According to the Star-Ledger, Cory Booker bravely runs into burning buildings and rescues dogs from the cold, but he’s a “centrist” when facing the NRA. And the reporter who wrote the piece isn’t taking any shit.
I don’t know what’s going on between Booker and his hometown paper – maybe you Jersey dwellers do – but I do like to see reporters sticking up for themselves, and I don’t understand what Booker hopes to gain by moving to the center on guns. Lautenberg is quoted in that piece with a pretty uncompromising take on the NRA, and mayors seem to agree with Bloomberg (whose rallies Booker has been dodging). Unless Booker has some great insight all of his peers have missed, either he thinks he can court some rural Jersey votes, or he thinks there’s some campaign cash coming his way if he distinguishes himself from other Democrats.