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Mayor Michael Nutter
Philadelphia, PA / Pop. 1,449,634 / Elected 2007

“Often, whatever the federal government is not doing or what states are not doing shows up as problems in cities all across America.”

— Mayor Michael Nutter

Alon Levy on 09.17.2008:

Nowadays, the myth is more exurban than rural, I think. The Republicans used to say Democrats only played in big cities, while the Republican suburbs were real America. Now that the Democrats have flipped Long Island and Westchester and are about to flip Chester County and Dallas County, the Republicans have retreated to the exurbs, saying that they are now where America really is.

And for what it's worth, McCain's latest attempt at culture war politics, the anti-sex ed ad, reduced him from up by 3 points to down by 1.

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