It looks like all may be forgiven after a dust up earlier this year between the president and Newark Mayor Cory Booker.
Booker is scheduled to appear in Philadelphia tomorrow with Michelle Obama as part of the first lady’s Let’s Move! initiative to solve the problem of childhood obesity within a generation.
Booker made national headlines earlier this year when during a spot on Meet the Press he called a television spot attacking GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney’s time with Bain Capital “nauseating” and criticized the negative tone the Obama campaign had taken.
A chief Obama strategist came out forcefully against Booker and speculation was heavy that the Newark mayor, who has his own national profile, would be banned from the Obama re-election effort.
Later, Booker’s communications director quit and sources said she was forced out after the Meet the Press debacle.
An appearance with the first lady may not be all the way back into the fold, but it’s better than many pedicted for Booker after his comments.
Mayors from across the country also will be on hand for the event.