My man-crush grows.
What this guy did to become Mayor of Newark, running in 2002 and 2006, demonstrates the incredible dedication required to triumph in cities with entrenched political machines and entrenched cynicism.
If you haven't seen it, definitely check out Street Fight, a documentary made about Booker's first run in 2006. You can watch it online w/ Netflix.
It wasn't the money that ultimately made him viable. This guy organized.
He took up residence in a housing project.
He knocked on doors. Lots of them. Every day.