February 1, 2019
— Cory Booker (@CoryBooker) February 1, 2019
I remember when there was speculation that Cory Booker could be the next great white black guy. Obama part 2.
That speculation is pretty much gone, as he’s proven to be an awkward failure. That “this is my Spartacus moment” at the Kavanaugh hearings is something that a person doesn’t ever live down.
But he’s going ahead with it anyway.
Sen. Cory Booker (D-NJ) officially announced his candidacy for President of the United States on Friday, joining what is expected to be a crowded Democrat primary field.
“I believe that we can build a country where no one is forgotten, no one is left behind; where parents can put food on the table; where there are good-paying jobs with good benefits in every neighborhood; where our criminal justice system keeps us safe, instead of shuffling more children into cages and coffins; where we see the faces of our leaders on television and feel pride, not shame,” Booker said in his announcement video, with a veiled knock at President Donald Trump.
“It is not a matter of can we, it’s a matter of do we have the collective will, the American will?” he added. “I believe we do.”
Booker enters what is shaping up to be a crowded presidential primary, with three of his fellow Democrat senators — Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts, Kamala Harris of California, and Kirsten Gillibrand of New York — already either declared or exploring a run. However, he has spent months telegraphing his intentions to join the race, visiting the early-voting states of Iowa, New Hampshire, and South Carolina to build connections with key powerbrokers.
Booker, a former mayor of Newark, New Jersey’s largest city, won a special Senate election in 2013 to replace Sen. Frank Lautenberg (D-NJ) and then won a full Senate term in 2014. He will be able to run for a second full Senate term in 2020 while running for president, due to to a law that New Jersey’s governor signed in November.
Further, in his announcement video, Booker invoked the fight against slavery, while touting the importance of immigration.
Yes, the video appears to present some kind of “Black Lives Matter” platform, rather than the “great white black guy” platform of Obama. It also refers to “Newark Slum Lords,” and I’m sure there wasn’t a single Jew watching who didn’t get a tingle in their anti-Semitism sense when they heard it.
For what it’s worth, it’s definitely the best announcement video I’ve seen so far. But the BLM message is not really what’s hot right now. When Trump got elected, people pretty much stopped caring about whatever is going on with black people. They are having a hard time getting even negative attention.
What’s big now is everything else. Faggot stuff, slut stuff and immigration stuff. Every other “struggle” is being handled as though it is more serious than the black struggle.
I assume Booker will get hit with metoo allegations. Unless he’s a homosexual, which he might be.
But I’m definitely predicting that all of these Democrats are going to get really, really vicious with one another.