It's More Like "Punks Out"
I'm not entirely surprised. Given that he barely won four years ago with all of the shenanigans his campaign and the Dems pulled, James didn't want to look like a fool losing to such a tool as Cory Booker. The only questions that remain are: Will the Dems get a viable shot at the Mayor's office? And will the Repugnants regret Booker should he win? We'll see if he's truly committed to the citizens of Newark or just a ploy of the GOP/Far Right.
Sharpe James Drops Out
Sharpe James entered his sixth race for mayor 11 days ago with the flourish of a Las Vegas heavyweight, arriving at City Hall to deliver his petitions in gym shorts, astride a police bicycle.
About an hour ago, he dropped out of the race with a letter to the City Clerk's Office, withdrawing his name only hours before the ballots were to be sent to the printer. Copies of the letter were delivered to reporters shortly before 5 p.m.
What a punk move Mayor James.
Posted by ronn at March 27, 2006 05:09 PM
Cory Booker is not a Republican. That was one of the many lies the James camp spread. He is a Democrat and running as a Democrat.
Newark has a non-partisan election, thus anyone can run from any party without a primary election as we do here in New York.
Bernie, Booker is running as a Dem only because Newark is predominantly Democratic. When it comes to style and substance, he is a Republican. Why else would all that GOP/Right Wing energy -- foundations, campaign contributions, newspaper and magazine op-ed endorsements and puff pieces -- be on this relative newcomer's side?
It's interesting that he has so many kids on his campaign site, because they would suffer the most from budget cuts, tax breaks that will favor the wealthy and businesses and school vouchers, one of his pet peeves. (Current Vice Mayor) Rice won't be a viable candidate, so the Repugnants are virtually in the Mayor's seat. While James is a corrupt, useless dinosaur, I fear Newark won't be served by Mayor Booker in the long term.