Cory Booker expected to tweet decision to run for Senate; ‘Historic tweet’ mockery gold; Update: The tweet!/CarrieNBCNews/status/281788291483836417

Ah, the Twitter age! That’s right, Mayor Cory Booker is expected to announce that he will run for the Senate in N.J., and not for Governor, as some were guessing.

Cory Booker will not run for Governor against Chris Christie instead will run for Senate in 2014.

— Sean Breeze (@SeanBreeze) December 20, 2012

The announcement is reportedly going to be made via tweet.

Our friends at WNBC report @corybooker plans to tweet later today that he’s not running f

— Chuck Todd (@chucktodd) December 20, 2012

To finish that last tweet: @corybooker will not run for NJ GOV but instead, as many expected, run for NJSEN in 2014 if Lautenberg retires

— Chuck Todd (@chucktodd) December 20, 2012

Breathless and flustered much, Chuck Todd?

…or the border? RT @chucktodd Our friends at WNBC report @corybooker plans to tweet later today that he’s not running f

— Jon Gabriel (@ExJon) December 20, 2012

Heh. We hope Booker’s tweet is composed better than those!

Booker’s Twitter feed shows a bit of a tease, perhaps?

Life is about purpose not popularity, significance not celebrity. If u have no detractors, critics or adversaries ur probably not doing much

— Cory Booker (@CoryBooker) December 20, 2012

Let your critics humble/ & enemies make u wise / Learn from every stumble / But let nothing hold u down, for u were born to rise @sinboy

— Cory Booker (@CoryBooker) December 20, 2012

Reaction and some mocking of the anticipated “historic” tweet comes in swiftly.

I’m sure my fellow Democrats, like @ericboehlert, are super pissed that Cory Booker admitted he can’t beat Chris Christie.

— RB (D) (@RBPundit) December 20, 2012

Saw that there was some news about Cory Booker & just assumed that he had ran into the fires of hell to avert the coming apocalypse #mayans

— Art Drauglis (@ADrauglis) December 20, 2012

I want a tick-tock of how Cory Booker composed this historic tweet.

— daveweigel (@daveweigel) December 20, 2012

Now people are…doing advance work on their tweets?…

— John Podhoretz (@jpodhoretz) December 20, 2012

WNBC reports Booker running for SEN, he “is expected to tweet his decision…sometime Thursday.”…

— e mcmorris-santoro (@evanmc_s) December 20, 2012

Booker now inside the Fortress of Solitude, composing his tweet

— daveweigel (@daveweigel) December 20, 2012

Earth rumbles as Founding Fathers turn over in their graves “Booker is expected to tweet his decision…”…

— Hilary Tone (@PaleForceProud) December 20, 2012

Corey Booker to run for Senate. Will live-tweet entire thing while saving children from burning buildings and only eating off food stamps.

— Dave Rubin (@RubinReport) December 20, 2012

Expected to tweet? Haha. MT @evanmc_s: WNBC reports Booker running for SEN, he “is expected to tweet his decision…sometime Thursday.

— Eric Schultz (@ericschul) December 20, 2012

What’s the over-under on how many retweets this @corybooker tweet is going to get? #NJGov #NJSen

— Justin W. Williamson (@DubyaWilliamson) December 20, 2012

Stay tuned!

preemptively annoyed at all of you for retweeting booker’s announcement tweet

— Sam Baker (@sam_baker) December 20, 2012


Twitchy will, of course, monitor and update with Booker’s tweet. Better make it a good one, Mayor! The Twittersphere won’t cut you any slack.

Update: The big announcement! He will “explore” a run in 2014, after finishing his work as mayor.

A Twitter/YouTube combo.

Thank you for your support up to this point. Read about my upcoming plans here: #finishingthework

— Cory Booker (@CoryBooker) December 20, 2012


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