The Bridge

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.