NJ Senate ad: Sure, Booker’s great on Meet the Press, but what about in Newark?

posted at 10:01 pm on July 22, 2013 by Mary Katharine Ham

A Super PAC playing in the New Jersey Senate race, American Commitment Action Fund, introduces you to a couple folks in the city of which Cory Booker is actually mayor, who have some opinions about him and the job he’s done there. Contrary to popular belief, Booker’s not just a fixture on national campaigns and Sunday shows.

I’m generally a fan of Booker, as Democrats go, for his occasionally unorthodox views on gun owners or private equity. His image as a man of action is quite popular, but in a Senate race, he will have to wrestle with some of the less sanguine parts of his record and the city of Newark’s progress under his watch.


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Guy’s whiter’n Zimmerman.

Lanceman on July 22, 2013 at 10:08 PM

Oh,Booker is sneaky, at the (0.31) second mark,he says,

“We can make big progress”.

thats a code for,


……….PROGRESSIVES!!!!!

Nice Try!

canopfor on July 22, 2013 at 10:18 PM

Is there anything more of a sure thing than Booker becoming the next NJ senator?

myrenovations on July 22, 2013 at 10:20 PM

White black

SouthernGent on July 22, 2013 at 10:22 PM

Is there anything more of a sure thing than Booker becoming the next NJ senator?

myrenovations on July 22, 2013 at 10:20 PM

There is a Christie joke in that thicket somewhere.

nobar on July 22, 2013 at 10:23 PM

I guess the big controversy is whether Booker will get 80% of the vote or just 75%.

Curtiss on July 22, 2013 at 10:25 PM

Why didn’t Mary Katharine ham put a subtitle or caption under the picture on the main page for this post? That is the way it is always done on this blog. :-p

bluegill on July 22, 2013 at 10:35 PM

After watching that video, I can understand why Cory Booker would be looking for ways to get out of Newark.

wren on July 22, 2013 at 10:37 PM

Was that another hostage video? lol

abobo on July 22, 2013 at 10:40 PM

Bishop!

massrighty on July 22, 2013 at 10:44 PM

Just start wearing a hoodie. You’re apparently not allowed to have your record examined if you wear a hoodie.

mankai on July 22, 2013 at 10:47 PM

Why didn’t Mary Katharine ham put a subtitle or caption under the picture on the main page for this post? That is the way it is always done on this blog. :-p

blueball on July 22, 2013 at 10:35 PM

…because MKH is different…and not a predictable prude like some ‘p’itches we know!

KOOLAID2 on July 22, 2013 at 11:07 PM

…FIRST!…

KOOLAID2 on July 22, 2013 at 11:07 PM

Hell, look at all the ‘good’ that Moonbeam Brown did as mayor of Oakland. And he still got elected governor.

GarandFan on July 22, 2013 at 11:52 PM

The thing I never understood about Booker was how he was going to move up. How to pretend Newark doesn’t exist?

Now, he didn’t cause the problems in Newark, they’ve been brewing for more than half a century at the least. But he’s been part of it, and he hasn’t solved any of it, and as we all know: if you’re not part of the solution . . .

Besides, haven’t we learned our lesson about fellows Biden might describe as “clean and articulate?”

Adjoran on July 22, 2013 at 11:57 PM

The question is…

Who is more conservative: Booker or Christie?

:)

William Eaton on July 23, 2013 at 12:02 AM

Booker called out the obama campaign for its gross distortions of Romney’s record, then folded like a cheap chair as soon as the party leaned on him. Think about that before placing any trust in him or any other democrat.

paul1149 on July 23, 2013 at 12:09 AM

Very good ad! Unfortunately whomever wins the Democratic Primary will probably get 70% of the Vote in NJ.

jpmn on July 23, 2013 at 6:25 AM

This is the Left’s “keen talent”: saying grandiose things grandly, “sounding” significant with high-pitched, high-toned glory, while doing none of it that way and, indeed, instead usually doing quite the opposite.

It’s like the Obamacare mess. Sold and packaged as something Big and Golden and continued to be preached as such by the Left while, inside, it’s rotten and festered, and worse, Left knows it but still carries on with the Big and Golden tales about it.

Look at the Left’s “fruit”: they sell it as priceless, rarified and irreplaceable while what it actually is, after you buy it and get it home, is rotten.

Lourdes on July 23, 2013 at 7:01 AM

Booker called out the obama campaign for its gross distortions of Romney’s record, then folded like a cheap chair as soon as the party leaned on him. Think about that before placing any trust in him or any other democrat.

paul1149 on July 23, 2013 at 12:09 AM

DITTO.

Lourdes on July 23, 2013 at 7:03 AM

Frank Pallone for Senate (because there’s not enough useless, dimwitted hacks there yet.)

Marxism is for dummies on July 23, 2013 at 9:33 AM

So who are the Republicans running for Senate? If part of Newark and the surrounding cities vote against Booker, that plus the middle-class ‘burbs might win the Senate seat for a Republican, if we had the right candidate.

Steve Z on July 23, 2013 at 2:27 PM

So New Jersey votes are supposed to oppose Booker because the vested interests in Newark don’t like him? Republicans might as well run ads saying he’s fought against the public employee unions.

SD on July 23, 2013 at 3:46 PM