It’s probably close to a helpless feeling: living in knowledge of your own backyard performing its civic duty and shouldering a blue state win for Hillary Clinton, while gnawed at by suspicions of heartland voters getting it dreadfully wrong in key states and fumbling the November election.
But New Jersey Democrats summoned their best warpaint faces in Hillary-friendly country anyway, opening a headquarters this afternoon in Princeton, drawing a big, spillover crowd to Nassau Street, and trying to channel Alexander Hamilton artillery optics for the final push.
Multiple big shots adorned the room, including head Clinton torchbearer U.S. Senator Cory Booker (D-NJ), Democratic State Party Chairman John Currie, Mercer County Executive Brian J. Hughes, Middlesex County Democratic Chairman Kevin McCabe, state Senator Linda Greenstein (D-Plainsboro), and Assemblyman Dan Benson (D-Hamilton).
They evidently gritted through the inevitable “What do we do now?” question from The Candidate, lapped at by the dulcet tones of Booker, who evidently will deploy to those battleground states the flagging Clinton hopes to wrest from a two-week-long surging Donald Trump, the volatile Republican nominee for president.