Here we are talking about the post-Obama world, and where the Obama coalition is going to go. We think that Cory [Booker] is one of the people who is best positioned to advance that movement.Steve Phillips, founder of Pac Plus, a progressive SF-based super PAC. There is a recognition amongst Democratic and progressive operatives that the Obama coalition won’t necessarily make it to the polls for every future Democratic candidate, and that if the left wants continue to utilize that coalition, it will have to be intentional and thoughtful with regard to which progressives it supports. Pac Plus is going to pour between $1 and $2 million to help elect Booker to the recently-vacated senate seat in New Jersey, which will be filled via a special election this October. source
Our platform calls for a balanced deficit reduction plan where everyone, from elected leaders to the wealthy and super-wealthy, pay their fair share. And when your country is in a costly war, with our soldiers sacrificing abroad and our nation facing a debt crisis at home, being asked to pay your fair share isn’t class warfare; its patriotism.Newark’s Mayor Cory Booker • Delivering a speech to the Democratic National Convention tonight, in an adamant and impassioned style that provoked chants of both “USA, USA!” and “CORY, CORY!” The speech drew no comparisons between the President and his GOP rival Mitt Romney, and that’s not surprising – the Cory Booker political brand, much like Obama himself while a candidate in 2008, is built on a relentless positivity. There are plenty of Democratic figures who will make pointed attacks on Romney, but that wasn’t Booker’s role. Rather, his job was to deliver an affirmative speech, and launch the convention with a little electricity. source
ivixxciii says: that does not qualify him to be a president. only a fireman, a courage award recipient, a nice guy.
» SFB says: We weren’t saying that this incident qualified him to be president. Rather, everything else he’s done would. He’s had an air of presidential speculation about him for years. In fact, Time Magazine wrote an article with just this premise back in 2009, before he saved any women from burning buildings. But, thus far, he’s been content with being mayor of Newark. Just because he saved a woman from a burning building doesn’t mean that this speculation is null and void. Either way, Cory Booker is awesome. — Ernie @ SFB