In remarks that suggest some form of delusion, Sen. Cory Booker expressed concern on Wednesday that the imminent impeachment trial of Donald Trump could deal a “big, big blow” to his campaign for the Democratic presidential nomination. According to Booker, the trial could demand his presence in Washington, which would thus preclude him from running a ground game in Iowa in the weeks leading up to the caucuses on February 3.
“It’s going to be a challenging four weeks in the caucus for us,” Booker told the Associated Press. “If we can’t raise more money in this final stretch, we won’t be able to do the things that other campaigns with more money can do to show presence.”
Booker, of course, has been crying doom about money since September, when he warned (promised? threatened?) that he would have to pull out of the race if he didn’t raise $1.7 million to get onto the Democratic debate stage. He apparently met that goal, but since then he has failed to demonstrate the polling and/or donation requirements necessary to join the other Democrats in their subsequent debates. He’s blamed it on everything from racism to…well, yeah, that’s been his main go-to whine. The debate stage is now too white, and thus the requirements should be changed. Left-wing ideology in a nutshell, right there.
Booker told the AP that he was ready to get out of the race if the early primaries didn’t go his way.
“If our pathway to victory ever closes off, I’m not staying in,” he promised.
But he said he was confident that his campaign would “upset expectations in Iowa.”
Uh-huh. Would this be a good time to mention that the latest CBS/YouGov poll of likely Iowa caucusgoers has Cory Booker soaring in at a whopping 2% support?
Truth is, Booker could skip the impeachment trial and spend every waking hour of the next month running door to door in Iowa and it wouldn’t make a difference at this point. Unlike his fellow comrades Kamala Harris and Julian Castro, Booker has somehow failed to notice that literally no one is interested in buying what he’s selling. And when you’ve been out there hocking your wares for nearly a year, another month in Iowa isn’t going to change that calculation much.
Might as well head back to Washington with a clear head, Cory. Although, we have to say, if your plan is to convict President Donald Trump on impeachment and throw him out of office, you’re just trading one quixotic mission for another.
Oh well, it’s good for a man to have hope, we suppose.