She goes to Broadway musicals. She shops at Bergdorf Goodman. She works in Midtown Manhattan and spends summers on the shores of Long Island. Hillary Rodham Clinton has never been more of a New Yorker than she has since she left the State Department a year and a half ago. And if she runs for president in 2016, she would appreciate a Democratic National Convention on her home turf.
It has been 22 years since Bill Clinton accepted his party's presidential nomination to the backdrop of Fleetwood Mac's "Don't Stop" and raucous applause at Madison Square Garden. Now, both he and Mrs. Clinton are said to be encouraging Mayor Bill de Blasio's efforts to bring the convention back to New York City, this time to Brooklyn, the haven of liberal cool.