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Bye-Bye, Booker

Gone from the Democratic primary, his education policy voice may yet return somehow.

New Jersey Senator Cory Booker’s presidential bid is over. On January 13 he announced that he was suspending his long-shot bid for the Democratic nomination, citing a lack of funding and an inability to attract enough polling support to qualify for the debate stage.

In the post-mortem to his campaign, it is worth considering whether his performance would have benefitted from a campaign less devoted to inspirational rhetoric, and more focused on the details of his policy record, including education reform.

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