One More Lost Opportunity for America’s Cities
When the Democratic presidential candidates debated in Cleveland not long ago, local residents were taken aback and disappointed that moderator Tim Russert never asked a single question about the city’s foreclosure crisis. They had hoped to hear the candidates address their most overwhelming challenge.
People in Philadelphia must be feeling the same way. If you’re disappointed by the tone and tenor of last night’s debate, check out this list of 10 questions that urban advocates in a city facing big problems hoped could have been raised during the debate - from stopping foreclosures, to creating affordable housing, to ending homelessness.
The lesson seems to be that if your city hosts a debate, don’t expect the things that matter most to you to come up. Unless Sean Hannity tells George Stephanopoulous to ask about them, apparently.