Can Cory Booker still be Cory Booker in the Senate? In Part 2 of his conversation with Slate’s Jacob Weisberg, Booker says that even in Washington, there are some issues that lend themselves to his cherished reputation as a uniter. And he insists he recognizes the fight he’s in for—even if his call for “change that we all know is common sense” sounds a lot like a certain candidate from 2008.
Booker’s national ambitions begin to peer through as he describes how he hopes to be a political figure who catalyzes change “not just within the Washington context, but around the country.”
You can also watch Part 1 of Weisberg’s interview about the gay-baiting headlines in Booker’s Senate race and his refusal to deny rumors. And check back for future installments, which include how a man prone to running into burning buildings can be cooped up in a Capitol Hill office.