Cory Booker Weighs Run Against Christie

Posted by on Nov 08, 2012 at 9:43 am

Certainly all of Chris Christie’s new Democrat “friends” will be lining up to show their support should Newark Mayor Cory Booker decide to run against him. After all he was so helpful to them during this election cycle, especially with that slobbering Obama lovefest last week.

Oh wait, you mean to tell me Democrats would turn around and stab him in the back by supporting Booker?

Say it ain’t so!

Newark Mayor Cory Booker knows — better than anyone — that he has to make up his mind.

With the presidential race in the state’s rearview mirror, New Jersey’s leading Democrats have already shifted their attention to the state’s main prize — the governorship — and all the power that comes with it.

Two sources familiar with Booker’s thinking told The Star-Ledger he plans to decide whether to challenge Gov. Chris Christie — who has indicated he plans to seek re-election — by mid-December, leaving plenty of time for other potential Democratic candidates to mount a campaign.

“If Mayor Booker wants it, it should be his for the asking,” former Gov. James Florio said Tuesday night at an election night party for Democrats in New Brunswick. “He’s got the money and the name recognition.”

But Christie has all that residual love from Democrats for helping out Obama, so we’re sure they’ll all stand by him. Why, we’re sure even his hero Bruce Springsteen will be out stumping for him. Can’t wait.

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9 Responses to “Cory Booker Weighs Run Against Christie”

  1. Anna on 8/08/12 at 10:02 am

    I’m Republican, but if Booker runs against Christie, I’ll be more than happy to pitch in a couple hundred bucks to his (Booker’s) campaign. Christie can spend the rest of his life reliving his happy memories of hugging Obama and crying over speaking to Bruce Springsteen for all I care. I want him gone.

  2. Jeff on 8/08/12 at 12:05 pm

    Booker will be the first Dem I ever donate to.

    Christie can spin all he wants. His affection for Obama at the last minute threw the election to Obama.

    Look at the results. Obama won by 100k votes or less in every swing state (FL, OH, VA, NH) Romney needed to win.

    Clearly there was some fraud, but many of those votes that swung were from the soft undecided mushheads. They loved the walk on the beach and hugging the whale.

    Christie has no future.

  3. TanarUr on 8/08/12 at 12:36 pm

    My guess is that Obama gives Booker a cabinet position, thereby taking him out of the running against Christie. Christie then stands a chance against a B-list Democrat. But then Obama is all about himself, so maybe he hangs Christie out anyway, just to spite Booker for making the mistake of telling the truth about Bain capital.

  4. Hayabusa on 8/08/12 at 4:30 pm

    From afar, Cory Booker seems to be one of that rare breed–the relatively honest and decent liberal politician. I seem to recall that he has shown a rare degree of courage in taking on the teachers’ unions and other left-wing constituencies. In any case, if there’s going to be an Obama-supporting liberal in the governor’s office in NJ, it may as well be a real Democrat, rather than a fake Republican, as far as I’m concerned. That fat slob is dead to me.

  5. Ben Hale on 8/08/12 at 5:10 pm

    As a conservative (not Republican) from NJ, I am terrified of Booker. He’s the real deal. Chatted with him in line at EWR about a year ago, and told him that to his face. He was magnanimous, and did his best (in a sub 5 minute convo) to bring me over to the D’s dark side. Not that NJ/EWR politics aren’t a union dominated cesspool but I consider Booker to be Obama without the thug Chicago baggage and terrorist puppet strings. As i said, terrifying.

    I think CC’s straight talk act is wearing thin, and he’s trying to be Clinton level duplicitous without Slick Willy’s skill. Rs and cons are ticked, and while I’ll vote for him on union-weakening alone, my wallet is closed to him.