Romney Camp Runs With Booker Gaffe

Mitt Romney’s campaign is latching onto Newark Mayor Cory Booker’s apparent annoyance with the Obama team for attacking the Republican presidential candidate’s tenure at Bain Capital.

In a web ad released Monday, Booker’s Meet the Press appearance  on Sunday is featured prominently.

“Have You Had Enough Of President Obama’s Attacks On Free Enterprise?” the narrator asks. “His Own Key Supporters Have.”

The video then cuts to Booker stating that he is “not about to sit here and indict private equity.”

Booker, an Obama surrogate, went on to say that “this kind of stuff is nauseating to me on both sides.”

 

The Mayor ultimately backpedaled from his remarks, saying in a YouTube video that he actually encourages focusing on Bain.

“Mitt Romney has made his business record a centerpiece of his campaign. He’s talked about himself as a job creator, and therefore it is reasonable … for the Obama campaign to examine that record and discuss it.”

 

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