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    Default Cory Booker, a future POTUS?



    Just a few snippets from his wikipedia article:

    He is a graduate of Stanford University, Yale Law School, and a Rhodes Scholar at Oxford University.

    Booker has gained a reputation for his personal involvement in public service, including going on a 10-day hunger strike outdoors to draw attention to the dangers of open-air drug dealing, living on a "food stamp" budget to raise awareness of food insecurity, shoveling the driveway of a constituent upon request, allowing hurricane victims into his home, and saving a woman from a house fire at his own risk.

    Booker exercises, has been a vegetarian (for health and environmental reasons) since his days at Oxford, does not drink alcohol, is uninterested in accumulating "stuff," and "has no known vices or addictions" other than books and coffee.

    Booker generated controversy on May 12, 2012, when he appeared on Meet The Press as a surrogate for the re-election campaign of Barack Obama and made remarks which were critical of that campaign.[I] Booker stated that the attacks on Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney's record at Bain Capital were "nauseating to me on both sides. It's nauseating to the American public. Enough is enough. Stop attacking private equity. Stop attacking Jeremiah Wright."
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    He seems pretty cool, and he's got buzz amongst Democrats, but he has one big practical problem, and that's timing.

    He's mayor of Newark, which is just not a big enough position from which to become president. He won't have a shot as governor for a while, since I think his chances of beating Christie would be slim to none. An opportunity in the senate will come up in 2014, presuming that Lautenburg, who is rather old and has had health issues, decides not to seek office again.

    So running as president in 2016 is out of the question. So what's further down the line?

    If democrats win the presidency in 2016, he'll probably never have a shot at the presidency, since either that Democrat would be re-elected in 2020 or no Democrat is getting elected in 2020, and after that it would have to be a ludicrous feat of 5 consecutive Democratic administrations. I mean, I suppose as a senator he could keep a high ranking job for a long time and run when he's quite a bit older, but that's just way too much time for buzz to fade and things to get in the way.

    If a Republican wins in 2016, then he has much better chances. If the Republican is terrible, he can run in 2020, and if the Republican isn't, he can run in 2024. Still, that's looking pretty far ahead.

    It's a funny thing, the Democrats have a lot of promising mayors right now. It's not of much immediate use. They need promising governors and senators. Of course, if Hillary decides to run in 2016, nothing else matters anyhow.
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    Not willing to tow party line enough/ black guy fatigue will be his downfall imo
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