Cory Booker Runs for President

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    Booker joins a short list of Black men who have ran for President of the United States of America in the last 40 years. Jessie Jackson (Keep Hope Alive), Barack Obama (My Daddy is BLACK af), Herman Cain (I ran Domino’s Pizza) and Ben Carson (ZZZzzzzzzzzz).

    Cory threw his hat into the fray via Twitter and released a somewhat inspiring campaign announcement commercial. It will be interesting to see him and Kamala Harris attempt to woo the Black vote. I think it will be a hard Democratic primary for Booker as a single Black man and the rumors surrounding his sexuality. For Black folk, Harris may be married to a white man but at least she’s married. Being a ex-football player, single, over the age of 30, not married, never have been married and with zero children; our society doesn’t know how to handle these variables and among the chitterling circuit along with right-wing trolls, side-eyes will be abound.

    Booker (and the Democrats) were immediately questioned by the White House Sorceress of Facts, Kellyanne Conway who sarcastically stated:

    “I would ask him a couple questions today as he runs from my native New Jersey,” Conway said. “One is, what is wrong with the candidates that are already in there? What is your objection to Kamala Harris running, Elizabeth Warren, Kirsten Gillibrand, these others who have already announced, Tulsi Gabbard maybe? If he were a Republican running against them, they immediately would call him a sexist for running against these women in the Democratic field.”

    Really Kellyanne…that’s what you got?

    Booker was also questioned by The View’s Megan (I am John McCain’s Daughter Dammit!) McCain. McCain asked, “How do you convince people, especially on the left, that you’re authentic and that you’re not a phony?” If his reply would’ve been “Becky don’t come for me unless I send for you!” it would’ve added to the speculations around Booker’s sexuality. Nonetheless he responded diplomatically.

    Yeah…I love rooting for the underdog and I think because of the type of attacks Booker is gonna receive, I might be in his corner temporally. Check out Cory Booker’s campaign commercial below.



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    Yeah, I've heard the gay rumors for years and it will only kick into high gear as the media focus shifts to these candidates full time. I believe that black candidates will have a leg up moving forward due to the demographics of the Democratic party. It is what helped Barack Obama become president. It will be hard for a white candidate to defeat a liberal(ish) black candidate due to all of the primary votes in the south where AA make up either a majority or plurality of the voters. I believe Kamala Harris will have the edge for the very reasons Ocky stated which is she's married. Plus she's articulate and attractive.
     
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    This campaign is dead on arrival. I have to chuckle to myself when I see these candidates announce who obviously won't win the nomination. But hopefully after this election cycle he'll at least be able to sell more books and raise the prices for his public speaking appearances.
     
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    The way society picks it's canidates are scary. Being attractive gets you bonus points for sure...and since someone's white in her life...They are going to eat that up. I'm not into politics (I'm too obsessed with aliens) but the way things are now is creepy. Whenever I get in my 40s and 50s and Earth isntisn' meteor or something by then...Im gonna get to look back and say...I have lived through an insane generational shift.
     
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    He's gonna split the black vote with Kamala and let one of the white candidates slide through. LOL
     
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    Lol I dont think he will split. Remember if Biden runs he's gonna get a large percentage of the black vote too. Plus young black millenials still like Bernie. It will be an interesting election cycle.
     
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    Bernie is done. He's not even at the top of any of the polls. He was a flash in the pan. People only went for him to vote against Hillary. Plus his campaign people been sexually harrasing women.
     
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    Bernie is literally at the top of the polls. He's the most popular politician in America and the 2nd choice among Democratic voters behind Biden.

    https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.sf...-poll-Joe-Biden-primary-Democrat-13575446.php
     
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    It’s interesting. The two people who have announced are the most qualified and getting the most media buzz happen to be black! It is because they’re both polarizing and dynamic and they get things done. This is going to be an interesting race. But Booker is my guy!
     
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    And also,Dr Willie Wilson. The Democrats tried to keep him off the bill,but I refuse to let him not be acknowledged here.
     
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    Poor Willuh

    On another note... a friend of mine pointed out that the unfortunate thing about all of these Dems are that they are going to be eating each other alive in coming weeks until there is one standing.
     
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    booker is my former mayor and while thick, light skin jawns hold a special place in my heart, he gets a hard pass from me on this run. i'd still hit it though lol

    years ago, he did this whole "let me live in the projects on welfare and document it on social media, so white ppl can see poverty up close" thing that turned my stomach. white ppl LOVED him as a local politician more than the city's actual residents. he represented a more palatable blk politic they could get behind. blk, but not too blk: fair skinned, non-threatening, attractive, smiled often, charasmatic, centrist and ivy educated. his charm helped them live out savior fantasies about the inner city. he made outsiders feel a part of a feel good mission. he focused primarily on improving dwtwn as well as raising and rebranding the city's profile as a business and transportation hub. it worked, attracting audible, panasonic, etc, yet the neighborhoods never quite felt his impact as much as corporate business leaders.

    many anticipated his eventual run after his rousing speech at the dnc in 2012. he gave ppl an obama-esque feel. as a mayor, he even appeared on oprah with zuckerberg to announce a bipartisan effort to improve the city's schools that was slated to be a national model for ed reform. instead, "improvement" silenced community input, resulting in student sit-ins and walkouts and community members rioting at monthly school board mtgs.

    when he moved into his current role with a more national profile, his wall street and pharmaceutical ties made ppl question his authencity about justice and all the other watered down dr. king stuff he be talking. and as meghan pointed out in the clip, the grandstanding he did at confirmation hearings over the last two years made ppl further question his genuineness as he was clearly gearing up for this current moment. and wait til folks get a hold of this:

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    Cory Booker invented a drug-dealer friend named T-bone who 'threatened his life' to boost his public appeal | Daily Mail Online
     
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    Exactly why I won't be voting for him. He's too coporatist for me. I'm looking for someone who is outside the establishment, and would be really willing and able to shake up the status quo.

    As you mentioned, one example of his connections to the pharmaceutical industry; He voted against allowing Americans to buy prescription drugs from Canada.
    Cory Booker Joins Senate Republicans to Kill Measure to Import Cheaper Medicine From Canada
     
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    Perhaps having more minority people running will make people actually look into who they are voting for besides their skin color. Unfortunately racism will play a huge role in the elections.
     
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