There’s no question that there are strictly political relationships for optics reasons. Take former President Bill Clinton and Hillary Clinton for example.
Sure, it happens, but how often do couples stay together after one of them cheats on the other, especially when it becomes an international incident? Other couples are not so supportive either.
Actress Rosario Dawson is prime example of that and she had this shocking thing to say about endorsing her boyfriend, Cory Booker, for the Democratic nomination for president in 2020.
According to most polling and analytic sites or news institutions, former Vice President Joe Biden tops all of the other Democratic candidates yearning for the nomination for the party to go up against President Trump in the 2020 General Election.
Far behind Biden, the other frontrunners are Sen. Elizabeth Warren, Sen. Bernie Sanders, Sen. Kamala Harris and then Mayor of South Bend, Indiana Pete Buttigieg.
Outside of those six, the others don’t really have a shot, but everybody knows how the nomination can be an unpredictable landscape like it was for Trump early in 2016. Nobody thought he would win the nomination and look what happened.
Most spouses (or girlfriends) support their partner’s pursuit. As well they should.
Others apparently do not. Like actress Rosario Dawson – known for “He Got Game,” “Men in Black II” and the highly anticipated upcoming “Zombieland: Double Tap” – who doesn’t want to announce any sort of endorsement for her boyfriend Sen. Cory Booker.
Yes, apparently they are dating and have been dating since March.
Dawson sat down with Variety at the Toronto International Film Festival recently and was asked about endorsing him for the White House hopeful’s presidential bid. She said, “Regardless of Cory, I wasn’t going to be behind any particular candidate this election. I really just want to be behind the electorate.”
That’s a bit shocking, isn’t it? Sen. Booker might be pretty angry about his girlfriend not supporting him in his political pursuit. Wouldn’t you be?
Nevertheless, he’s trying to make the TIFF premiere of “Zombieland: Double Tap.”
She said, “He’s hoping to make the ‘Zombieland’ premiere, but I’m curious to see, if he doesn’t, if he’s going to get the same amount of press being like ‘why aren’t you supporting your women. I’ve been getting all this press like ‘Why aren’t you at your man’s side’ when I’ve made it really clear that it’s okay to be a working mom.”
Does that sound like a serious relationship? Who talks like that about their significant other? It sounds demeaning when she says, “but I’m curious to see if he doesn’t.” It’s bizarre. It’s almost like she’s daring him not to show up.
She added about the 2020 election, “This election is really, really critical. A lot of the themes that are touched on [in ‘Briarpatch’] are really, narratively critical for us to be talking about in a wider space so that people can come to the table and see where their position is and see where they can be active. We need all hands on decks.”
So apparently she has no problem with the array of different policies from the Democratic field. Some of them have wildly different ideas about sweeping socialist policies. Maybe she should choose which policies suit her individually instead of just whoever is left to take on Trump. That’s a losing effort.