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Booker can’t draw a crowd

His kickoff event due to start imminently-and no one’s there.

by Anonymousreply 148Last Tuesday at 6:34 PM

Not surprised. He’s inauthentic somehow.

by Anonymousreply 104/13/2019

Inauthentic and unhinged.

by Anonymousreply 204/13/2019

Closets are suffocating.

by Anonymousreply 304/13/2019

will he use this "rally' to close up shop, then?

by Anonymousreply 404/13/2019

You mean his Hillary hating beard isn't helping him? Shocker!

by Anonymousreply 504/13/2019

I just got this text. Not sure why. Perhaps the should have tried this before 45 minutes until speech.

[quote]Hi, this is Michael w/ Cory 2020! Cory's getting on stage TODAY at 1pm @ Military Park in Newark. Can you make it? LMK if you have Qs.

by Anonymousreply 604/13/2019

Bye Felicia

by Anonymousreply 704/13/2019

That's embarrassing.

by Anonymousreply 804/13/2019

"Justice For All" = except for friends like Jussie of course.

by Anonymousreply 904/13/2019

He seems like a nice guy, but I have no idea what he stands for.

by Anonymousreply 1004/13/2019

R6 " OK I am LYK that I have a Q. Is Cory LGBTQIAPOC+2?"

by Anonymousreply 1104/13/2019

Newark police tell CNN: they were planning for a crowd of as many as 10,000 people for Cory Booker’s kickoff rally. The program still hasn’t started (it was set to begin at 11:30a), but it’s clear the attendance is far smaller than expected.

by Anonymousreply 1204/13/2019

There’s really no way to spin this turnout for Booker. It was rainy early this morning but had cleared by the time I arrived on site around 9a. Now it’s sunny and beautiful. No problems with security/folks accessing the site.

by Anonymousreply 1304/13/2019

Pathetic.

by Anonymousreply 1404/13/2019

This has to hurt. Not even sure how you continue after this. Looks like the high school football stands for a team that never wins.

Particularly insulting because he’s doing this in a highly liberal area with a huge population. And I suspect Buttigieg’s rollout will be huge and it’s in the middle of nowhere.

Serves Booker right for bearding with that Hillary hating bitch.

by Anonymousreply 1504/13/2019

Booker’s desperate to be Obama 2.0. About 16 other candidates will be joining him in the loser bin.

by Anonymousreply 1604/13/2019

Ha! Ha!

by Anonymousreply 1704/13/2019
by Anonymousreply 1804/13/2019

Mostly it seems like poor planning.

by Anonymousreply 1904/13/2019

A lot of his supporters are probably at Coachella. That's why no one is there.

by Anonymousreply 2004/13/2019

Cory must be raging inside seeing all of the press and buzz an openly gay candidate is getting.

It's going to be too embarrassing to come out now. This means several more years, if not an entire lifetime, of bearding stunts.

by Anonymousreply 2104/13/2019

Maybe because his gayness is one of politic's worst kept secrets and they are weary of fakeness. Pete Buttegieg is open and out. Chicago has a black openly lesbian mayor. Bridgeport, PA's mayor is a gay black man fighting racism and homophobia every day. Just come out Corey. Of course now it would look pandering, but whatever.

by Anonymousreply 2204/13/2019

It's that wonky eye! It scares people -

by Anonymousreply 2304/13/2019

He talks like a preacher. He should’ve announced his candidacy at a Baptist Church.

by Anonymousreply 2404/13/2019

R24, absolutely. Then he could have complete control over the crowd optics.

