Cory Booker

  • Aired:  10/16/12
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Newark Mayor Cory Booker reviews Barack Obama's debate performance, Democratic support for faith-based programs and his online activism project, #waywire. (5:48)

[CHEERS AND APPLAUSE]

>> Stephen: WELCOME BACK,

EVERYBODY.

MY GUEST TONIGHT IS THE MAYOR OF

NEWARK, NEW JERSEY.

I MADE HIM TAKE A CONNECTING

FLIGHT THROUGH CHICAGO.

PLEASE WELCOME CORY BOOKER.

[CHEERS AND APPLAUSE]

BOOM!

MAYOR BOOKER GOOD TO SEE YOU

AGAIN.

>> GOOD TO SEE YOU.

>> STEPHEN: GOOD TO SEE YOU

AGAIN.

>> GREAT TO BE HERE.

>> Stephen: A WARD YOU MY

COVETED ALPHA DOG OF THE WEEK.

>> YES.

>> STEPHEN: FOR RUNNING INTO A

BURNING BUILDING.

>> YES YOU ALSO PUT ME ON YOUR

LIST OF THREATS TO AMERICA

BECAUSE I WANTED TO EAT AMERICA

BECAUSE OF ITS RACIAL

DELICIOUSNESS.

>> STEPHEN: THAT WAS A WHILE

AGO.

THAT WAS THE NIGHT OBAMA WAS

NOMINATED, YOU SIR, DID LICK

YOUR CHOPS AND SAY THE RACIAL

DELICIOUSNESS.

>> GLAD I MADE IT FROM A THREAT

TO AN ALPHA DOG.

>> STEPHEN: YOU'RE WELCOME.

MY WORRY IS WHY ARE YOU IN MY

STUDIO?

AM I ON FIRE?

IS THIS PLACE ABOUT TO COLLAPSE?

>> IN NEW JERSEY YOU ARE HOT.

SO YES, YES.

>> STEPHEN: THANK YOU VERY

MUCH.

WHAT I LOVE BUT GOING IN AND

DOING THOSE CITY SERVICE JOBS.

YOU SHOSTLED A DRIVEWAY THAT WAS

COMPLAINING IT SHOWS WE DON'T

NEED BIG GOVERNMENT WE NEED ONE

VERY COMMITTED MAYOR.

HOW IS NEWARK?

>> DOING EXTRAORDINARILY WELL.

WE'RE IN THE BIGGEST ECONOMIC

DEVELOPMENT PERIOD SINCE THE

1950'S.

COMPANIES ARE COMING IN FROM

PANA SONIC MOVING THE

HEADQUARTERS.

1,000 EMPLOYEES, TO THE GLOBAL

HEADQUARTERS TO MANECHEVITZ.

>> STEPHEN: YOU HAVE THE WORST

WINE ON PLANET EARTH COMING --

MAZEL.

>> CAN I GET IT TO YOU WHOLESALE

IF YOU WOULD LIKE.

>> Stephen: THANK YOU VERY

MUCH.

WHAT DO YOU THINK HAPPENED AT

THE FIRST DEBATE FOR YOUR FRIEND

BARACK OBAMA?

WERE YOU TEMPTED TO GO IN THERE

AND FIRE HIM AND CARRY HIM OUT

OF THERE.

HIS CAMPAIGN WAS BURNING DOWN

LAST WEEK.

I THINK THAT WE IN IN THIS

SLIERMT OF AMERICAN IDOL WE GET

FOCUSED ON FORM AND NOT AS MUCH

ON THE SUBSTANCE.

I THINK THE PRESIDENT WAS RIGHT

ON SUBSTANCE.

>> STEPHEN: AND THAT WHAT

LEADERSHIP IS ABOUT?

THERE'S A REASON THE KING WEARS

A CROWN AND NOT A DUST RAG.

HE HAS TO HAVE THE RIGHT IDEA

BUT ALSO HAS TO LOOK THE PART.

>> BEFORE THERE WAS A TV SOME OF

THE GREATEST PRESIDENTS, WE HAD

A GUY IN A WHEELCHAIR -- ONE OF

MOST EXTRAORDINARY PRESIDENTS --

>> STEPHEN: I DON'T BELIEVE

YOU.

