Now that we know the matchup for November's mayoral election, can Republican Joe Lhota actually win in deep blue New York City - particularly when Bill de Blasio made such a successful appeal to a variety of identity groups? Reihan Salam, senior fellow at R Street, contributor to The National Review and CNN, discusses what he and fellow New York Republicans want to see from Lhota. And New York Times urban affairs correspondent Sam Roberts breaks down the demographic challenges Lhota faces -- plus the types of Democrats he'll have to win over.
Sam Roberts says that identity politics may not be over in NYC, it's just that De Blasio managed to play to so many identities.— Brian Lehrer Show (@BrianLehrer) September 17, 2013
Sam Roberts points out that the times NYC has elected a Republican, the city has been in "a time of crisis." Crime, terror, recession...— Brian Lehrer Show (@BrianLehrer) September 17, 2013
Lhota should also talk about helping people move up the economic ladder, particularly using middle-income housing policy says @reihan— Brian Lehrer Show (@BrianLehrer) September 17, 2013