Right out of the box, Cory Booker is a professional politician, and it is fair to hold that against him. He comes from a home where his parents were the first African American executives at IBM. He had an advantaged start in life and he exploited it to noble purpose.
He studied hard and is extremely smart:
- Stanford University
Because he actually worked on behalf of poor people in need, and because he served as CEO of a large urban city in New Jersey, his credentials are better than President Obama’s. That is what makes him a rising star in the Democrat Party.
On the eve of Election 2014, witnessing a win by a Democrat for the U.S. Senate could be a sign of things to come. The GOP is in the midst of disaster after they nearly created another one for the nation. Misery loves company, but it is hoped that the GOP will keep that to themselves.
"Booker elected to the Senate in New Jersey
Newark Mayor Cory Booker, a rising national Democratic star, was elected to the U.S. Senate Tuesday and will become New Jersey's first African American senator. Booker defeated Republican Steve Lonegan, a former mayor of Bogota. With 58 percent of the vote counted, the Associated Press called the contest for Booker, who was carrying 56 percent of the vote."