>> I WANT A PRESIDENT WHO IS

GOING TO STAND UP FOR ALL

AMERICANS, VALUE THINGS LIKE

EDUCATION, INVESTMENT IN

INFRASTRUCTURE THAT KNOWS

AMERICA HAS TO CONTINUE TO MOVE

FORWARD ON WHAT MADE AMERICA

GREAT IN THE PAST.

THIS IS WHY I BELIEVE BARACK

OBAMA IS THE GUY.

DEBATE PERFORMANCE OR NOT I

BELIEVE HE HAS BEEN THE RIGHT

PRESIDENT FOR AMERICA.

[CHEERS AND APPLAUSE]

>> STEPHEN: OKAY.

BUT ARE THE DEMOCRATS THE RIGHT

PARTY FOR AMERICA?

I ASK -- YOU WERE ON THE

DEMOCRATIC NATIONAL COMMITTEE'S

PLATFORM COMMITTEE.

>> I COCHAIRED THE COMMITTEE.

>> STEPHEN: YOU COCHAIRED THE

COMMITTEE.

WHY WAS THE WORD GOD NOT

INCLUDED IN THE PLATFORM?

AND IS THAT WHAT IS HAPPENING TO

THE CAMPAIGN RIGHT NOW.

GOD IS STRIKING HIM DOWN?

>> I KNOW I'M PRAYING I WOULD

SURVIVE THE INTERVIEW.

THE REALITY IS RELIGION WAS IN

THERE.

FAITH WAS IN THERE.

WE HAD A SECTION IN.

THERE WE'RE A NATION OF MANY

FAITHS.

THE DEMOCRATIC PARTY PLATFORM

WHICH ACTUALLY MADE A VERY BIG

SECTION ABOUT US BEING

INCLUSIVE, ABOUT US BEING A

FAITH DRIVEN SOCIETY AND

FAVORING FAITH BASED PROGRAMS.

IF YOU READ THE DOCUMENT, DON'T

GET CARRIED AWAY IN THE SOUND

BITES.

WE LIVE IN A POLITICAL

ENVIRONMENT WHERE SOUND BITES

AND HALF TRUTHS TAKE THE DAY IN

THE SUBSTANCE OF THE MATTER.

I WANTED TO SERVE ON THE

COMMITTEE BECAUSE I'M ABOUT

IDEAS.

THIS DEMOCRATIC PARTY PLATFORM

HAS SOUND IDEAS.

I READ THE REPUBLICAN PARTY

PLATFORM.

THEY TALKED ABOUT EXPLORING AND

GOING BACK TO THE GOLD STANDARD.

>> WITHOUT GOLD OUR MONEY IS

WORTHLESS.

IF YOU WANT TO PAY FOR A LATTE

AT STARBUCKS BRING YOUR BRICK OF

GOLD AND A NUTMEG GRATER.

YOU HAVE AN IDEA.

WAYWIRE.COM.

WHY ARE YOU A MAYOR ENGAGING IN

ENTREPRENEURSHIP?

>> I BELIEVE WE HAVE A PROBLEM.

THE VOICES OF THE AMERICAN

CITIZENS IS NOT PIERCING THE

NOISE OF OWL GARKY OF MEDIA.

VIDEO CONTENT IS GOING BIG ON

THE INTERNET.

>> STEPHEN: NO OFFENSE BUT WE

HAVE THE YOUTUBE.

>> IT'S INCREDIBLE BUT YOU NEED

TO FIND THE VIDEO CONTENT

IMPORTANT TO YOU AND --

>> STEPHEN: THEY HAVE A SEARCH

BAR.

NO OFFENSE.

TOSS THEM I'LL KNOCK THEM DOWN

NOW.

>> WAY WEAR SAY PLATFORM FOR

PEOPLE WHEN ARE PASSIONATE

ISSUES AND WANT TO DISCOVER

INFORMATION ABOUT THE ISSUES

THEY ARE PASSIONATE ABOUT BUT IT

GIVES THEM A CHANCE TO THE

CONTRIBUTE TO THE DIALOG IN A

WAY THAT ELEGANTLY FITS ON TOP

OF THE SOCIAL MEDIA STREAM.

>> STEPHEN: IT'S VIDEO COMOWN

CASE AND ACTIVISM AT THE SAME

TIME.

>> VERY GOOD.

>> STEPHEN: THAT'S ONE OF

THOSE SOUND BITES YOU DON'T

LIKE.

[ LAUGHTER ]

THANK YOU SOX NEWARK NEW

JERSEY -- THANK YOU SO

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