The Bipartisan Crowd at McCain's Speech in Bay Ridge

John Turnbull, the owner of Windows We Are, Inc. in Bay Ridge, where John McCain is set to deliver a

John Turnbull, the owner of Windows We Are, Inc. in Bay Ridge, where John McCain is set to deliver a speech with an introduction by Michael Bloomberg, just told me he’s a Democrat and voted for Al Gore in 2004 2000.

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But being a Democrat in Bay Ridge is sort of like being a Republican on the Upper West Side.

When I asked if he thought Bloomberg would make a good vice presidential candidate, he smiled politely and said he didn’t know.

Walking by in a blue suit and green tie was George Prezioso, a vice chairman of the G.O.P. in Brooklyn. He told me he thinks McCain needs a vice president with strong conservative credentials, like Charlie Crist, the governor of Florida.

So, not Bloomberg, I said.

"He’s a Democrat," he said.

 

The Bipartisan Crowd at McCain's Speech in Bay Ridge