He continues his commentary about Mayor Booker: "Or, Cory Booker could take the George W. Bush route. In the 90's, Governor Bush built up his national reputation as a competent and politically astute Governor of Texas. New Jersey is one of those odd states that holds their gubernatorial elections in off years, and the Democratic nomination spot is wide-open to take on GOP Governor Chris Christie in 2013. The Bush-route might be the better route for Booker to take if he has national office aspirations, but it is far more risky than a 2014 senate race. It is a better route because the American people tend to prefer governors when they vote for national office (see 2000, 1992, 1980, and 1976), over senators (President Obama is only the second sitting senator to win the nation’s highest office since 1960). That said, running for [g]overnor is riskier because recent reports show Governor Christie’s approval rating is at an all-time high."
More: "Win or lose, the Democratic Party will be looking for a new gonfalonier in 2016. The prospective field is already relatively weak with possible candidates including Governor of New York Andrew Cuomo (the prospective frontrunner) and Maryland’s Chief Executive Martin O’Malley, but Cory Booker could do quite a bit to shake up this race should he decide to run or accept a running mate position. However, in order for Booker to continue to move up the greasy poll, he will need to seriously consider making a substantive move either to become senator or governor."