Cory Booker says he regrets recording ‘hostage video’

Cory Booker says he regrets recording ‘hostage video’

http://twitter.com/#!/LibertyLynx/status/235459209628643329

Back in May, Newark, N.J., Mayor Cory Booker on “Meet the Press” criticized Obama campaign ads demonizing Bain Capital, calling them “nauseating” and “crap.” Booker backtracked quickly, releasing a “clarification” video which many — including Booker himself — likened to a “hostage video.”

Speaking to the Wall Street Journal this week, Booker said he regrets doing the follow-up video, calling it a “dumb decision,” adding that “the whole thing became more myth than fact.”

Whoa, self-awareness from @CoryBooker. "I made the dumb decision to do the hostage video," http://t.co/AUp0HwcT

— Phil Kerpen (@kerpen) August 14, 2012

Re-education complete. RT @jmartpolitico RT @reidepstein Cory Booker:"I made the dumb decision to do the hostage video" http://t.co/M6tOFc55

— jon gabriel (@exjon) August 14, 2012

While the public seems to have moved on, is the Obama campaign still holding a grudge? Booker has been appearing at lower-key events on behalf of the president but will not have a speaking role at the Democratic National Convention. Bringing up the “hostage video” again to the Wall Street Journal might not be the best way to move on, though.

Way to make it go away RT @reidepstein: Cory Booker: "I made the dumb decision to do the hostage video." http://t.co/BXJGhMEy

— Ben Smith (@BuzzFeedBen) August 14, 2012

@BuzzFeedBen @reidepstein the irony is that a lot of undecided voters agree with his original defense of private equity.

— Torr Leonard (@torrHL) August 14, 2012

Read more: http://twitchy.com/2012/08/14/cory-booker-says-he-regrets-recording-hostage-video/

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