Oops: Former Hostage Cory Booker Misspells Obama’s Name in Ad

Posted by on Sep 04, 2012 at 7:41 am
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It’s almost as if Newark Mayor Cory Booker is begging the Democrats to toss him out of the party. After slamming Obama’s dirty politics earlier this  and being forced into a humiliating hostage video, the former rising star of the Democrat Party has been relegated to a five-minute speaking spot tonight in the 6 pm hour.

Now to compound his troubles, Booker has taken out a full-page urging folks to “Re-elect President Barak Obama.”

Oops.

Not only is math hard for the beleaguered Democrats, but spelling too.

Cory Booker sticks his foot in it again.

Fresh from embarrassing President Obama and damaging a central piece of the Democrat’s assault on Mitt Romney, the headline-grabbing Newark mayor took out an ad in the New Jersey directory of delegates at the convention and misspelled – of all things – the president’s name!

“Re-Elect President Barak Obama,” the ad reads, missing the C in Barack.

Booker is delivering a brief speech as the convention opens tomorrow and is making the scene as the most prominent member of New Jersey’s convention delegation.

His office did not respond to a message from The Post.

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18 Responses to “Oops: Former Hostage Cory Booker Misspells Obama’s Name in Ad”

  1. Haiku Guy on 4/04/12 at 8:59 am

    Barack or Barak is a transliteration from a foreign alphabet. Both are equally correct. Of course, if the President chooses to spell his name a particular way, it should be spelled that way just to be consistent.

    But think of how many different ways you saw Muammar Quadaffi’s name spelled in the press. (Qadaffi, Khadafhi, Kaddaffi, etc…) Sometimes the NY Times would use two different spellings in the same article.

  2. Rick Caird on 4/04/12 at 9:08 am

    It happens to me, too. When I complain about someone’s spelling, I misspell something:

    “…urging forks to ‘Re-elect President Barak Obama.'”

    As far as I am concerned, Obama can dominate the “fork” vote.

  3. Astro on 4/04/12 at 9:10 am

    Now to compound his troubles, Booker has taken out a full-page urging forks to “Re-elect President Barak Obama.”

    What about the knives and the spoons? Doesn’t he care how they will vote?

  4. ib1netmon on 4/04/12 at 9:45 am

    Haiku Guy

    “Barack or Barak is a transliteration from a foreign alphabet. Both are equally correct. Of course, if the President chooses to spell his name a particular way, it should be spelled that way just to be consistent. ”

    Good. Since consistence is not one of my strong points, and spelling is now a social construct subject to individual interpretation I choose to spell “Barak” (sic); “Asshole”.

  5. tim maguire on 4/04/12 at 10:00 am

    Cory Booker is the man Barack Obama only wishes he could be. It’s a shame, but also fitting, that the real deal is bloodying himself up trying to work with the charlatan.

  6. rich b on 4/04/12 at 1:35 pm

    Burrocke Obamuh, know matture how u spel it hee needs two bea gon in November. Hez a trature and shuld have ben impeched a long tim ago. Sow fourget about spelin and letz get hiz azz out of ther.

  7. SpideyTerry on 4/04/12 at 3:22 pm

    Eh, could’ve been worse. It could’ve been “Oiho,” but only a complete moron would make that mistake. Right, Barak? ;)

  8. Mousey on 4/04/12 at 5:55 pm

    Hey, it is a natural mistake to make. I’ve seen plenty of people misspelling Borat Obama’s name.

  9. richard40 on 5/05/12 at 1:11 am

    Cant blame him too much, since I thought it was Barak as well. Of course I rarely use his first name, just saying Obama.

  10. Bunny Thurston on 5/05/12 at 10:35 pm

    Barrock, barak, Burack, Baroque.. gosh so many ways to spell that FOREIGN name. And here I thought his name was Barry Soetero.