The Cory Booker Tease
The visiting mayor inspires a crowd, but what do we do now?
October 23, 2008 at 4:00AM
Cory Booker, the charismatic mayor of Newark, New Jersey, spoke to the Leadership Academy in Memphis last week, getting the star treatment in an Oprah-like setting. Walking out of the Hilton hotel, I ran into city councilman Bill Boyd who asked me, "What percentage of the people in that room would you say were comparing with our mayor?"