Newark Mayor Corey Booker Wows Democrats In Charlotte

Newark Mayor Cory Booker wowed ‘em at the Democratic National Convention Tuesday when he offered the party’s 2012 platform to delegates. Here are a few excerpts:

“Our platform emphasizes that a vibrant, free, and fair market is essential to economic growth. We also must pull from our highest ideals of justice and protect against those ills that destabilized our economy – like predatory lending, over-leveraged financial institutions, and the unchecked avarice of the past that trumped fairness and common sense.”

“When your country is in a costly war, with our soldiers sacrificing abroad and our nation facing a debt crisis at home, being asked to pay your fair share isn’t class warfare — it’s patriotism. But we all know – it’s common sense – that for an economy built to last we must invest in what will power us for generations to come.”

“This is our American mission. These are the dreams of our fathers and mothers. This is the demand from the next generation, who call to our conscience in a chorus of conviction, in classrooms from coast to coast, north to south, when they proudly proclaim with those sacred words from our most profound pledge, that we are a nation with liberty, and justice, for all. And this November, with the reelection of President Barack Obama, this generation of Americans will ever expand upon the hope, the truth, and the promise of America.”

He got a standing ovation and there were people wiping tears from their eyes. Booker clearly liked being in the spotlight.

by Bob Ingle via

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