Sharpe = 60%Booker = 40%
Sharpe = 70%Booker = 30%
Booker 65% to Sharp 35%
55 45 favoring sharpe
Sharpe 54%Booker 46%sadly, this is my prediction.i'm rooting for booker!
Sharpe = 62%Booker = 38%
Sharpe 60% to Booker 40%
Sharpe= 30%Booker= 70%
sharpe 65%booker 35%
IT'S HARD TO IMAGINE (IN THIS DAY AND AGE) THAT A CAMPAIGN WOULD BE WON ON THE STREETS, DOOR TO DOOR. WHY DO YOU THINK NEW JERSEY HAS SUCH UNIQUE POLITICS?
Sharpe= 44%Booker= 56%
laura neubertBooker 65%Sharpe 35%go Booker!
Booker = 45%Sharpe = 55%
wait nevermind I think Booker just won the last election (2006) if I remember correctly
probably because it is such a poor area
Sharpe 59&, Booker 41%
Elections are won on the streets in New Jersey because there are so many people living on the streets who are going to vote for whoever is going to give them more.
DO YOU THINK THE OWNER OF "SIGHTS" WAS TELLING THE TRUTH? WAS MAYOR SHARPE JAMES EVER AT HIS CLUB?
I believe New Jersey has such unique politics because people who live there have strong opinions. For the people of New Jersey to change their opinions, Booker needs to make sure the people know he is there for them and will go door to door just to get their trust.
I think that the high level of poverty that occurs in the area drastically changes how a campaign needs to be run. By going door to door, a canidate is able to show that they have the citizen's best interest in mind and are willing to go and meet with them personally to understand how they live and what they need to improve their living conditions.
Because the town of Newark has so much need for change with the diverse community and poverty levels, there will always be individuals who want to make a change. This makes the race much more competitive in this community.
I think this is mainly because of how urban the area is. Most of the action in Newark revolves around the streets, and door-to-door contact shows commitment to a cause, and displays a level of "down-to-earth" integrity.
The way that Sharpe answered the questions leaves me to believe that he did in fact go to the club, even if it was only that one time.
New Jersey elections are won on the streets, because that's where the people are! You are not going to win an election by solely televising your campaign in these areas. In order to be elected by the people, you need to reach out and interact with people.
newark has unique politics and door to door tactics may be beneficial because it shows booker's dedication to his campaign and the city and it helps increase his name recognition.
Booker 55% Sharpe 45%
It's interesting to see just how embedded the racism issue is, especially within the black community itself
By denying that he's ever been there, I definitely think that Sharpe James went to the club.
I think the reason that it is such a "street fight" is because everyone who is poor in that community wants a change and to have a better life. And it seems that Newark has a lot of poor people.
In this area people are so restricted in their technology they need to have the argument come to them.
Going door to door helps to develop a more "personal" relationship with the many people who live in poverty on the streets.
I think that the club owner was truthful because Sharpe seems like a very shady man. Also the way that he reacted to the reporter makes him look very guilty
Like it said in the video, half of the city is starting to develop into a new city, but the other half is still really poor and run down. For all of the people who live on the poor side of the city, a door to door campaign would probably be more effective.
I think that it has to be won on the streets. Because a majority of people live on the streets. So the people of the streets want whoever represents them to come from the streets too.
I definitely agree with Bailey. I never would have guessed how much tension there is about racism within a population.
Sharpe was at the club i believe because he seems like an individual that does not have a lot of integrity.
i agree with lexi...sharpe's reaction and statements denying he ever went to the club lead me to believe he did go there
I think he definitely at the club. That's why he deflected all the questions saying "im to smart to give that an answer". And I think Booker will win 53% , Sharpe with 47%
Regardless of what the owner claims, the fact that Sharpe dodged the question on each occasion, and became very defensive suggests that something was going on
I think that Sharpe was at the club because of the way he acted and reacted to the reporters questions about it.
