Anyone who thinks Booker has just "pulled the reformer card" is an imbecile. His record is clearly plastered all over the place, you don't have to look hard for hundreds of real accomplishments. Hell, just walk through Newark and ask anyone in that city what it was like 10 years ago.
And for people living far away of Newark, it improved or worsened?
I'm not sure what you're trying to say, but Newark is definitely far, far better off than it was when Booker took office in 2006. There's no question he's been a huge asset to Newark and a breath of fresh air when compared to the Sharpe Jameses and Ron Rices of the world.