|Bell is all substance, Booker is sound & fury signifying nothing...|
Given his total reversal in less than a month, many political observers are doubtful that Booker will even participate in the one debate he still hasn't yet refused.
Apparently the voters of New Jersey are not important enough for Mr. Booker to actually make his face side by side with his opponent. A meaningful exchange between two very opposite political thinkers running for the same office lacks the same vital importance that tweeting in 140 characters or less or taking selfies with fans has for Mr. Booker.
This is horrifying but not surprising. I once had great hope for Mr. Booker based upon his Twitter prowess. He seemed like an independent-minded politician with a strong desire to connect with his constituents. That was before he revealed himself as a zombie-like Obama clone.
Now, after a closer-than-expected special election victory over tea party candidate Steve Lonegan last fall, Mr. Booker has been plagued with closer-than-expected margins in poll after poll against the largely cash-less Jeff Bell. Bell, who was a candidate for this same office in 1978 is largely unknown to today's voters and with barely a penny to his campaign's name.
And yet in polls over the summer, Mr. Bell was barely double digits behind the social media sensation Booker, even in DARK BLUE New Jersey.
For that reason, it is not surprising that Mr. Booker would refuse to debate Mr. Bell in public. He's decided to run out the clock of this election and hope New Jersey's affinity for radical leftist politicians will carry him over the finish line as long as nobody hears from Mr. Bell.
That's a dismayingly cynical view of politics from a vapid and rather entitled member of the permanent political class. Power to the people indeed, well actually that is only to well-connected cronyists and vapid celebrity hangers on.
The people of New Jersey deserve the right to see Mr. Booker go beyond 140 characters and demonstrate his depth on the issues against the intellectually superior Mr. Bell. When they do, they will come away seeing that Mr. Bell is just the sort of independent, common sense soaked, serious thinking leadership that is needed in DC.
It's time the people of New Jersey tell Mr. Booker to stop hiding behind his tweets. Please take the time to contact Mr. Booker via his senate office or campaign headquarters.