Also, people in the Northeast have many other ways to spend a Saturday. A presidential announcement isn't going to be a big deal like in a small town in the Midwest.

by Anonymousreply 2504/13/2019

He seems inauthentic because he’s lying about the most essential part of himself: HE’S GAY.

by Anonymousreply 2604/13/2019

That is so embarrassingly cringey. He must be humiliated.

by Anonymousreply 2704/13/2019

R26 the times changed too fast for him.

by Anonymousreply 2804/13/2019

What’s the big deal? Just declare it the biggest crowd ever.

by Anonymousreply 2904/13/2019

R15: Shut up about Hillary already, she's gone. NO ONE wants to hear about her or who done her wrong 3 fucking years ago. If that is your criteria for supporting a candidate this go around, you need serious help. And I don't even support Coriander!

by Anonymousreply 3004/13/2019

Who was he? Who did he hope to be?

by Anonymousreply 3104/13/2019

When did he get so preachery? I had seen him years ago and thought he had a pretty good presentation and disposition . He is getting some bad advice ( just saw a clip of the rally)

by Anonymousreply 3204/13/2019

not surprising at all, and despite the press buildup and the polls for biden, he isnt going to draw crowds either. people with no imagination, or zero knowledge of current politics recognize the name of biden and that is why his poll #s are what they are.

by Anonymousreply 3304/13/2019

Purses are flying in all directions.

by Anonymousreply 3404/13/2019

R31 - he is SPARTACUS!

by Anonymousreply 3504/13/2019

R3 Do you not believe in the love between him and Rosario?

by Anonymousreply 3604/13/2019

Why is he wearing a suit and tie? Way too formal for a weekend outdoor event. Sets the wrong note. You never see Beto dressed like this.

by Anonymousreply 3704/13/2019

A weak platform doesn't attract people.

by Anonymousreply 3804/13/2019

She need to quit

by Anonymousreply 3904/13/2019

I wanna see him naked!

Bet he has big thick and meaty bone

AND that fat ass!!!

Leak some nudes Cory!!!!!

by Anonymousreply 4004/13/2019

R6 What does "LMK if you have Qs" mean?

Why is he bald?

by Anonymousreply 4104/13/2019

R41 Let Me Know if you have any questions

by Anonymousreply 4204/13/2019

He's playing Michael Jackson music? Is he going to talk about Leaving Neverland?

by Anonymousreply 4304/13/2019

R43 Maybe he's also a pedophile who hates the color of his own skin.

by Anonymousreply 4404/13/2019

He seems so insincere.

by Anonymousreply 4504/13/2019

I posted r45 before I saw r1. I completely agree. It's hard to say why he makes that impression.

by Anonymousreply 4604/13/2019

What [R22] said.

by Anonymousreply 4704/13/2019

He didn't really play MJ music, did he?

by Anonymousreply 4804/13/2019

Will he shed tears of rage when he sees that crowd?

by Anonymousreply 4904/13/2019

When you really think about it both sides have really weak candidates.

Miss Cory is a complete mess.

by Anonymousreply 5004/13/2019

I have my favorites but none of them are worth getting out of bed for until we see them on the big stage. After the first debate, I think people will ready to start publicly supporting candidates. Most Dems I know are worried sick about Trump getting a second term, a very likely scenario, thus we need someone that can handle the job. Cory is such a weak candidate that I wouldn't even want him to be VP. I'd think being a senator would be better than a cabinet position, but I may be wrong.

We want to avoid backing a Robot Rubio. Great on paper, terrible at game time.

by Anonymousreply 5104/13/2019

r50 not really. Republican's have an absolute rockstar candidate that fires up his base. If we don't beat him in 2020, then he will turned into a God-like figure 10x worse than Reagan. Trust me the Republicans don't need to worry right now. Depending on our candidate, that could change , but the economy, Trumps effective communication, and Republicans hatred for a everyone else gives him a major boost.

by Anonymousreply 5204/13/2019

A candidate with a weak platform will not be able to defeat Trump.

by Anonymousreply 5304/13/2019

KEEP AMERICA GREAT!

by Anonymousreply 5404/13/2019

Hilarious!

