Tonight: Drink Away Your Fears About Philly’s Future with Citified’s Mayoral Debate Drinking Game
The first televised mayoral debate of 2015 airs tonight at 7 p.m. on NBC10. This matters for a whole lot of grown-up reasons.
It’s also an excuse to get tipsy, which, let’s face it, can only help.
The rules for Citified’s Official Drinking Game for All 2015 Mayoral Debates are as follows:
Drink one sip if:
- A candidate says Pennsylvania needs a new education funding formula.
- A candidate says “super PAC” or “dark money.”
- A candidate speaks fondly of former mayor Ed Rendell.
- A candidate says they’d track down tax delinquents if elected mayor and make them pay.
- A candidate proposes selling, leasing or improving a city asset to save money.
- A candidate says school officials shouldn’t approve any new charters.
- A candidate says the School Reform Commission should be abolished.
- A candidate talks about making city government more efficient.
- A candidate says that they’d work hand-in-hand with City Council or state officials as mayor.
- A candidate talks about collecting “payments in lieu of taxes” from nonprofits.
- You observe someone on Facebook, on Twitter or IRL bemoaning, “Are these really the mayoral candidates?”
Drink two sips if:
- Former District Attorney Lynne Abraham says, “I’ll be nobody’s mayor but yours.”
- State Sen. Anthony Williams talks about his record of supporting additional state funding for the city’s schools.
- Former City Councilman Jim Kenney discusses his proposal to expand pre-K.
- Former Philadelphia Gas Works executive Doug Oliver talks about young people.
- Former city solicitor Nelson Diaz attacks Kenney.
- Ex-con/former state Sen. Milton Street talks about violence.
Drink all the drinks in your house if:
- A candidate speaks fondly of former mayor John Street.
- A candidate says they support Mayor Michael Nutter‘s proposal to raise property taxes by 9 percent.
- A candidate other than Abraham criticizes City Council President Darrell Clarke.
- Kenney announces that he and his past mentor, former state Sen. Vince Fumo, are BFFs again.
- Williams defends school vouchers.
- Abraham defends the death penalty.
- Street makes all of our nights by breaking into song.
If you don’t booze, we suggest you play a round of bingo with the same prompts. Be safe, and enjoy the debate!