It's hard to tell if the owner of the club was telling the truth. He could just be saying things to get back at Sharpe for saying dirty things about Booker.
BOOKER! BOOKER! BOOKER! BOOKER!
I think that the club owner is telling the truth. Just because Sharpe is so willing to place the blame on Booker, but he just went off when the reporter asked him if he was at the club. It made him look guilt
I think he went to the club as well. Same reasons with Lexi and Hannah, but I also like the "lack of integrity" that Laura mentioned
"WE ASK OUR BLACK CHILDREN TO BECOME EDUCATED, AND WHEN THEY DO WE CALL THEM 'WHITE'. THAT'S SAD." This is one of my favorite quotes from the film. What do you think about it?
I think all politicians should have to do a door to door campaign to some degree, at least if they are running on a local level. If they want to prove their dedication to the people they want to represent, they should go out and talk to them and hear what they have to say. How can you represent and work for somebody if you don't know or care about them?
I agree that the quote is very sad. Although education is what was supposed to provide equality between blacks and whites after the Civil War, it's still sad to see that education is separating blacks within their own community.
IS IT STRANGE THAT CORY BOOKER'S FUNDRAISER IS IN A WHITE SUPPORTERS HOUSE AND EVERYONE WE SEE WORKING THE PARTY (CATERING, PARKING ATTENDANTS...) IS BLACK?
I wish that racism was an unheard of thing, but its not the truth. Being educated does not mean you are white, but the fact is, is that some people still think like they did years ago. People today think that minorities are dumb, and that white people are the supreme race. I think it's ridiculous.
I think that is a very good quote. It does make a lot of sense because impoverished blacks want their family to become educated so they can improve their conditions. Anyone would want to do the same, but when they are unable to the make fun of the ones who have and seperate them from their race and call them "white"
I think that it makes it seem as if only black are uneducated and only whites are properly schooled. It keeps a racial boundary between the two, and i think it's terrible to say something like that
The quote is very powerful. I like it a lot. I do agree that it is sad that some black people are turn on the well educated black people. I think this might just be because they are bitter that it isn't them having the good education, so it is almost like an insult to call them 'white'.
I really like that quote as well, and I think it can apply to any situation where people are becoming successful and those "left behind" tear them down or condemn them out of jealously, fear and resentment.
I think this quote shows the way people who are uneducated think about those who are educated. In this film, it seems as though the people are mad at Cory Booker in a way for coming into their city and being more educated than them.
What would happen if we looked at the quote the opposite way? If educated African Americans are white, then are uneducated white people African American?
I think that is a very interesting quote. Many people think that racism is not an issue anymore, when in fact, it is. Lots people have negative views toward people of a certain race, like this quote shows.
Kaitlyn and Gretchen's comments are worded perfectly and I have to second both of their statements.
It's pretty amazing to me. The man said it best when he called it sad. The fact that education and the idea of becoming educated has become, for some, a sign of betrayal to one's race is scary.
I think Sharpe James feels threatened by Booker so he is resorting to extreme claims to scare people away from him. His followers also like to chant a lot. Mob psychology? "Dumb" followers?
All the racism and discrimination drives me nuts. Just because someone is educated, certainly doesn't mean you have to call them "white." There are plenty of colored educated people out there too...look at our President
I know this is late, however my computer just allowed me to log on. Booker: 58%Sharpe: 42%
i do not think it is strange that booker only has blacks working for him because when you see sharpe's supporters and campaign assistance, they are also black.
I don't really think it's odd that a majority of the people working are black. It is a hight black populated area.
i don't understand why these people keep saying they are tired of being lied to and having the same problems without seeing any change from the government. why would you keep re-electing the same person if they have not helped you or followed through with the change they promised. you can't keep electing the same person and expect different results.
i know this is late, my computer was taking forever to get on....Booker 48%Sharpe 52% -Nicole Brumm
I would agree with Brianna. I think that the majority of people in that area are black. If Sharpe played the "race card" i think that is a desperate measure and not relevant.
