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Saturday, December 08, 2018

In the run-up to Election Day, Booker visited 24 states on 39 trips. He went three times to Ohio for Sherrod Brown and three times to Florida for Bill Nelson. He flew to North Dakota to help Heidi Heitkamp and to Nevada to stump for Jacky Rosen (three times). Many of the states he hit are key to the 2020 presidential race, in which Booker says he is only "considering" throwing his hat. But he's out in these states seeing where his message sticks and where it needs work. His crowds are usually young and diverse -- throngs of energetic progressivism -- and they swarm him for photos. He loves every minute of it, documenting his travels stop by stop on Instagram. If Booker doesn't snap a selfie, was he really there? The creative use of technology is at the core of Booker's political strategy. After campaign events with Democratic activists in Iowa in October, his staff scanned social media for photos with the boss and printed them out.

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Great article from an unlikely source on Cory Booker. Cool to read about Booker's history - I only knew him as a folksy Newark mayor who would go for runs around the block with his police chief. Similar to how I feel about Marco Rubio, I'll be surprised if Booker doesn't become a presidential nominee some day.

#1 | Posted by GOnoles92 at 2018-12-07 06:19 PM | Reply

I won't be surprised if the Dem's have more candidates running for 2020 than the GOP did in 2016.

#2 | Posted by johnny_hotsauce at 2018-12-07 06:24 PM | Reply

Booker helped to totally screw Newark into the ground, after years of so much screwing by so many other Democrats that he had to double wrap it. But hey, get in the clown car, Cory. Just don't sit on Biden's lap, or you're in for an olfactory delight.

#3 | Posted by Spork at 2018-12-07 06:33 PM | Reply

Last gasp for the Weakly Standard, a former conservative publication that turned itself into DNC toadies. It won't be missed.

#4 | Posted by nullifidian at 2018-12-07 06:48 PM | Reply | Funny: 1

#4

Yep.... you still have Breitbart, American Stinker, et al, so plenty of other sources of rwing spin to post here.

#5 | Posted by Corky at 2018-12-07 09:12 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

I won't be surprised if the Dem's have more candidates running for 2020 than the GOP did in 2016.
#2 | POSTED BY JOHNNY_HOTSAUCE

They will, in the end, the the Democrats despite their talk will not walk the walk....

Despite the diverse field, Democrats will elect a rich white irishman named Robert, posing as a Latino fighting for the poor man.

#6 | Posted by AndreaMackris at 2018-12-07 11:24 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

'Despite the diverse field, Democrats will elect a rich white irishman named Robert"

Are you suggesting the white guy can't be the best all on his own? That he would need "affirmative action" to compete with the others?

#7 | Posted by Danforth at 2018-12-07 11:29 PM | Reply

Despite the diverse field, Democrats will elect a rich white irishman named Robert, posing as a Latino fighting for the poor man.
POSTED BY ANDREAMACKRIS AT 2018-12-07 11:24 PM | REPLY

You're full of garbage as per the usual these days sad to say.

#8 | Posted by LauraMohr at 2018-12-07 11:39 PM | Reply

Sorry but I just don't see a guy like Cory being able to win in the general. Maybe he would be a solid VP pick. Beto/Cory could be good ticket that people vote for. It is better than trying to get people to vote for the same old retreads again.

#9 | Posted by byrdman at 2018-12-08 12:02 AM | Reply

I'm surprised that many here do not think Booker has the "it" factor. Is he really considered too much a part of the establishment?

#10 | Posted by GOnoles92 at 2018-12-08 08:03 AM | Reply

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"I'm surprised that many here do not think Booker has the "it" factor. Is he really considered too much a part of the establishment?"

This might have something to do with his failure to generate enthusiasm: www.vox.com

#11 | Posted by Hagbard_Celine at 2018-12-08 08:28 AM | Reply

You're full of garbage as per the usual these days sad to say.
#8 | POSTED BY LAURAMOHR

Perhaps, but mark my words it will be Robert 2020!!!

#12 | Posted by AndreaMackris at 2018-12-08 10:35 AM | Reply

Yep, Bobby O will skateboard up to the stage at the DNC in 2020 and the delegates will be throwing their panties and manties at him.