Not as sad as Jeb! asking his crowd to clap for him, but sad nonetheless.

by Anonymousreply 5504/13/2019

He unofficially announced a couple of months ago. Why is he having the official announcement today. He lost his initial momentum.

by Anonymousreply 5604/13/2019

Yes R48, there was MJ music playing at the rally.

by Anonymousreply 5704/13/2019

Buttigieg is having his rollout tomorrow and Chasten has been tweeting about it. They are inviting people from out of town to come. I’ve seen tweets from gays from several states away saying they are bringing their family members because to them it’s like blacks waiting for Obama’s announcement for the 2008 election.

It will be interesting to see how many come for this.

So what about Booker? Is he making his announcement to an empty lawn? How depressing for him.

by Anonymousreply 5804/13/2019

Yes, Booker really did play Michael Jackson music.

by Anonymousreply 5904/13/2019

Cory Booker is unauthentic because he couldn't stop lying on CNN about healthcare in America.

by Anonymousreply 6004/13/2019

How long before he drops out?

by Anonymousreply 6104/13/2019

Tomorrow?

by Anonymousreply 6204/13/2019

[QUOTE]Tomorrow?

It would be nice but he won’t do it before the debates. Hell I’d reckon he’ll keep going through the southern primaries, figuring he can make up for lost ground there.

by Anonymousreply 6304/13/2019

Not quite empty, around 4000 people showed up (after they delayed the start by 2 hours.) They were expecting 10,000 so less than half what they planned for. Pretty disappounting turnout on a beautiful spring day in his hometown. Remember the crowds Klobuchar got at her kickoff in Minnesota, waiting for hours in a blizzard?

I’ll be interested to see Butta-however it’s spelled’s crowd tomorrow.

by Anonymousreply 6404/13/2019

Was Rosario there?

by Anonymousreply 6504/13/2019

They're all at the Bernie Sanders rally.

by Anonymousreply 6604/13/2019

I was so pissed when they chose this dolt to speak at my college graduation. We had Whoopi the year before and Aileen Quinn from Annie spoke at Monmouth University that same week.

Screw you, Montclair State.

by Anonymousreply 6704/13/2019

This is not a defense of Jeb! Bush generally, because I loathe him, but if you watch that "Please clap" clip below, it appears that he's sort of joking rather than pathetically pleading.

It is true that the audience is not reacting strongly to what should have been an applause line. But he's wearing a half-smile, as if aware that he just doesn't have it but protocol demands a little something from the crowd.

I'm glad he's gone from the political scene, along with his entire family, but what's wrong with him is a lot worse than his tired homilies and lack of spark.

by Anonymousreply 6804/13/2019

Maybe no one wanted to go because it was in Newark and they were afraid for their lives?

Did anyone question how he expects to effect change in the US when he’s done essentially nothing to help Newark? Other than raising awareness of himself and PR baiting?

by Anonymousreply 6904/13/2019

Cory Booker used to be close to Michael Jackson and Roseanne Barr’s Rabbi Smulley. Smulley was always out there doing or for the child molester. Booker may still be close to him for all I know../

by Anonymousreply 7004/13/2019

I guess the world is more ready for white gay men than black gay men (and white gay women).

by Anonymousreply 7104/13/2019

Sorry, Hil. Can’t keep hiding an unelectable candidate behind the veil of race and gender.

by Anonymousreply 7204/13/2019

[QUOTE]I'm glad he's gone from the political scene, along with his entire family, but what's wrong with him is a lot worse than his tired homilies and lack of spark.

