New Yorkers On The Presidential Election

I’m traveling again, obviously. One of my favorite shops asked people to post a note about who they plan to vote for. The answers were … interesting. Wish I’d taken more pictures:




Yeah, I like the John Lennon suggestion, too. Too bad he’s dead. There were a couple hundred slips of paper on this bulletin board and a huge number of them were anti-Trump. Which is funny, since Trump is a New Yorker. Remember how everyone laughed when Al Gore lost his home state? Trump didn’t lose him home state in the primary, at least during the Republican primary, but he certainly doesn’t garner much respect among New Yorkers.


Filed under 2008 presidential election, 2016 Election, Donald Trump, travel

6 responses to “New Yorkers On The Presidential Election

  1. Democommie

    You’re in my neck of the woods?

  2. Prup (aka Jim Benton)

    And mine? (Brooklyn?)

    And there has never been much danger of Trump carrying New York. It is tolerant, diverse, liberal, and not too fond of the richer residents in general, and developers in particular.

    • I guess I am in your neck of the woods … I didn’t realize you were a Brooklynite. That’s so hipster of you! 🙂

      • Prup (aka Jim Benton)

        Hipster? Hipster, hey, I’m older than dirt myself (70 nezt month, but it feels longer) and that was antiquated by the time people tried to use it for me. (Though I did like the ‘relic of Bohemianism’ term the NYTMag used for the caption to the only published picture of me, from the Spring of 1965, comparing the various looks around the Columbia Campus.)

        No, I’ve been a New Yorker pretty much since then, except for 69-75, when I briefly lived in Baltimore and Philly. (Of course, as someone who was already saying “I’ve been a Mets fan all my life” naturally I moved out of NYC in June of 1969 — but to Baltimore?)

        Came back to Manhattan, only moved to Brooklyn after I met my wife in 91. We’re now living in the place she grew up in — 12 blocks away from Bernie’s boyhood home on E. 26th St. (And, btw, next Friday marks 25 years of marriage. Diamond anniversary, so naturally we gave each other matching Mets shirts. A game would have been nice, but my legs and breathing prevent that.)

        Not exactly ‘hipster territory’ — that’s mostly Park Slope. I’m on the other side of the line that divides “Oh, Wow!” land from “Oy vey” territory, and am one of the few goyim left on the block, Even our landlord — Em (and her brother, who left for NC and deserves living there — I don’t like him very much) sold the house and we took half our proceeds as 10 years rent in the upstairs half — is the ‘rabbi next door,’ his father-in-law downstairs is also a rabbi, as is the husband of the family in the converted basement — all ultra-Orthodox but tolerant of us.