Here’s a Cory Booker quote that needs no introduction in today’s Washington Post:
And people who think I’m gay, some part of me thinks it’s wonderful. Because I want to challenge people on their homophobia. I love seeing on Twitter when someone says I’m gay, and I say, ‘So what does it matter if I am? So be it. I hope you are not voting for me because you are making the presumption that I’m straight.
Noted, Mr. Mayor, but for the record, I’m not voting for you because you’re an empty suit without a record of accomplishment. I don’t really give a damn about your sexuality, and I think I can speak for most of your detractors on that point.
Just don’t make the mistake of thinking any of this is innocent, Save Jerseyans. Cory’s consistently evasive approach to the “gay question” is strategically brilliant albeit morally reprehensible. Rather than address it head-on or dismiss it as irrelevant, he’s giving a wink and a nod to gay supporters (a powerful bloc in the modern Democrat Party) while continuing to distract the media from substantive issues including his abysmal mayoral tenure. It’s beneath a higher office aspirant but hey, since when did character count for an electorate that’s twice sent Bob Menendez (D-Dominican Republic) to Washington?