#13 | Posted by nullifidian at 2018-12-08 10:41 AM | Reply | Funny: 2

I'll even be more precise just to show you how incredibly clairvoyant I am.

Robert/Harris 2020 - "Tough as Nails"

Fills in all the checkboxes, but keeps a good looking white guy at the top, just like California.

Democrats are so predictable.

#14 | Posted by AndreaMackris at 2018-12-08 11:04 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

POSTED BY ANDREAMACKRIS AT 2018-12-08 11:04 AM | REPLY | FLAGGED NEWSWORTHY BY NULLIFIDIAN

POSTED BY ANDREAMACKRIS AT 2018-12-07 11:24 PM | REPLY | FLAGGED NEWSWORTHY BY NULLIFIDIAN

Awwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww so sweet.

#15 | Posted by LauraMohr at 2018-12-08 11:44 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1


... and throughout all of this, The Republicans will be stuck with running Pres Trump again.

 

#16 | Posted by LampLighter at 2018-12-08 01:15 PM | Reply

If Booker can't skateboard and play the guitar, Beto will trounce him.

#17 | Posted by sitzkrieg at 2018-12-08 01:50 PM | Reply | Funny: 2

Beto will trounce him.

Did you not get the memo? You're supposed to call him Bobby or Robert.

#18 | Posted by REDIAL at 2018-12-08 01:57 PM | Reply

The always entertaining Camille Paglia:

"Screechy Elizabeth Warren has never had a snowball's chance in hell to appeal beyond upper-middle-class professionals of her glossy stripe. Kirsten Gillibrand is a wobbly mediocrity. Cory Booker has all the gravitas of a cork. Andrew Cuomo is a yapping puppy with a long, muddy bullyboy tail. Both Bernie Sanders (for whom I voted in the 2016 primaries) and Joe Biden (who would have won the election had Obama not cut him off at the knees) are way too old and creaky."

#19 | Posted by nullifidian at 2018-12-08 03:23 PM | Reply

More from Paglia:

spectator.us

#20 | Posted by nullifidian at 2018-12-08 03:31 PM | Reply

Did you not get the memo? You're supposed to call him Bobby or Robert.

#18 | POSTED BY REDIAL AT 2018-12-08 01:57 PM | FLAG:

Then I'd have to start calling Ted by Raphael, and Pro-Life by Marvin.

#21 | Posted by sitzkrieg at 2018-12-08 04:09 PM | Reply

Gonzo the headline is garbage.

#22 | Posted by Tor at 2018-12-08 08:09 PM | Reply

Booker has an authenticity problem. He just doesn't come off as genuine when talking about progressive causes. He stumbles over his words almost constantly and sounds like he's reading instead of speaking. I would be very disappointed in Democrats if they nominated him because i don't think he can win or lead.

#23 | Posted by JOE at 2018-12-09 09:39 AM | Reply

you still have Breitbart, American Stinker, et al, so plenty of other sources of rwing spin to post here.

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POSTED BY ANDREAMACKRIS AT 2018-12-07 11:24 PM | REPLY | FLAGGED NEWSWORTHY BY NULLIFIDIAN
Awwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww so sweet.

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Gonzo the headline is garbage.

Wow, the Usual idiots have brought out the full DR Left playbook: STS, WFW and HNT.

I didn't realize that a Spartacus thread would cause so much lefty angst...

#24 | Posted by Rightocenter at 2018-12-09 10:59 PM | Reply

I won't be surprised if the Dem's have more candidates running for 2020 than the GOP did in 2016.

#2 | POSTED BY JOHNNY_HOTSAUCE AT 2018-12-07 06:24 PM | REPLY |

Sure... but unlike the republicl°wns it will be a field of qualified intelligent people.

Seriously Trumplethinskin has made has made Michelle Bachman appear smart.

#25 | Posted by RightisTrite at 2018-12-10 05:30 AM | Reply

Booker seems too fake. He has the same issue as Clinton with lack of authenticity.

#26 | Posted by BruceBanner at 2018-12-10 09:48 AM | Reply

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