olitical observers speculated years ago — even before Barack Obama made overtures toward becoming a national political figure — that Cory Booker would become America’s first back President. But as Obama rose to national prominence, Booker remained out of the spotlight, serving as the mayor of Newark. Now, Booker is signaling that he might be ready for a bigger political stage, PolitickerNJ reports. He’s weighing a 2013 run for New Jersey governor.
If he decides to run for president, in 2016 or 2020, it’ll be interesting to see how much of Obama’s playbook he reprises.