The Senate’s favorite Bald Brown Bachelor is in the press today and it’s as awkward as anything you’ve ever heard about a “new” relationship.
Dawson says they went two months without seeing each other. But they’ve made up for it with FaceTime, which they try to do twice a day. He’s gotten in the habit of sending her music every morning, and he just finished reading David Benioff’s World War II Novel City of Thieves to her over the phone.
City of Thieves, let us emphasize again, is a 250-plus-page novel set in Leningrad during World War II. The process of reading it aloud would take, by moderate estimates, five hours. It could even take more like seven.
(cont. The Cut)
Of all the “stories” to feed to the press about this politically forced relationship, this one solidifies to me what we already know: Cory Booker is not ready to be President. Being President isn’t just about you, yourself, your qualifications, and your positions. It’s also about the team you attract to you and your ability to choose people who can help you be the best President. That starts during the campaign, choosing people who can help you get elected. If Cory can’t even get a team together to make his relationship with Rosario look remotely normal and endearing? Chile…
For the record (because I think “gay rumors” inherently sensationalize what should be normal by now), I don’t think Cory Booker is in the closet. I think he’s just single and this country will never elect a single man unless he’s a KNOWN womanizer, which Cory is not. Mayor Pete has made a big splash for gay candidates, but he’s gay. And married. There’s no question and therefore no perceived deception. The US will elect a gay President before they elect a single President with gay rumors because the unknown is too scary to a lot of voters.
So Cory’s relationship with Rosario is forced, not as a beard, but to make him more politically appealing to a country that would never elect him without a confirmation of his heterosexuality.
Booker has put together a team smart enough to urge Cory and Rosario to be extra-public about their relationship, but not smart enough to craft endearing narratives about it? They can’t even sell a relationship. They definitely can’t sell him to America as the next President and they definitely won’t be able to sell his policies to Congress or the American people. He might as well gon head and drop out if “I read World War II books to my girlfriend” is their idea of pitching a viable candidate.
When you Google Image “Cory Rosario” they’re NEVER IN THE SAME ROOM WITH EACH OTHER. Come on. This is Campaign 101 and nobody over there knows how to build a relationship narrative AT ALL.