What will Nutter bring to the Democratic Convention?

    This week Michael Nutter will speak at the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, N.C. What do you expect the mayor to bring to the proceedings? Does he have a good story to tell?

    Today, hot on the heels of a Labor Day weekend with near-100% hotel occupancy in Philadelphia, Mayor Michael Nutter published an essay in the Huffington Post singing the praises of the city’s hospitality industry.

    The piece is part of a HuffPo series meant to spotlight issues not being discussed at the season’s political conventions — among them, poverty in America, which Philadelphia has much experience with. Nutter says he sees the city’s hotel, restaurant and events sector as one pillar of Philly’s salvation, though he acknowledges there is still a long road ahead.

    This week Nutter will speak at the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, N.C. Do you think he will bring his message of hope to the podium? Does he have a good story to tell?

    Tell us in the comments below.

    You may miss his time slot on the major networks, but you’ll be able to catch him on CNN and PBS. He may not have quite the same platform that Chris Chrtistie had with his Republican keynote address. Still, it’s intriguing to think about what his inclusion in the Democrats’ soiree might mean for his political future, if anything.

    Some commentators consider it “within the realm of possibility” that Nutter may be tapped for a position in Washington, should President Obama win a second term. Is that something you’d like to see? Do you think there’s any significance to the mayor’s inclusion? 

    Correction: A previous version of this post indicated Mayor Nutter was to speak Wednesday night, but we are getting word now that he has been rescheduled for Thursday night.

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