Freddy’s “Two New Yorks” message, which draws him steady fire as “divisive,” is also an opportunity, because it gets attention.
He took full advantage today, playing with the theme in a speech that tries simultaneously to expand and put to rest notions that it is a message of division.
“There are two New Yorks. I have lived in both of them. Born in one, I crossed the bridge of hope and opportunity into the other, but I have never forgotten where I came from.”
It’s a good speech, and a reminder — to make an uninformed guess, and no doubt slight many — that it’s nice to have former Clinton speechwriters hanging around the office.