The writer says that there has been for months a trend on Blue Jersey to paint Cory Booker as less progressive, to injure him with the left. Is that correct, Blue Jersey? What do you think? – promoted by Rosi
The race for the democratic nomination for Governor may not dominate headlines yet, but it has been playing out quietly, and sometimes less quietly, for almost a year now.
The players are well-known, the battle lines are being drawn, and the debate is being framed. For my part I wrote a blog post last week (perhaps prematurely) calling on Mayor Cory Booker to live up to his rhetoric and challenge Governor Christie in 2013.
Of the couple comments it received, one from Bill W tried to paint the Mayor as anti-teacher due to his support of school reform and seemed to indirectly insinuate that he is a “regressive voice.” Another comment from sayitaintso asked, and I promised to respond, “what is Cory’s brand of politics and why is it progressive?”
While I aim to address both comments here, the comments cannot be divorced from the context of an ongoing attempt by one or more potential candidates for Governor, notably Senator Buono, to paint themselves as the most staunchly progressive and to deride any working relationship with Governor Christie as treacherous.