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OP-ED: Booker Missed an Opportunity to Make “Cory in The House” a Reality

As a young college student taking on my third year of a political science degree, there are two things that I have loved since child hood. One is Cory in the House, the result of popular Disney Channel show That’s So Raven, and two, Cory Booker since he began his run for the Presidency.

I still remember where I was when Booker announced his campaign. I was sitting at Strange Brew in downtown Binghamton drinking a caramel latte with my friends Jalisa, when she tapped me on my hand and said “Cory is going to be in the White House!"

At first I was shocked, and then angry, then in disbelief and then absolutely ecstatic. I was in the middle of writing a paper about how Cory In the House was the defining show for our generation, and how it felt to see one of our own spiritual leaders (Kyle Massey) walking in the same hallways as the former leaders of our great nation.

It was wonderful. But all the joy, all the tears, all of that went away when Booker decided he just didn’t really want to be president, and for that, I will never forgive him.

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