Friday, May 04, 2007

Nutter Mania

Well, the Philadelphia mayoral election is almost with us. The primary, anyway, which is what matters. Michael Nutter seems to be getting endorsed by every local publication - Inqy, Daily News, Philadelphia Magazine, City Paper - though whether that reflects well on him I have no idea.

The election is pretty weird. I wouldn't have predicted a Knox-Nutter showdown, which is what polls say it is right now. You basically have a rich guy with not much gov't experience and a wonky ex-city councilman beating two members Congress, one of whom basically runs one wing of the Philadelphia machine, and a prominent state legislator.

I still don't know who I'm going to vote for, but it's been interesting to watch.