Yesterday on Meet The Press, Newark mayor Cory Booker was asked about the Obama campaign's attack on Bain Capital. The Obama surrogate went off script:
"I have to just say, from a very personal level, I'm not about to sit here and indict private equity," Mr. Booker said. "To me, it's just we're getting to a ridiculous point in America, especially that I know I live in a state where pension funds, unions and other people are investing in companies like Bain Capital. If you look at the totality of Bain Capital's record, they've done a lot to support businesses, to grow businesses. And this to me, I'm very uncomfortable with."
"The last point I'll make is this kind of stuff is nauseating to me on both sides," Mr. Booker continued. "It's nauseating to the American public. Enough is enough. Stop attacking private equity. Stop attacking Jeremiah Wright."
The left flipped out and called him a traitor and stuff. And the Obama campaign got Booker in line by this morning, forcing him to record what some have joked resembles a hostage video:
Yikes. I hope they don't have him tied up in a basement or something. Should we send some help?