Skip to comments.Asked if he's gay, Booker says: 'So what does it matter if I am?'
Posted on 08/28/2013 2:05:25 AM PDT by SMGFan
It's a question he has been asked in the past, but this time it came amid a campaign for the U.S Senate.
In a profile that appeared in the Washington Post on Monday, Newark Mayor Cory Booker was asked about the persistent rumor that he is gay.
"People who think I'm gay, some part of me thinks it's wonderful," Booker told the interviewer, "because I want to challenge people on their homophobia. I love seeing on Twitter when someone says I'm gay, and I say, 'So what does it matter if I am? So be it.'"
When asked about the interview by The Star-Ledger today, Booker said it was his plan to stick to the major issues in his race against former Mayor Steve Lonegan of Bogota, a Republican, and that sexual preference should not be an issue when voters go to the polls on Oct. 16.
"I dont intend to answer," said Booker, who was returning from Washington after attending a meeting with President Obama on gun violence. "It should not matter. That was my point."
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Right , the question is , is he progressive in moderate clothing? Or just vote for him because he is Black? He did a great job in Newark & he will vote just like Lautenberg & Menendez.
Rival calls Booker’s ‘gay’ comments ‘weird’
Its kind of weird, Lonegan, the former mayor of Bogota, said in an interview Tuesday night when asked about Bookers remarks by Newsmaxs Steve Malzberg. As a guy I personally like being a guy.
Born gay, as gay as the wind blows
As gay as the grass grows
Born gay to follow your heart
Live gay and beauty surrounds you
The world still astounds you
Each time you look at a star
Stay gay where no walls divide you
Youre gay as the roaring tide
So theres no need to hide
Born gay and life is worth living
But only worth living
Cause youre born gay
That’s him coming out, all right.
(Obamas ears pick up)
He can’t be the first black President, so ...
A fuggie! I can guarantee he’ll be Lindsey Graham’s BFF if he wins the election!
This is precisely the reason gays are gaining in the implementation of gay life. Why on Earth is this a campaign issue? Can you believe that people are interested in this? Well keep the issue of gays alive and they will gain more and more. Conservatives will NEVER learn. I always thought conservatives have done more to advance the gay agenda than anybody else.
He’s one of the Chief GAY’s Best Friend....of COURSE he’s GAY!!
After the first women president guess what? Booker/Manning 2024!
In black culture...isn’t the term “on the down low”
This looks bogus — I’d never seen anything to that effect before. Everyone’s just burned out on the use of the race card. Thanks SMGFan.
Hey booker... GOD says that it matters.
Born gay, as gay as the wind blows...
...please sir, so early in the morning...the real song, as horrible a tune as was ever dreamed of, is now running through my head and will be all day...thanks so much...
Well if being a person that follows God’s word and or person of good moral character and a voter, it does matter to us if you are a pervert.........
“some part of me thinks it’s wonderful,”
So I guess he’s gay then. My gaydar is as accurate as your average meteorologist so I don’t have a clue whether he is by looking at him. I couldn’t tell that Darrin #2 on Bewitched was a homo until someone told me, I thought the reason he had zero chemistry with Samantha was just because he was a terrible actor.
Pretty pathetic, these libs attack “homophobia” all day long but refuse to come out of the closet themselves because they know it would break their mama’s heart and could cost them votes (or viewers, Kevin Spacey). Girl up and admit you pack fudge Corey.
At least he’s not denying it outright like Charlie Crist. Still pretty pathetic though not to answer, I mean that’s all well and good if the idea is to keep that stuff to oneself as you should and not pimp “gay rights”, I think former Republican Rep. Dave Drier took that approach. But Corey’s not for that, he’s for being out and proud and loud, right? So he’s a hypocrite.
Could he really just be refusing to answer because of his twisted principles? Call me cynical but I think that’s unlikely. Possible sure but I don’t know, if he’s not gay then he really shouldn’t want to be giving women the idea that he’s gay, right? Is neither gay nor straight, is he like “Troy McClure” in that classic Simpson’s episode where he married Homer’s sister in law? ;p
A shame all we’re tossing at him is Lonegan, who will lose badly because gay or not, who knows, doesn’t matter, but we do know he’s a socialist and a clown.
So Booker is “carefree, lighthearted, and happy”?
Huh. And here I just thought he was queer... silly me.
Lonegan’s a socialist? I’m not following here... ‘splain, please...
” So Booker is carefree, lighthearted, and happy?”
So Booker is carefree, lightloafered, and happy?
No, Booker is a socialist and clown. I guess I worded that badly.
Lonegan is just a bad campaigner who can't win (couldn't even if the Chrissy and Jersey GOP lifted a finger to help, which they won't because he's not a country clubber), which is why it's a shame he's the only serious Republican that even ran. We're just handing this seat away to this maybe homosexual definitely socialist doofus, Booker.
Why couldn't that dumb SOB Chrstine have appointed someone besides a crony to be a seat warmer? Useless tub of lard.
” Why couldn’t that dumb SOB Chrstine have appointed someone besides a crony to be a seat warmer? Useless tub of lard. “
Melt him down, and use the oil.
Use it for what? Even our nation’s prisons would deserve better than oil o’chrissy. Their food would taste like lies.
” Old Blowhard Oil”
That’s a whale of an idea...
You think Lindsey will cheat on McCain?