Newark Mayor Cory Booker caused quite a stir when he criticized President Barack Obama‘s attack on Bain Capital. Rather inevitably, Mitt Romney‘s campaign has released an ad featuring Booker (who is an Obama surrogate). The message: even the president’s own party is turning against him.
The ad, entitled “Big Bain Backfire,” asks, “Have you had enough of President Obama’s attacks on free enterprise?” — adding, “his own key supporters have.” From there, we see clips featuring Booker, former Democratic congressman Harold Ford, Jr., and former Obama economic adviser/”car czar” Steven Rattner. Booker’s Meet the Press comments bookend the montage.
The takeaway: “Even Obama’s own supporters have had enough” — using Booker’s words (“enough is enough”) against his own party.
As you’ll recall, Booker made the following comments on Sunday:
“This kind of stuff is nauseating to me on both sides. It’s nauseating to the American public. Enough is enough. Stop attacking private equity, stop attacking Jeremiah Wright. This stuff has got to stop, because what it does is it undermines, to me, what this country should be focused on. It’s a distraction from the real issues. It’s either going to be a small campaign about this crap, or it’s going to be a big campaign, in my opinion, that the American public cares about.”
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