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Old 11-13-2008, 07:03 PM
 
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What do you think John McCain would say if he found out one of his summer homes was in Newark?


YouTube - Bill Maher Interviews Cory Booker
I should think after the Hanoi Hilton McCain could live anywhere and survive. A definite no brainer.
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Old 11-13-2008, 07:32 PM
 
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I think he has done some good for Newark so far, I think he truly cares for the city and wants the city to progress. As somebody that was born and raised in Newark I sure hope he succeeds.
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Old 11-13-2008, 10:45 PM
 
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he should not run for anything until he can turn around Newark

If he can make newark the next big office park near Manhattan, he run for maybe governor or senator, then try for the Presidency

Mayor of a crummy city, and Prez of a crummy nation are two completely different things

He is just not qualified yet
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Old 11-14-2008, 08:08 AM
 
Location: Savannah GA/Lk Hopatcong NJ
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he should not run for anything until he can turn around Newark

If he can make newark the next big office park near Manhattan, he run for maybe governor or senator, then try for the Presidency

Mayor of a crummy city, and Prez of a crummy nation are two completely different things

He is just not qualified yet
Agree..it's a long long road from Mayor to President and I think it will take more than 8 tears..12-16 another story
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Old 11-14-2008, 08:19 AM
 
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Well, let's think about this for a moment. Right now, sure, he has a lot of momentum going for him and his political machine is spinning everything the right way but w/ Obama just been elected and for sure running for a second term Corey's chances to screw everything up have just increased. I was watching a documentary on PBS on Obama where they laid out the "Obama Plan" which was basically once he was elected Senator of IL and after his speech on the 2004 DNC he was to keep a low profile for the first 2 years to minimize his exposure to criticism so that his adversaries wouldn't have too much ammo against him. Corey Booker will not have that luxury, his record (and believe me, I'm hoping he does well in Newark) will be more detailed and there will be more material to judge him by.
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Old 11-14-2008, 09:04 AM
 
Location: Jersey City.... some of the time, anyway.
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Default Corey Booker Documentary

Anyone interested in Cory Booker might well want to check out the 2005 Documentary "Street Fight" which chronicled Booker's first (2002) run against Sharpe James. Was a very interesting movie that focused largely on Booker due to James refusal of most access. It is available on video and has been shown on PBS Frontline.

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Street Fight (2005)
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Old 11-14-2008, 10:01 PM
 
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I agree. Booker has done more for Newark in one year than Sharpe James did in a decade.
Agreed. BUT I think Presidential talk is a bit premature at this point.

Now that Obama is elected it seems both parties are trying to get the non-white candidates out there. I never heard Bobby Jindal mentioned so much for the GOP. I think people need to realize that this is silly. Hillary had a lot of supporters - let's pull out another woman. Obama wins (WOO HOO...sorry, reflex...) and now it's all about a "minority" candidate. I think BOTH parties should stick to finding a GOOD candidate and not worry about the packaging as much.
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Old 11-14-2008, 11:33 PM
 
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Obama wins (WOO HOO...sorry, reflex...) and now it's all about a "minority" candidate. I think BOTH parties should stick to finding a GOOD candidate and not worry about the packaging as much.

I agree with you on this and know many people who are thinking/saying the same.
It may be seen as prejudice by some but it's not. I am all for Obama and am sooooo happy he won.

But at the same time, I am noticing all this talk about "minority" leaders being moved up or being mentioned more than before. If they can do great things for our country- by all means, but I hope it's not mostly based on "being a minority".

I think this will be a good time for minorities to have a chance that they may have never had before- but they have to earn it like anyone else.

Same if McCain had won- possible because presidents have all been white. There was talk about racism- that would've been a shame if that's why people wouldn't have voted for Obama.

It shouldn't be about race- before or now. May the better person win.
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Old 11-15-2008, 03:05 PM
 
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Agreed. BUT I think Presidential talk is a bit premature at this point.

Now that Obama is elected it seems both parties are trying to get the non-white candidates out there. I never heard Bobby Jindal mentioned so much for the GOP. I think people need to realize that this is silly. Hillary had a lot of supporters - let's pull out another woman. Obama wins (WOO HOO...sorry, reflex...) and now it's all about a "minority" candidate. I think BOTH parties should stick to finding a GOOD candidate and not worry about the packaging as much.
Great points...
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Old 11-15-2008, 11:43 PM
 
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[quote=MMTeacher;6166130]I agree with you on this and know many people who are thinking/saying the same.
It may be seen as prejudice by some but it's not. I am all for Obama and am sooooo happy he won.

But at the same time, I am noticing all this talk about "minority" leaders being moved up or being mentioned more than before. If they can do great things for our country- by all means, but I hope it's not mostly based on "being a minority".

I think this will be a good time for minorities to have a chance that they may have never had before- but they have to earn it like anyone else.

Same if McCain had won- possible because presidents have all been white. There was talk about racism- that would've been a shame if that's why people wouldn't have voted for Obama.

It shouldn't be about race- before or now. May the better person win.[/QUOTE]

I agree with last statement.

The reason they're being mentioned is because the thought of a non-white male candidate for President actully being elected wasn't a consideration pre Nov.4. Obama's election to the highest office means that qualified non white males have an equal shot at any office. It has taken until this point in history for the better person winning being a reality.
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