I agree with the statements of both Rachael and Quinn. It is very sad how African Americans worked so hard for their equal rights, yet they are split among themselves in believing that being educated and sharing equal rights with the white people is going against ones culture.
i agree with brandon and brianna....it is just a desperate measure, since he knows when it comes to the real issues, he knows booker has an edge-Nicole Brumm
i agree with you lexi, but i think they have seen progress within newark since sharpe was elected but they do not understand that changes like new malls and urban development will happen over the amount of time of sharp's reign. they associate anything good that happened within his time as mayor with sharpe and anything they still want accomplished will be accomplished through sharpe.
I agree with Lexi. If you don't like the choices the government is making, elect someone new for a change.
I think lexi brings up an excellent point. Alot of individuals are upset about how things are going in Newark, but yet they haven't changed who their leader is for 32 years! that's their own fault!
Sharpe=dirty politician. you can't punish business owners for supporting Booker. We live in a democracy and we have the right to vote for any canidate we wish without facing punishments.
It really surprises me that even though James is using his police force to limit the rights of business owners the people still refuse to see it and vote for him. It's almost like we're back in the early 1900s where political bosses control entire cities.
this brings me back to the political machines of the early 1900s. sharpe reminds me of boss tweed.
wow that painted-over signs scene was crazy
Sharpe likes to play music at his gatherings and make people feel like they're at a party....since he's already in office i think he feels like he just has to keep people happy, comfortable and unquestioning. the whole political machine thing is unfortunate and frustrating; it seems so unjust and against principles of democracy. it puts the honest candidate in a difficult position
I think that it is sad that Sharpe has to threaten business owners and people to vote for him. Is it that he has to use his power as the current mayor to make people vote for him? if so, what does that say about him as a person, a mayor, a politician? Again, its ridiculous.
a terrorist? are they serious?
Even though people are covering up their Booker signs and not giving him money, I hope that they will see what Sharpe is doing and the dirty stunts he's pulling and vote for Booker instead.
this is sad how its suppose to be a free country where you can support whoever you want in elections and vote however you want, yet these people in Newark have to fear their lifes if they go against the mayor
This is an honest to goodness street fight. Nasty. And ineffective.
Another great point made by bailey. I haven't heard any of Sharpe's beliefs and what he is going to do to make Newark better. (besides the mall and few other huge buildings that he built) Sharpe hasn't said anything he was going to do about all the murder and drugs in Newark. The only thing he has done is dirty politics and partied.
Wow, really, accusing people of being terrorists?
i cannot stand sharpe. how could anyone vote for him after incidents like this? honestly they are brainwashed.
sharpe runs a dirty campaign...did he really call him a terrorist? give me a break...
If people would take a step back and see what Sharpe is doing to the very people he is supposed to represent, they would not be supporting him.
i can't believe that people are so sick that they will break into someones home to steal things in a campaign....its just sad.
I think that the system is so corrupt and ruled by James that the people are scared to do anything different, which is very very sad because I believe Booker will bring the change they need.
I agree. He's throwing out words like terrorist? I think he does that because he understands that he isn't doing anything to benefit Newark and his position could be in jeopardy.
it surprises me how many large groups and corps. r behind cory booker,yet people still doubt him..
I think it was the right time for the higher government to step in and make sure that the votes are fair. But those sound trucks are not only obnoxious but also so suggestive especially when they are right where the vote will take place.
HE SMELLS LIKE THE FUTURE?
best. line. ever.
dead heat! its gotta be getting to sharpe now...he has to realize soon that he can't just sweep this election away. "he smells like the future!!!"
