Cory Booker

Saturday, February 9, 2019
Des Moines, Des Moines Social Club
Kathy Byrnes, Ed Fallon, Samantha Kuhn, Todd Steichen

Thanks to Bold’s team of Kathy Byrnes, Samantha Kuhn, Todd Steichen and Ed Fallon for bird-dogging Cory Booker in Des Moines. Booker spoke strongly about the Green New Deal in Mason City on Friday in Mason City, yet in Des Moines didn’t once mention the climate crisis. We managed a quick climate shout-out to Booker as he was leaving.

We were also very disappointed to see how scripted was this event — and how unfriendly to attendees. Some people were made to stand outside in the cold for 15 minutes after the announced starting time of the event. Even though there was plenty of room for chairs in the theater, only a few were provided, and it appeared that these chairs were for a hand-picked few. Attendees stood for as long as three hours in a stifling theater.

Booker talked a lot, and took “questions” from a hand-picked panel of five local politicians. We suspected the questions were prepared ahead of time, and mostly gave Booker more time to talk about himself. After the staged portion of the program, Booker took only three questions. Our team had to make its way up front, over the chairs, to catch him before he left.

Thanks to Bold's team of Kathy Byrnes, Samantha Kuhn, Todd Steichen and Ed Fallon for bird-dogging Cory Booker yesterday in Des Moines. Booker spoke strongly about the Green New Deal in Mason City on Friday, yet in Des Moines didn't once mention the climate crisis. We managed a quick climate shout-out to Booker as he was leaving.

Posted by Bold Iowa on Sunday, February 10, 2019


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