Not everything is about rivalry: two Democrats with intentions to run for president just tweeted each other messages of support and respect, reminding us that there’s still some good in the world of politics.
Senator Sherrod Brown (D-OH) sent a slightly tongue-in-cheek message to Senator Cory Booker (D-NJ) on Sunday, saying “It’s one thing for you to talk about the dignity of work, but to be willing to lose your voice to sound like me while doing it, that shows real commitment,” adding “Fighting for the dignity of work is how we should govern and it’s how we win in 2020.”
It’s one thing for you to talk about the dignity of work, but to be willing to lose your voice to sound like me while doing it, that shows real commitment @CoryBooker. 😉
Fighting for the dignity of work is how we should govern and it’s how we win in 2020. pic.twitter.com/e3EFvvdTBa
— Sherrod Brown (@SherrodBrown) February 10, 2019
Brown is known for his hoarse voice, was poking fun at his fellow Senator’s recent speech in Iowa. Booker responded “They say imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, my friend.”
They say imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, my friend. https://t.co/RJqt613KvH
— Cory Booker (@CoryBooker) February 10, 2019
Twitter immediately fell in love.
And that’s how you do it. Playful. Agreeing with each other. May the best person win!
— Sean McInerney (@smcinern) February 10, 2019
Looking forward to the next time I'm sitting between the two of you. In advance, Cory, I apologize if I tell the wrong senator to straighten his tie.
— Connie Schultz (@ConnieSchultz) February 11, 2019
I love that everyone is so nice to each other in this race.
— Neera Tanden (@neeratanden) February 10, 2019
This is what we’ve been missing and craving.
I sincerely hope the eventual nominee pulls the very best ideas from this field and applies them to their platform. 💙
— Kristin Karnitz (@KristinKarnitz) February 10, 2019
Both Brown and Booker have spoken of dignity in their recent public appearances.
Brown is launching a “Dignity of Work Tour,” saying “Dignity of work means hard work should pay off for everyone, no matter who you are or what kind of work you do.”