Michael Nutter is the Democratic candidate for mayor of Philadelphia. His opponent on the ballot Nov. 6 is Philadelphia businessman Al Taubenberger. I guess somebody forgot to tell Nutter.
In newspapers ads this week, Nutter is giving Philadelphia three reasons why they should vote for him.
One of those reasons is that George W. Bush won't like it if Michael Nutter is elected mayor of Philadelphia. I kid you not. That's the best the Nutter campaign could do?
First, I don't think George W. Bush knows (or cares) who Michael Nutter is. A Democrat winning the mayoral race in a city that is 99 percent Democrat isn't going to faze George W. Bush.
Second, the running against George W. Bush strategy is so yesterday. Democrats were successful in last year's Congressional elections by linking Republican candidates with Bush, but going after the president in a mayoral race is just plain stupid.
Is this the best Nutter can do?
I can see current Mayor John Street, who couldn't hit water if he fell out of a boat, coming up with a asinine campaign against the president, but I had more hope for Nutter.
Guess I was wrong. If you're looking for an alternative to Nutty Nutter, cast a vote for Taubenberger. Here's some information about the Republican candidate.