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2016 Postmortem

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auntpurl

(4,311 posts)
Thu Jun 16, 2016, 06:25 AM Jun 2016

Well, I pretty much 100% want Booker for VP now. [View all]

Cons:

1. He's a Dem Senator from a state with a Repub governor
2. He's from NJ, which doesn't help us

Pros:
1. I LOVE HIM

Ok, I know that's not the most reasoned argument, but...I LOVE HIM. He STOOD IN SOLIDARITY with Murphy during the filibuster. He gave a wonderful, fiery, impassioned speech.

I know, I know, we can't have two East Coasters. We can't take a Dem Senate seat away. I know it's not gonna happen.

BUT I LOVE HIM.

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He was great on this...but... Proud Public Servant Jun 2016 #1
Cory Booker's position on trade could help define him B Calm Jun 2016 #2
Booker voted against Fast Track. NT Eric J in MN Jun 2016 #4
and that's a plus in my opinion! Took balls to go against Obama! B Calm Jun 2016 #7
This message was self-deleted by its author AntiBank Jun 2016 #3
He's been tops on my wish list since the beginning ... NurseJackie Jun 2016 #5
I've seen him mentioned some. auntpurl Jun 2016 #10
Christie doesn't get to pick replacement... brooklynite Jun 2016 #6
Oh, right! That's good news. auntpurl Jun 2016 #8
Booker's a victim of far-left insistence on "purity." Hortensis Jun 2016 #9
I like Warren auntpurl Jun 2016 #11
Hispanics are, of course, a very large Hortensis Jun 2016 #13
Booker is too self promoting. Like Harold Ford and Tulsi Gabbard. He's not genuine. Trust Buster Jun 2016 #12
Maybe. I like the fact that he's confident. auntpurl Jun 2016 #14
Like Gabbard and Ford, he has attacked Democrats, including the President, for his own political Trust Buster Jun 2016 #17
Interesting. Thanks. auntpurl Jun 2016 #29
His constituents, myself included, would disagree with you. nt BobbyDrake Jun 2016 #15
Booker is "a new Democrat" who defended Bain Capital and is described as a neoliberal. w4rma Jun 2016 #16
Thank you, some seem to not be familiar with this guy's record of self promotion. Trust Buster Jun 2016 #18
Thanks! B Calm Jun 2016 #20
"Neoliberal" is such a tiresome insult rjsquirrel Jun 2016 #30
Thanks for this info. auntpurl Jun 2016 #31
In some ways he is a natural successor to HRC and the Clintonian style of being a Democrat. aikoaiko Jun 2016 #19
I've always liked him. Nye Bevan Jun 2016 #21
No thanks. Reason: this-- geek tragedy Jun 2016 #22
You would think attacking the Obama campaign would be B Calm Jun 2016 #23
Most people have short memories. nt geek tragedy Jun 2016 #24
Interesting. Thanks for info. auntpurl Jun 2016 #32
Read this: Michael Powell in NYT Smarmie Doofus Jun 2016 #25
He also stood in solidarity with Bain Capital against Obama. bunnies Jun 2016 #26
I love him too rjsquirrel Jun 2016 #27
I prefer Warren, but I'd be happy with Booker. NT Adrahil Jun 2016 #28
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