McCain Visits Harlem, Rudy Doesn’t

John McCain just left an event at Sylvia’s Restaurant in Harlem, where, according to an attendee, he spent about 45 minutes mingling with and addressing a group of about 30 supporters.

“A lot of us have been involved in politics for a long time, maybe since Rockefeller, and it’s the first time that a Republican presidential candidate graced Harlem while running,” said the attendee. (Aside to readers: Can this possibly be true?)

Not that the black vote will be a massive factor in the Republican primary process, but the Sylvia’s appearance does provide a notable symbolic contrast with Rudy Giuliani’s appearance today at the almost exclusively white Harmonie Club. McCain Visits Harlem, Rudy Doesn’t