Ed Rendell’s Top 10 Reasons He’s Not Running For New York Mayor

It’s not enough that he’s being mentioned as a future mayor of New York—Ed Rendell is clearly trying to parlay the attention into an appearance on David Letterman’s New York-based talk show. Otherwise, why else would he create this Top 10 list of reasons he can’t replace Michael Bloomberg?

10.I can’t be Mayor of NYC and root for the Eagles and Phillies
9.I don’t look as good in casual clothes as Mayor Bloomberg does
8.Dealing with a 17 member City Council in Philadelphia was tough enough, New York has 51!
7.There’s no Rocky statue in New York; No Rudy statue either
6.New York City cabbies make their Philadelphia counterparts look like driving instructors
5.I couldn’t win an arm wrestling match with Gov. Christie to settle who owns the Statue of Liberty
4.No one in NYC knows what a “hoagie” is. I think “subs” are used by the Navy
3.No one in NYC knows what a mummer is
2.The Phillie Phanatic is a much better mascot than Mr. Met
1.I can’t get a real cheesesteak in NYC – they actually use good meat and real cheese!

As one local political observer noted via Twitter: Rendell’s clearly trying to milk the attention for all it’s worth. [Edward G. Rendell]