Ed Glaeser asks the presidential candidates: "What about the cities?" Last month, Clyde Haberman wondered the same thing. It’s a good question.
Every rural cornpone mom and pop in Iowa has had a candidate personally promise to put on their slippers on every morning, but what about the majority of Americans that live in urban and suburban areas?
Turns out The Nation and the Drum Major Institute have just done a video project on it, interviewing ten U.S. mayors, from Atlanta, Baltimore, Boston, Buffalo, Denver, Los Angeles, Miami, Minneapolis, Rochester and Salt Lake City.
The results are on MayorTV.com.
Here’s my boy Rocky:
Manny Diaz of Miami:
Villaraigosa of L.A.:
Lots more at MayorTV.