Why Mayor Nutter's Rise to National Prominence Is Better for Philly Than We Think

By Randy LoBasso
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October 2011

The U.S. House and Senate both reject the president’s Recover America Jobs Act. Nutter holds a press conference on the 40th Street Bridge to publicly disapprove.

November 2011

Nutter wins re-election over Republican Karen Brown with about 75 percent of the vote. His media campaign for a second Obama term begins.

May 2012

Nutter attacks Romney’s history at Bain Capitol. “When anyone tries to discuss that issue or his experience, we see the crocodile tears come out and the claim that those who want to explore his record don’t believe in capitalism.”

June 2012

Using Philadelphia Weekly reporting as a guide, Talking Points Memo asks if the Obama campaign has a new favorite East Coast mayor: “Is Michael Nutter the new Cory Booker?”

July 2012

Mitt Romney gives a speech to the NAACP, and is booed. Nutter suggests Romney got himself booed on purpose in order to shore up a racist voter base.

September 2012

Nutter speaks at the Democratic National Convention on the same night as President Obama.

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1. SC said... on Sep 26, 2012 at 10:36AM

“Interesting read.”

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2. cn said... on Sep 26, 2012 at 01:43PM

“This is a mayor of a city where violent crime is rampant, schools are a joke, taxes are increased three years in a row and the city is still going broke, and he's being considered for a federal position? That must be the democrat definition of success.”

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3. Anonymous said... on Sep 26, 2012 at 11:40PM

““People think you pick up a phone and make a phone call and they send you a bundle of cash,” says Gillen, “and it’s really not that way.”

Who thinks this?”

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4. Anonymous said... on Sep 29, 2012 at 02:58PM


Does Philly Weekly even care what they publish any more? Might as well publish 40 pages of sex ads.”

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5. 2 streeter said... on Oct 1, 2012 at 06:18AM

“philly is trash, so he should be in the limelight?”

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6. DEBlanks said... on Oct 1, 2012 at 03:49PM

“Gov.Rendell by 1996 took care of business in Philadelphia, as I read A Prayer For The City, Philadelphia was uplifted, on better fiscal ground, and far from where it was prior to him taking office. In Nutter's circumstance, he has to ask what has he done outside of interviewing for a national position? Are Philadelphian's uplifted? Is the fiscal outlook better? Is education on better footing? Has Nutter led on anything?”


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