The next Barack Obama?
Speaking of memes, if Barack Obama wins the presidential race, headlines like this can only help Mayor Booker’s prospects.
Anyone seeking stealth inspiration and a bit of political passion, not to mention a dose of intellect that makes Barack Obama sound like Dan Quayle would have been very lucky, as Salon was, to stumble upon an appearance here by Cory Booker, the mayor of Newark, N.J.
Booker was speaking at an event held by Vote Hope, a PAC founded to help elect Barack Obama president that’s now broadening to create an infrastructure that will help propel more minority candidates to elected office. Booker, a charismatic 39-year-old, was introduced by Vote Hope founder Steve Phillips as “the next Barack Obama,” even as he was running — literally — into the banquet hall.