Booker on Obama


Here is Newark Mayor Cory Booker saying something important to Bronx Borough President Adolfo Carrion at last night’s DL21C holiday party on 34th Street.

Before Booker delivered the night’s keynote speech – which included a harrowing story about him putting his hands inside the chest of a man who had just been shot – I asked him what he thought of Barack Obama, another African-American politician with massive cross-over appeal who has become an object of fascination for the media.

“I think he’s a phenomenal individual,” he said. “This is one of those circumstances where there’s incredible hype and substance to back it up.”

— Azi Paybarah

Booker on Obama