And yes, it's difficult now, but it's not impossible. The onus should be on Obama as much as the Republicans to make some concessions and try to work together. From what I've seen, Obama is just as stubborn as the most hardcore tea-party congressman. Again, that's a failure to lead.
I have no idea, I can't read Booker at all. I have a hard time seeing him run against Christie since they've been so chummy.Off topic. Booker vs. Christie 2013? Apparently Booker will announce a decision before the New Year.