I’m torn. On the one hand, Booker has decided that his last-gasp strategy to gain traction in the polls will be to lightly demagogue his own party for racism. Somehow it’s supposedly the DNC’s fault that neither of the two African-American candidates who ran this year will be onstage at the next debate even though longshot candidates like Tulsi Gabbard and Andrew Yang still stand a fair chance of qualifying. Justice for Booker and his “sister” Kamala Harris, as he’s taken to describing her this week, allegedly means that black candidates deserve as much of a spot as billionaires like Tom Steyer who’ve bought their way on, never mind that voters have been sour on both for months.
So now here he is, conveniently deeply offended at something white mega-billionaire Mike Bloomberg had to say in an interview this morning. Do I really want to abet his bad-faith whining attempts to explain away his own protracted failure to interest voters?
On the other hand, the point he’s making about the habit of some whites, especially those of Mike Bloomberg’s age, to speak patronizingly about black colleagues is fair. Remember this golden oldie, now (almost) lost to the mists of time?