. He blew it. There's no defense. The president looks as if he can't keep his stable in control. Black politicians look as if they all are rushing to the podium. The Dems look as if there is no cohesion. Sure. It's worth it. Are you kidding me?