Title: The white male progressive liberal in his sixties from Central Jersey who’s a congressman – and whose name is not Frank Pallone.
Campaign Status: Most believe he’s in a duel for second place with… some other guy.
Campaign Message: Wake up, New Jersey, Booker is a Manchurian candidate from Wall Street and I am the only true progressive in the contest – and the smartest man not only in the room – but in the state.
Claim to Fame: Holt humiliated the Super computer on Jeopardy, thereby vindicating the human race after Garry Kasparov’s infamous 1996 loss in a game of chess to Deep Blue.
Most Irritating Campaign Presence: Frank Pallone.
Best Line on the Campaign Trail: “I’m Rush Holt and I’m running for the U.S. Senate, but enough about Cory Booker.”
Campaign Game Plan: The state’s most lovable rocket scientist has lived up to expectations as the most technologically energetic candidate, feeding the press – and his supporters – a steady diet of short burst web ads.
Seminal Question: Is Holt too smart for statewide office in a state where trying to start brawls on the boardwalk guarantees to bump your favorables?
Campaign Spin: Holt doesn’t spin; he activates Newton’s third law of motion.
Prognosis: He’s in a great epic political contest for the Silver Medal.