Friday, March 21, 2014


I have no idea if it makes financial sense for Philly (or any city) to host a political convention, but it is probably about the best city for such a thing. I don't mean that in a ra ra Philly booster sense, just that it has the facilities, it has the hotel rooms, it has decent enough public transportation, it has plenty of bars and restaurants, and the arena is accessible with a quick bus or subway trip. Boston was kind of a mess in 2004 because their arena was fairly centrally located, but the location of Philly's would mean the absurd security zone wouldn't shut down the city. Well, it shouldn't have to at least.