So you may or may not have heard that the Democratic National Convention is slated to come to Philadelphia the week of July 25, 2016, Philly having beat out Brooklyn and Columbus, Ohio, who were also in the running through the final round of the bidding process.
Democratic National Committee Chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz said the city's "deep rooted place in American history provides a perfect setting for this special gathering. I cannot wait to join Democrats across the country to celebrate our shared values, lay out a Democratic vision for the future, and support our nominee," she said.
And as news of the selection broke over social media yesterday, Philadelphians reacted to the news in the usual way: with a mixture of pride, dread, and uncensored and incongruous hope for the Phillies next year.
@rustytackle @PhiladelphiaGov I have a good feeling about the Phillies this year!— Jeff O'Meara (@jomeara555) February 12, 2015
@PhiladelphiaGov @PhillyPrisons Great.Love the crowds.More reason to get anti-crime messages out like more time for rights-loathing felons.— ResoluteRenee (@ResoluteRenee) February 12, 2015
Philly's got a great history of political street art... Hoping artists bring their voice to #DNC2016! pic.twitter.com/Upke4oUfbc— Streets Dept (@StreetsDept) February 12, 2015
The #DNC2016 dates are 7/25/16 - 7/28/16 in case you want to avoid the City, or rent out your place. #Philly #GetOutofDodge— HughE Dillon (@iPhillyChitChat) February 12, 2015
@RustyColbert it's the summer. Most real, non-political people will be at the shore or mountains.— Tony Bruno (@TonyBrunoShow) February 12, 2015
ICYMI, @allieil has the best thing this week on #DNCjawn. Accuracy matters. https://t.co/xJbaUVH4ly #DNC2016 pic.twitter.com/J4UENFZCsF— NewsWorks (@NewsWorksWHYY) February 13, 2015
@phillydotcom welcome to Philadelphia!— Nica (@Neems260) February 12, 2015
@FOX29philly : super bowl > DNC— Brandon Brokely (@iambgreene) February 12, 2015
@phillydotcom time to shine time to shine— john p schott (@schott_john) February 12, 2015
Tip for national reporters writing about #DNC2016 in Philly: Forget cheesesteaks, add in a smart roast pork reference instead.— JoshCornfield (@JoshCornfield) February 12, 2015
BROOKLYN -- #DNC2016 #sadhipster pic.twitter.com/LRYA6J8K3q— Billy Penn (@billy_penn) February 12, 2015
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