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Cory Booker on Dreaming the Impossible Dream

October 16, 2013, 9:49 PM

Cory Booker has just acquired some newfound powers. The charismatic mayor of Newark, NJ, has been declared the winner in a special election for the United States Senate. 

When Booker sat down for an interview with Big Think, we asked the sci-fi fan what superpower he would like to have, and his answer was revealing. 

"It never hurts to dream impossible dreams," Booker told us, as "you never know they might come true." So if he could have one superpower it would be "control over time," Booker said. "Because that's really my only enemy. 

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