Michael Nutter Likes His Eggs Sunny-Side Up
My name is … Michael Nutter.
I am a … mayor.
The chances of me ever working in the White House … are zero.
When I want a candy bar, I eat a … Hershey’s chocolate bar. Without nuts.
My advice to the next mayor of Philadelphia … is to be strong.
The most famous person on my cell phone … is probably Michael Bloomberg.
If you see me grilling, I’ll be drinking a … chardonnay or lemonade.
My most non-mayorly talent other than rapping … is putting together a playlist.
The best Arnold Schwarzenegger movie is … Are there any?
I try to teach my daughter that … everyone deserves respect.
When I just want to chill out … I go into the basement and watch a movie.
My standard Wawa order is … a turkey Shorti with mustard and sweet peppers.
The thing that black people and white people don’t understand about each other … is each other.
The most powerful person in Philadelphia … is my wife.
The best concert I ever went to was … Prince at the Tower. He was incredible. The movement. The music. He was running around all over the place.
One TV show I am embarrassed to say I watch is … What Not to Wear.
If you want to challenge me to a game that you will win … make it chess. I’ve been getting beat by fourth- and fifth-graders a lot lately.
I like my eggs … sunny-side up. With turkey bacon.
The last time I pulled an all-nighter … was probably the Occupy situation last year.
The best Philadelphia politician ever was … Bill Gray. He broke through a lot of barriers, rose to a very high level in Congress, and really encouraged a lot of African-Americans to pursue elected office and stood by them. It’s a model that has never fully been replicated.
If I could change one and only one thing about Philadelphia … I would eliminate violence.
The last book I read in its entirety was … Game Change. Last summer.
The most beautiful spot in Philadelphia … is Belmont Plateau.
If I had a vanity license plate, it would read … MAN. My initials.
One song I always turn up is … “The Fire,” by the Roots. It’s got one hell of a beat and a great message.
My favorite hymn is … “Amazing Grace.” It’s about how life can twist and turn for you. It’s uplifting but at the same time a reminder that we can fall on hard times. It’s about redemption, the power of redemption.
If Romney wins in November … heaven help us.
My daughter is always telling me … “You just don’t understand.”