Wall Street shill Cory Booker, ostensibly a "rock star politician" who is supposed to be entering the national stage as one of the great future hopes of the Democratic Party, needs Mike Bloomberg's money to dispense with a Tea Party opponent who should be 50 points down but is suddenly within 12.
The Times reports Bloomberg is putting $1 million of his own money in on Booker's side, running ads touting Booker's talents and skills.
Alas, that Booker needs Daddy Bloomberg to finish buying the election for him shows you just how weak a politician he really is.
This campaign should have been over already, with Booker's opponent Steve Lonegan using Sarah Palin to campaign for him in a what is a pretty blue state - not exactly a winning formula.
But Booker's arrogance and ineptitude have made this election close and now his Wall Street backers need to come in and save it for him.
I am going to make a prediction here.
Booker wins this race and gets his Senate seat.
But his personal flaws will cost him dearly throughout his Senate career and while he may win re-election next year when his Senate seat is up once again, he will not grow into the national politician his Wall Street backers and media shills think he will.
His ambivalent governance of Newark and his ham-handed Senate campaign are two pieces of evidence to let us see that Cory Booker is no Barack Obama when it comes to the talent, skill, temperament and discpline needed to make it to the highest office in the land.
If anything, I wouldn't be surprised to see Booker taken down by scandal in the near future - either from the lies and exaggerations he tells about himself or from his shady business dealings.