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.
@RustyColbert it's the summer. Most real, non-political people will be at the shore or mountains.— Tony Bruno (@TonyBrunoShow) February 12, 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
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