If so, do not tell me New York is not in play for Republicans for the first time since 1988.
Of course, Ted Cruz and the Republican Establishment have written off New York because they are political geniuses.
From Politico on tonight's Bernie-Hillary debate:
Clinton, for her part, accused Sanders of not being a Democrat and of being ill-informed about the backbone issue of his campaign: breaking up the big banks. The Democratic front-runner — who established her hefty delegate lead thanks in large part to support from African-American voters — will walk onto the debate stage fresh off an unusually tone-deaf moment: her perplexing participation in a racially charged joke on stage at a weekend event with New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio, which she has yet to fully explain.The fact that they are debating tells you something about her rear-view mirror.
But Politico said the Democratic Establishment fights back:
Local Democratic operatives said Sanders attacks on Clinton’s ties to Wall Street, which may resonate elsewhere, do not appear to be sinking in with an electorate that knows her personally from her years as a senator and might not play well here on a debate stage. “New York union members know what she did after 9/11,” said Stuart Appelbaum, president of the Retail, Wholesale and Department Store Union. “She didn’t come across while she was senator here as being a cheerleader for Wall Street.”
If people are forgiving the money-grubbing Clinton because she represented them for eight years, how forgiving will they be for Trump who has been a New Yorker for all of his nearly 70 years on Earth?A ringing Clinton endorsement from the New York Daily News that simultaneously eviscerated Sanders as a “fantasist who’s at passionate war with reality” also threatens to deprive the senator of much-needed momentum. The paper, read primarily by African-American and working class New Yorkers, targets exactly the voters among whom Sanders was hoping to make inroads in the five boroughs.