ANYONE WANT TO CHANGE THEIR PREDICTION....DON'T CHEAT
All of the kids understand who is best for Newark. I wish the adults would listen.
the girl knows what she's talking about
It's a funny line, but possibly true!
i agree with lexi. obama should use that in the next election :)
I think Hannah makes a good point that Sharpe has actually made some improvements in Newark over his time in office, so people feel like any problems they still may have are just on their way to being fixed. Sharpe is able to manipulate people into satisfaction with their current state by talking about all the good he's done....reminds me of Orwell's 1984, or any 20th century communist regime. "Things are so much better than they used to be, no need to complain..."
I would love to change my prediction. I still think Booker will win, but not such a blow out. Maybe 55% - 45%
best quote ever. booker has to win now!
i may be being optimistic but im gonna go withBooker 70% Sharpe 30%
I totally agree with Sara. I really hope Booker wins! I think he is the change Newark needs.
Booker 60%Sharpe 40%It will be a tight race, but I think Booker will pull through. (At least I hope so)
thats sick. they don't even know who he is or what he stands for, and yet they "support" him the day of the election. its just sad.
that's ridiculous that people from philly are coming all the way to Newark because they get paid to support someone they don't even know.
It's tough to call. The footage only displays so much. We'll have to see. I'm still thinking Sharpe has it, because he has control, and too many people are still comfortable with that.
if Sharpe wins, I might have to get up and leave because i will be so upset.
Gretchen, I agree. 100%
Booker is a much stronger speaker than Sharpe.
he keeps saying that cory complains everyday...all i have heard from james is complain complain complain, every time we hear him speak...
Laura I totally agree and will walk out with you!
thats just sad when you see police officers taking down signs when they know its illegal to take them down...
I feel I should be more optimistic about Booker, considering documentaries aren't usually made about the loser...Booker - 61%Sharpe - 59%
Sadly I starting to thinkBooker 45Sharpe 55Sharpe's campaign is dominating this final day. I hope i'm wrong.
i still think james is still gonna win. even though hes a big lier that doesn't deserve it, i think he has to much power in this area.
nice math bailey.
Even though I don't like the angle that Sharpe is coming in on, I don't think he will lose to Booker.
This doesn't directly pertain to the video, but I'm curious why the establishment is always painted as the negative and the change the positive? In this situation that is definitely the case, but it just seems like whatever is "tradition" or been in place for a while is wrong and narrow minded and non-progressive. I don't know, just an observation.
like to Lexi's comment that was :)
poor newark. things are going to get worse 4 "four more years!"
I think Cory had a really great last speech and made some great points about starting to chip away at the political machine. Hopefully he beats Sharpe eventually.
Disappointing. Very disappointing. Guess he unfortunately has to wait til the old guy kicks the bucket. Just kidding. Booker definitely should have won though.
http://s11.bdbphotos.com/images/orig/b/9/b9kbxkt7prb3kx79.jpg this looks like cory booker.
thanks yoda...and yes, sharpe better look out in 2006
poor booker. poor newark.
Personally, while I feel as if I would've voted for Booker either way. I will bring up the fact that this entire documentary was produced by someone who worked with Booker... just saying.
i give booker all the credit in the world. he worked hard and deserves to feel good. he got cheated, of the mayor position, but still has a smile on his face. good man.
NO ONE WALKED OUT YET?!?
I agree with gretchen about the speech. Cory isn't giving up which is admirable and proves his character as a politician and a man.
Wow, and Booker still stays strong after all of that. He'll get em next time!
That being said I still think I would've voted for Booker.
Obviously we all wanted him to win, but for the sake of the movie im glad that he didnt. It would have been almost too disney-like where good always defeats evil. But in reality, money and power will get you a long ways, even if you arent on the "good side"
if you haven't seen his twitter, check it out. he interacts with his citizens a lot, and is very productive!
Well at least he won in 2006
Good point michael. i wonder how it would have gone if the documentary supported sharpe...
well, that ending made me feel a little better and saved me from walking out.Booker FTW
yes, it would have been very disney-like...or at least american film like
i don't care if it is disney like!BOOKER!
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haha thanks lexi*59% 41%
at leas he pulled off a win in the end
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