During Bill Clinton’s presidency, his strategists wielded the buzzword “triangulation.”
Fans defined the concept as using progressive policies to quell conservative concerns. Detractors called it nothing more than political difference-splitting.
Whether it’s triangulating, or just being a politician, Bill de Blasio — a Clintonista by background — sounds bent on convincing less-liberal skeptics they shouldn’t fear his mayoralty.
Far ahead in polls, de Blasio of course aims to douse any fires that Republican candidate Joe Lhota may kindle by warning of high crime, heavier tax burdens and educational stagnation if the Democrat wins.