In an impassioned speech on Saturday, Sen. Cory Booker, D-N.J., advised the concept of embracing President Trump‘s “techniques,” and encouraged Democrats to make the presidential election about “love,” not dislike.
” We will not beat Donald Trump by combating him utilizing his methods on his grass, on his terms. He wants this election to be about hate,” Booker shouted to a crowd at the South Carolina Democratic Convention.
” We better make it about love. He wants to make this election about tearing people down. We’re going to make it about developing people up.”
Booker went on to frame the election as more than simply a referendum on Trump. “It’s a referendum on who we are to each other. And we are a country of love,” he stated. He specifically decried lower life expectancy and financial success among a more recent generation of Americans.
” We live in dangerous times,” he stated. “We might be the first generation of Americans to have lower life span than our one in the past. We see this country now– infant boomers, 95 percent did much better financially than their moms and dads. We’re down to 50/50”
Booker has led most of 2020 Democratic candidates in polling but lags many other prospects in the race. According to RealClearPolitics polling average, he lagged politicians like former Rep. Beto O’Rourke, D-Texas, as well as Sens. Kamala Harris, D-Calif., Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., and Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass.
He and the frontrunner, previous Vice President Joe Biden, exchanged criticism after Biden mentioned how he formerly worked with segregationist senators. Booker contacted Biden to apologize but the previous VP refused and said Booker must use his own apology. Booker has refused