Believe me, the Bushes are far from over. They’re like the Kennedys. Got all sorts of children and grandchildren and great grandchildren getting ready to enter politics, along with Jeb’s son George P. who’s probably on the verge of becoming governor of Texas soon.

by Anonymousreply 7304/13/2019

A candidate with a small crowd of supporters will not be able to defeat Trump.

by Anonymousreply 7404/13/2019

It’s RACISM that prevented a black leader from drumming up interest in a predominantly black city!

by Anonymousreply 7504/13/2019

George Bush had to rehabilitate himself after being arrested for stalking/threatening his ex gf. In the age of MeToo George will never get beyond Texas as he is one creepy dude.

by Anonymousreply 7604/13/2019

Mist be humiliating for Cory who takes credit for resurrecting Newark's downtown business district. While he was busy courting businesses, his peeps got left behind. Guess they had no reason to show up.

by Anonymousreply 7704/13/2019

MeToo only hurts Democrats. Considering we have a rapist president with a good chance of being re-elected, I don’t think it would’ve hurt Bush all that much today.

by Anonymousreply 7804/13/2019

Newark is a fucking shithole!

by Anonymousreply 7904/13/2019

Booker and Beto are the two weirdest candidates I've ever seen. Mayor Pete believes in virtually the same policies, but he does it in a calm, reasonable way, unlike the flailing arms and revival-type rhetoric of the Wacky Duo.

by Anonymousreply 8004/13/2019

It's sad he couldn't fill the crowd considering he represented the city and supposedly saved it or something. He's inauthentic and there's too many better options. My guess is he stays in till Iowa and makes a deal to get out, although I'm not sure we'll know by then who he should be making the deal with.

by Anonymousreply 8104/13/2019

He's so fucking butch!

by Anonymousreply 8204/13/2019

Also the fact he wore a suit shows how disconnected he is with working class people.

Also, who tf is still named Cory?

by Anonymousreply 8304/13/2019

He is best suited to his current job. Nowadays, everyone thinks they have to run for president.

by Anonymousreply 8404/13/2019

No Democrat will have as easy/ better chance of being elected than in 2020. It's why the field is so crowded.

by Anonymousreply 8504/13/2019

Booker would certainly have a lot of energy, passion and drive to beat Trump.

by Anonymousreply 8604/13/2019

"Inauthentic Booker" - Trump

by Anonymousreply 8704/13/2019

He says his romantic life is "still evolving" (WaPo today). At 50.

by Anonymousreply 8804/13/2019

Correct. All his supporters are at Coachella and using the drugs that support the drug firms that support him. It's the circle of life.

by Anonymousreply 8904/13/2019

That's what life's all about. Evolving.

by Anonymousreply 9004/13/2019

He speaks in platitudes.

by Anonymousreply 9104/13/2019

And we get to see real excitement with Mayor Pete's announcement tomorrow.

by Anonymousreply 9204/13/2019

There are too many candidates and it's too early! People will not really start paying attention until January as they gear up for the primaries.

by Anonymousreply 9304/13/2019

R33, name recognition has nothing to do with low turnout today. The rally was held in Newark (a city where Booker was mayor for years) which is in NJ (a state where he is currently a senator). I can understand if people in bumfuck Iowa don't recognize him, but not Newark, NJ.

by Anonymousreply 9404/13/2019

He has a mouth full of mush like this —

“The only way to overcome tough challenges is by extending grace, finding common ground, and working together.”

‘Extending grace’?? wtf does that even mean? He’s such a fucking poser. Phony ass.

by Anonymousreply 9504/13/2019

Good thing Booker has that hot piece of single mom to console him after an embarrassing day.

by Anonymousreply 9604/13/2019

Dreams My Father Never Taught Me

by Anonymousreply 9704/13/2019

Does Cory have a composite girlfriend too?

by Anonymousreply 9804/13/2019

R96. ‘Extending grace’ is a term meaningful to Catholics

by Anonymousreply 9904/13/2019

R99, I use it too!

by Anonymousreply 10004/13/2019

Didn't he rescue someone from a burning building while Mayor of Newark?

by Anonymousreply 10104/13/2019

[quote] George Bush had to rehabilitate himself after being arrested for stalking/threatening his ex gf. In the age of MeToo George will never get beyond Texas as he is one creepy dude.

