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Wednesday, May 10, 2006
Newark's long march starts today
Congratulations to the residents of Newark, NJ for making the right decision (4 years late) and electing Cory Booker mayor.

I wrote about Cory in May '05, saying "Cory will undoubtedly win the mayoral election in Newark in May 2006" and tagged him as my first highlighted Up and Coming Democrat (did I ever have a second?) in November '04.

Cory, a Rhodes Scholar, Yale Law grad, All-American football player at Stanford, who chose to live in a housing project and work to rejuvenate Newark, is exactly the type of politician places like Newark need. I hope that he can get a lot done there in a short time, because his skills are needed more broadly.

I predict the NJ governorship in 4 or 8 years, and then a run for President around 2016. And he'll have my support all the way.
posted by CB @ 9:41 AM  
  • At 9:12 AM, Blogger Dan J said…

    Of course, Sharpe James chose not to run this time because he also holds state office, but I'd like to think that Booker would have won anyway.
    If you haven't seen the documentary on the last primary ("Street Fight"), check it out. Sharpe is an old school machine politician, but he's running the machine.


  • At 9:36 AM, Blogger CB said…

    Yea, I saw it. Amazing that kind of stuff still happens.

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