Of Tanks and Turnstiles

Following the headline-making photo-ops in advance of the April 19 New York primary, Fortune magazine asked me to opine on MetroCards and other memorable moments during the Age of Optics.

An excerpt from the article:

In the careful calculus of political party calendar making, the New York presidential primary, set for April 19, wasn’t supposed to matter all that much. And yet, with Bernie Sanders and Ted Cruz shellacking Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump, respectively, in Wisconsin’s primary, both Clinton and Trump now find themselves in the crosshairs of the Manhattan media maelstrom.

So when Secretary Clinton and Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz, Jr. ventured into the 161st Street Station on Thursday to take the New York City subway’s 4 train two stops to the 170th Street Station, and the Secretary’s MetroCard logged four unsuccessful swipes before allowing the expectant commuter through the turnstile, the Democratic frontrunner became the proverbial fowl in those crosshairs.

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