By Richard Johnson
June 1, 2015
Martin O’Malley’s minions need a primer on populism.
When the Democratic presidential candidate’s team tried to woo Allen Roskoff, president of the powerful Jim Owles Democratic Club, they invited the gay activist to breakfast at Norma’s at Le Parker Meridien, where only the 1 percent of tourists can afford to nosh.
Oatmeal is $19, French toast goes for $25 and “The Zillion Dollar Lobster Frittata” — with 10 oz. of Sevruga caviar — costs $1,000. The menu notes: “Norma dares you to expense this.”
Roskoff told me, “Trying to woo a ’60s lefty with a breakfast that could feed a homeless shelter was extremely dumb.” He’s leaning toward socialist Bernie Sanders.