Montana Politics

Nice Guy Cory Booker not Presidential Material

Written by Nathan Kosted

I have always liked Cory Booker. His work as mayor of Newark seemed genuine and he seemed connected to the city. I believe it was 2011 when he really started breaking through on to the national scene with his motivational quotes, inspiring content and powerful voice.

That being said a strong social media presence does not good policy make.

With his visit to Montana this weekend and louder voice he seems to be building a national profile for a Presidential run in 2020. He doesn’t seem like Presidential material to me though.

When Cory Booker decided to run for the United States Senate he seemed to change. Maybe it was that he had to build a large donor base to beat back a tough primary from an opponent to the left of him or maybe that was just the path of least resistance…these are the thoughts of a friend of mine(posted with consent).

A friend of mine actually ran Cory’s Senate race and a former superior was his field director, they are all great people. I would normally trust their judgment, but something happened to the Democratic party in 2013. Barack Obama had banned all corporate donations to the DNC when he became the candidate for President in 2008 and in 2012 he took on the epitome of vulture capitalism, Mitt Romney, even attacking him on his Wall Street ties and business that was used to bankrupt other businesses.

More thoughts from Chris Mora:

With citations for questions:

While Montana Democrats are loving Cory Booker, my fellow Democrats, feel free to ask some questions to the Senator:

1. Are President Obama’s critiques of Mitt Romney’s Bain Capital still ‘nauseating’ to Senator Cory Booker?

2. Why are he and Senate Majority Leader McConnell the leading donor recipients of Wall St. money and why do Mitch McConnell and Cory Booker share 74 Donors  when one is from New Jersey and one is from Kentucky?

3. Why did he serve on an anti-public education and anti-union, the Alliance for School Choice, organization’s board with Betsy DeVos?

4. Why when he ran in 2014 did he oppose reinstating Glass-Steagall?

This may be useless conjecture as we will all die in the coming nuclear Trumpocalypse, but I will not go down with the ship of the corporate Democratic party.

Senator Bernie Sanders was asked what he thinks the Democratic party stands for yesterday and he said:

“You’re asking a good question, and I can’t give you a definitive answer. Certainly there are some people in the Democratic Party who want to maintain the status quo. They would rather go down with the Titanic so long as they have first-class seats.”

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Nathan Kosted


  • Whatever else you think and say about Booker, I’m telling you that his talk this evening was a once in a lifetime experience. Forty minutes (without notes) of absolute brilliance – great stories, great perspective on history, terrific personal memories, astounding moral insights. I heard him at the Dem Convention in Charlotte and have said ever since that he was the best speaker there, Tonight’s talk exceeded that. I don’t know anyone who wasn’t elevated by his presence and blown away by his words.

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