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Old 11-13-2008, 01:02 PM
 
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Since Obama was elected, I've seen Booker all over the national news. I think he's positioning himself for a run in 2016. He'll probably take a run at the Governer's office or a Senate seat in the very near future to sure up his experience and national profile. It seems that the election of the first African-American POTUS has opened up a whole new level of possibility for young and upcoming African-American politicians. Watch out for Duvall Patrick and Adrian Fenty as well.
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Old 11-13-2008, 01:13 PM
 
Location: Savannah GA/Lk Hopatcong NJ
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What has he done for Newark so far? If he starts positioning himself he won't accomplish anything in Newark
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Old 11-13-2008, 01:18 PM
 
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What has he done for Newark so far? If he starts positioning himself he won't accomplish anything in Newark
He's done more than the last 2 mayors have done.
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Old 11-13-2008, 01:21 PM
 
Location: Savannah GA/Lk Hopatcong NJ
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He's done more than the last 2 mayors have done.

Still not much in advancing the city. ..it's still a crime infested hell hole
I know it can't be turned around over night ..I'm betting decades & decades
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Old 11-13-2008, 01:33 PM
 
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Still not much in advancing the city. ..it's still a crime infested hell hole
I know it can't be turned around over night ..I'm betting decades & decades
I think he's done some positive things considering what he inherited. He's not ready today but eight years is a lifetime in politics. Obama was a State Senator in 2003. Booker possess some of the same attributes. He's super intelligent, articulate, a community organizer and has a way of inspiring people. He inspired the people of Newark to oust Sharpe James after 20 years. He can use this as a way to play as the anti-establishment candidate. If he becomes Governer or Senator in the next 4 years without any major gaffes/scandals, I'll put his chance at POTUS at about 50%.
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Old 11-13-2008, 03:43 PM
 
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I have met him personally (he's a good friend of one of my relatives) and I was very impressed. That was about 11 years ago... well before he was Newark's mayor... but I could tell then that he had a lot of promise.
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Old 11-13-2008, 04:18 PM
 
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I think he would be more powerful on a local or state level- if that's what he was interested in and not power positioning.
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Old 11-13-2008, 04:40 PM
 
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Still not much in advancing the city. ..it's still a crime infested hell hole
I know it can't be turned around over night ..I'm betting decades & decades
He's been in office what, a bit more than a year? Give him a chance.
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Old 11-13-2008, 04:55 PM
 
Location: Weehawken, NJ
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He's been in office what, a bit more than a year? Give him a chance.
I agree. Booker has done more for Newark in one year than Sharpe James did in a decade.
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Old 11-13-2008, 05:54 PM
 
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Default Corey Booker on Real Time

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
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