By Matt Rooney
Cory Booker (D-Twitter) was one of a number of Democrat 2020 hopefuls who addressed the “Center for American Progress” Ideas Conference on Tuesday.
Those of us who know him best, here in Jersey, know Senator Booker’s expertise is typically limited to social media (tweeting specifically), shopping at Whole Foods and “social justice.”
Ahead of the 2020 Democrat Primary? His plan for reaching and relating to Middle America (those who live outside the Beltway, Hollywood and the NYC metro area) starts with reading… Hillbilly Elegy.
.@CoryBooker: “I’ve read books like ‘Hillbilly Elegy’ and everything I can to try to understand other folks and when I’m reading books like that I’m thinking to myself, ‘Oh my God, these folks have so much in common with folks who live in my neighborhood.'” pic.twitter.com/LBZSpIMStQ
— Fox News (@FoxNews) May 17, 2018
In case you missed it, J.D. Vance’s Hillbilly Elegy: A Memoir of a Family and a Culture in Crisis is a sociological look at “Trump’s America” – poor, largely rural and mostly white Americans who, facing a cultural crisis in their communities, turned to Donald Trump in 2016.