What?

by Anonymousreply 10204/13/2019

[quote][R50] not really. Republican's have an absolute rockstar candidate that fires up his base

And is hated by everyone else. Who has proven glaringly, embarrassingly incompetent. Who has record high disapproval. Who won an electoral vote win by something like 70k votes while getting crushed in the popular vote count. Please, stop talking about him like he’s tungsten steel.

by Anonymousreply 10304/13/2019

Booker has no chance. He should moonwalk right out of the race.

by Anonymousreply 10404/13/2019

How does ‘extending grace’ work to ‘overcome tough challenges,’ exactly? Is he planning to win the election against Trump by ‘extending grace’?

He’s so full of shit with this phony inspiration crap. Trying to be the next Barack ‘hope and change’ Obama. You’re no Obama, Cory. Fuck off.

by Anonymousreply 10504/13/2019

[quote] Maybe no one wanted to go because it was in Newark and they were afraid for their lives?

That and general lack of interest.

by Anonymousreply 10604/13/2019

Maybe they were afraid there'd be a shooting.

by Anonymousreply 10704/13/2019

[quote] I’ll be interested to see Butta-however it’s spelled’s crowd tomorrow.

Buttigeig's announcement has been moved inside because of really lousy weather. It will be held in an old Studebaker Automobile factory building instead of outside and they have cut the expected attendance in half to 5,000.

Too bad he couldn't have held it today in South Bend the weather was sunny and beautiful but I suppose he didn't want to mess with Booker's announcement plus Notre Dame was holding their intra squad spring football game today.

Picture is where the announcement will be held, but it has been cleaned out for the announcement.

by Anonymousreply 10804/13/2019

They couldn’t find a better place than that??

by Anonymousreply 10904/13/2019

Weather is no excuse for poor rally attendance. I bet Joe Biden won’t have any problems getting people when he launches.

by Anonymousreply 110Last Sunday at 5:08 AM

Biden would be president now if dumb Obama had picked him to run in 2016 instead of Hillary with all her baggage. His time is gone this time in me2 area.

by Anonymousreply 111Last Sunday at 5:33 AM

I like him, he seems earnest and has good ideas, but he just doesn't have charisma.

by Anonymousreply 112Last Sunday at 6:00 AM

Yeah, #111- what made her think she could win?

by Anonymousreply 113Last Sunday at 6:02 AM

No one wants to listen to someone rant and holler, especially if there's no real message. The way he rants and hollers it's like he's going to blow the speakers. All while saying nothing.

by Anonymousreply 114Last Sunday at 6:55 AM

Yeah even when Booker was Mayor of Newark, I never enjoyed hearing him speak. He used to pop up on MSNBC and I’d either tune out or change the channel.

In fact the only people from this group whom I enjoy hearing from are Mayor Pete, Elizabeth Warren, Joe Biden, Tim Ryan and Andrew Yang. There’s an authenticity and ownership behind their words that I don’t feel when all these other clowns speak.

by Anonymousreply 115Last Sunday at 7:03 AM

He has the vibe of an unctuous talk show host.

by Anonymousreply 116Last Sunday at 7:33 AM

Booker lost me with that well rehearsed bit at the Kavanaugh confirmation. It didn't seem genuine but more like "I'm going to be running for president"

None of the other candidates that were there came off that way even though they had aspirations.

by Anonymousreply 117Last Sunday at 7:56 AM

People aren't interested in bigot enablers.

by Anonymousreply 118Last Sunday at 7:59 AM

..America will not elect another black man as president for another millennia

by Anonymousreply 119Last Sunday at 8:03 AM

R117, Kamala Harris came off that way to me.

by Anonymousreply 120Last Sunday at 8:05 AM

[QUOTE]People aren't interested in bigot enablers.

