One would expect voters from the heavily Democratic Brooklyn neighborhood of Cobble Hill to pick presidential candidate Hillary Clinton in the Nov. 8 general election. Just don’t expect them to advertise it.
Like lawns and windowsills in liberal pockets across the country, much of the neighborhood is bereft of pro-Clinton signage in the final weeks before the election. It’s a stark contrast to the 2012 and 2008 campaigns, when President Barack Obama whipped up a frenzy of support from Democrats and his signature “Hope” and “Forward” signs were ubiquitous.
The scarcity of lawn and window signs is an indication of the Democratic nominee’s struggle to generate enthusiasm among left-leaning voters, a challenge that’s borne out in polling data, and could potentially haunt her if voters fail to turn out on election day.
Her national campaign offices are in Brooklyn. Curiously, they’re in a recently renovated Brooklyn skyscraper that is on the intersection of the downtown Brooklyn streets of Tillary and Clinton.
What should also give her campaign pause to read this is that her policies and Democrat party policies during the Hopeychange Era are in the wheelhouse of Brooklyn white progressives. Their not being so excited for her is like black people being ambivalent about the idea of having fried chicken for supper.