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Bill de Blasio’s surge is not a national liberal revival

Bill de Blasio, the leading candidate for mayor in New York’s upcoming Democratic primary, makes lots of liberal pronouncements. He’s concerned about inequality. He doesn’t like how the NYPD’s stop and frisk policy has been applied. He’s invested in fixing the public school system. His favorite Wu Tang member is GZA.

The result of all this is that – if the polls are to be believed – he's about to win Tuesday’s primary by as much as 20 points. The natural conclusion: This is evidence of a "rebirth of liberalism," and a "reproducible" roadmap for liberals across America for how to run a fiercely progressive campaign and win!

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