So no chance for Pete?

by Anonymousreply 121Last Sunday at 8:07 AM

Biden is #metoo and OLD. No one is going near him. Booker is a closet queen. Sanders is never ever going to happen.

by Anonymousreply 122Last Sunday at 8:11 AM

Then why does Biden still have such a substantial lead in all the polls, one that will only grow after he announces?

by Anonymousreply 123Last Sunday at 8:13 AM

R123 - the Trump machine hasn't revved up against Sanders. He will be toast.

by Anonymousreply 124Last Sunday at 8:21 AM

Only on DL is Booker gay. Not a single whisper in DC or NO. Ffs.

by Anonymousreply 125Last Sunday at 8:25 AM

There are certainly whispers in NYC. In fact, it's taken for granted by the politicos I know. Not necessarily accurately, but it's assumed.

by Anonymousreply 126Last Sunday at 8:34 AM

[quote]So no chance for Pete?

Nope, nor the other Dem candidates who participated in the Bigot Sharpton's Parade of Fools.

by Anonymousreply 127Last Sunday at 8:34 AM

You've missed quite a few blind items then, R125. It's not just DL.

[quote]His time is gone this time in me2 area.

Russian bot, or just illiterate?

by Anonymousreply 128Last Sunday at 8:36 AM

[QUOTE]Only on DL is Booker gay.

So he was addressing posts on Datalounge here?

by Anonymousreply 129Last Sunday at 8:37 AM

He should wear open-necked shirts without ties.

To stop his head looking like an American Football ball

by Anonymousreply 130Last Sunday at 9:30 AM

That eye-bulging, screeching speech at the 2016 Convention really ruined him for me. Creepy.

by Anonymousreply 131Last Sunday at 9:41 AM

r120, really because I was disappointed because she didn't do much but ask a question.

by Anonymousreply 132Last Sunday at 4:20 PM

r120, really this is grandstanding? He didn't want to answer the question unless he was sure she knew he spoke with someone.

by Anonymousreply 133Last Sunday at 4:24 PM

Looks like Imhurt the feelings of r132 / r133, who just happened to poat the same shit two minutes apart.

by Anonymousreply 134Last Sunday at 4:27 PM

Loverboy Booker -- What Trump would call him. But won't, since this loser will drop out.

by Anonymousreply 135Last Sunday at 4:31 PM

r134, speak English. I don't know what you are taking about.

by Anonymousreply 136Last Sunday at 4:36 PM

You're not worth correcting typos for, r136.

by Anonymousreply 137Last Sunday at 4:40 PM

So tired of the What would Trump call him Troll.

by Anonymousreply 138Last Sunday at 8:01 PM

I heard him speak of free tuition. Fine, fine, where’s my 20%

I can’t vote for him until he cancels this.

by Anonymousreply 139Last Sunday at 8:08 PM

He has a sourpuss aura about him.

Negative energy.

Wouldn't be surprised if he posts here

by Anonymousreply 140Last Sunday at 8:12 PM

Among those not in attendance...Rosario Dawson. Interesting, since this was his big debut...

by Anonymousreply 141Last Monday at 1:37 AM

He deserves reparations.

by Anonymousreply 142Last Monday at 3:33 AM

Sharpton is the kiss of death. I'd steer clear of him if I was even thinking about running. Buttigieg is gonna fuck himself by getting involved with him.

by Anonymousreply 143Last Tuesday at 5:05 PM

Polls R123? Did you say fucking POLLS?

by Anonymousreply 144Last Tuesday at 5:07 PM

Who is the girlfriend he describes as "having a day job in acting"?

by Anonymousreply 145Last Tuesday at 5:09 PM

If you want a better crowd, maybe try coming out of the closet first, bitch!

by Anonymousreply 146Last Tuesday at 5:18 PM

Makes me think of this.

by Anonymousreply 147Last Tuesday at 6:02 PM

He’s a joke, in a very long line of absurd politicians who have been elected statewide in New Jersey.

by Anonymousreply 148Last Tuesday at 6:34 PM
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