When running for Mayor some time ago, Michael Nutter actually took the time to slam Bush/Cheney in his ads, which made no sense – Philadelphia’s local problems are its own doing and responsibility. I went looking for progress reports on how the city is doing, haven’t found many yet. If you have links I should read, post them in the comments. Maybe the homeless problem is better and the crime rate is down overall, who knows?
I know several Philly residents that will mug you personally and enjoy it if you try to contend living in the city is some kind of paradise, though.