Trump (Queens) vs. Bernie (Brooklyn): The New York Values Throwdown
Huffington Post - about 1 year
It's been 112 years since two New Yorkers ran against each other for president (Teddy Roosevelt won). There was the four-term colossus of FDR, of course, followed by crickets: Thomas E. Dewey was the (losing) Republican in 1948; Geraldine Ferraro was the Democrats' (losing) veep candidate in 1984.
But now -- and this is Yuge -- Gotham is back, and we are relishing (with lots of relish) the very real possibility that two New York hot dogs could be the finalists (and that a third, Michael Bloomberg, could run as an independent).
Bernie Sanders, lately of Vermont, was born in Brooklyn and has the hard-boiled accent, in-your-face style and socialist chops to prove it. Donald Trump is upper-end Queens, but still Queens, where ambitious WASPs yearn to make it big in Manhattan -- which The Donald did with a million bucks from Dad.
(Hillary Clinton is sort of a New Yorker, but Chappaqua, where her email server lives, is Westchester County, which is too suburban to
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