Roosevelt Island Is Living Embodiment Of Issues Hillary Clinton Wants To Champion Says Roosevelt Island Historical Society President Judy Berdy In Politico Article
... Roosevelt Island is a community of 14,000 located in the East River between Manhattan and Queens. It’s widely associated in popular memory with its namesake, President Franklin Delano Roosevelt, and his (increasingly distant) dream of a thriving American middle class—themes of an era, no doubt, that the Clinton campaign wishes to project in the popular mind.
Team Clinton deserves credit for the choice. They’ve handpicked a location that is far more than a mnemonic reference to the 1930’s president and economic champion that Clinton wants to be associated with. At its heart, Roosevelt Island is an American social experiment with a rich past—a living, historical embodiment of many major issues that Clinton wants to champion. Look closer at Roosevelt Island, and you’ll find a vision of the kind of American history Clinton draws upon—and a hint of the coming campaign that will talk about it....
Click here for full Politico article by Ms. Berdy and here for Ms. Clinton's June 13 Roosevelt Island speech.The rocky history of Roosevelt Island http://t.co/qApWUvjRRo via @POLITICOMag | Getty pic.twitter.com/rxwEB2P3RA— POLITICO (@politico) June 14, 2015