Summer is gone, but Durham is still a hot place to be for Democratic candidates.

Correction: the Cory Booker political soiree Friday was NOT on the 28th floor of Unscripted hotel. It was across the street in downtown Durham at One City Center... regrets the error.

Durham last weekend was, if not the center of the political universe, at least close to it.

On Friday night, Democratic presidential contender Cory Booker spoke and nibbled vegan vittles from an area restaurant while sharing his vision of an America with a President Booker.

Those vegan cookies really were da' bomb - as the young folks used to say 10 years ago - but whatever health benefit that could be de