The Best Thing That Happened This Week

Mitt Romney tiptoed in.

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Sometimes we look around this city of ours, shake our heads, and say, “Why?” Why, for example, is the front-running candidate for mayor, Lynne Abraham, 74 years old? Why has so much of her competition (hello, Anthony Hardy Williams, Jonathan Saidel and Sam Katz) similarly been around for a thousand years? Why can’t we ever have anything shiny and new and nice? But then this week we learned that Mitt Romney is seriously thinking of running for president in 2016 — against contenders likely to include, not just Hillary Clinton and Jeb Bush, but also Rick Santorum and Mike Huckabee. Déjà voodoo! We’re not behind the times, Philly; we’re the goddamn cutting edge!