Tuesday, Nov. 7, will be an election night in the U.S., including local elections with national significance. One of these is Bill de Blasio’s almost certain re-election as New York City mayor, against which the Republicans have deployed conservative Nicole Malliotakis.
After a year of absence, Bernie Sanders returned to the stage to campaign for de Blasio on Monday. He was welcomed as a rock star, as always. De Blasio took months before endorsing Hillary Clinton for the primaries, since he tended to be much closer to Sanders, both socialists and free spirits, not at the center of the party.
This joint event proved it. From the stage, they both used language that seemed borrowed from the Occupy Wall Street movement — the 1 percent, the resistance. De Blasio is the de facto incarnation of Sanders’ policy, based on redistribution of resources, solidarity and protection of minorities.