BOOKER: I think that we are at a tough point right now because there’s a lot of people who are concerned about Joe Biden’s ability to carry the ball all the way across the end line without fumbling. And I think that Castro had some really legitimate concerns about can he be someone in a long grueling campaign that can get the ball over the line and has every right to call out.Q: Do you think that Biden did a better job tonight? Do you think that he showed that he could take the ball over the line? People are saying, look, he was stronger.BOOKER: I think there were a lot of moments where a number of us were looking on the stage when he tends to go on sometimes. At one point, he was talking about communities like mine listening to record players. I don’t remember the last time I saw a record player. ... But there are definitely moments where you listen to Joe Biden and you just wonder. But I don’t know —Q: Senator, are you saying that he’s just too old to be president?BOOKER: No, I’m definitely not saying that because I’ve listened to Joe Biden over the years and often felt like there were times that he is going on or meandering in his speech. Look, I want someone that can excite and energize and call us to a campaign like we saw back in ’08, in ’12 where we saw record turnouts and somebody who can speak to the fullness of the Democratic Party. If I believed Joe Biden was that person, I wouldn’t be sitting here.
Sen. Cory Booker on Julián Castro's jab at former VP Joe Biden's memory: "Castro has some really legitimate concerns about, can he be someone in a long grueling campaign that can get the ball over the line? And he has every right to call that out." #DemDebate pic.twitter.com/rRxWIV0FmL— CNN (@CNN) September 13, 2019