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Analysts Claim Booker is Struggling Because He’s Competing With Memories of Obama

by Paul Goldberg
Analysts Claim Booker is Struggling Because He’s Competing With Memories of Obama

Two Democrat analysts quoted in a new Newsweek article claim Cory Booker is struggling because as a black male, he’s competing with the memories of ex-President Obama.

“If you’re an African American male and you’re running for president, who are you running against? You’re running against Barack Obama,” Mattie Thomas, co-chair of the South Carolina Democratic Party’s Black Women Caucus, told Newsweek. “He’s got to snatch our hearts out of our bodies like Obama did.”

Avis Jones-DeWeever drew a similar conclusion, saying “The reality is that black people at this point have gotten over the honeymoon phase of the Obama presidency.

Booker is currently languishing at 2% in the RCP average in the 2020 Dem nomination race.

He is also expected to not make the cut to appear on the next debate stage.

From Newsweek

Booker, analysts said, faces an uphill battle in part because he is competing with memories of President Barack Obama.

“If you’re an African American male and you’re running for president, who are you running against? You’re running against Barack Obama,” Mattie Thomas, co-chair of the South Carolina Democratic Party’s Black Women Caucus, told Newsweek. “He’s got to snatch our hearts out of our bodies like Obama did.”

Avis Jones-DeWeever added: “The reality is that black people at this point have gotten over the honeymoon phase of the Obama presidency.

“Any subsequent black candidate running for president has had to overcorrect and make up for the fact that there is a feeling that people got all caught up with the historic nature of having a black person be president, and then we walked away and said, ‘Hey, there’s no black woman on the Supreme Court.’ There are other specific issues that we didn’t see as much traction on,” she said.

This article first appeared on TheConservativeOpinion.com 

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