Philadelphians eat cheesesteaks for every meal, play the “Rocky” theme song on repeat and live inside the Liberty Bell. I mean, basically, right?
The 2016 Democratic National Convention is coming to Philadelphia in 2016 (!) and that means Philly is ALL OVER the national news. Clichés! Yay! Here are some of the most egregious:
The New York Times: “Anticipating the Liberty Bell and Independence Hall enfolding their presidential nominee in a patriotic glow, Democrats on Thursday chose Philadelphia for their 2016 national convention.”
Carolyn Ryan, Washington Bureau Chief and Political editor at The Times:
Democrats announce their choice for 2016 convention. pic.twitter.com/jMbQSOmfQ3
— carolynryan (@carolynryan) February 12, 2015
The New York Daily News: “The City of Brotherly Love beat out New York and Columbus, Ohio to score the 2016 Democratic National Convention.”
Carol Lee, White House Correspondent at the Wall Street Journal:
2016 Dem convention to be held in my hometown: Philly! Where culinary missteps on the cheesesteak will cost you votes http://t.co/I6XKO5LBGY
— Carol Lee (@carol_e_lee) February 12, 2015
Evan McMorris-Santoro, White House reporter at Buzzfeed:
excited for the many man on the st interviews at the various cheesesteak places during the DNC. “This Geno’s diner says of Hillary…”
— E McMorris-Santoro (@EvanMcSan) February 12, 2015
Josh Petri, editor at Bloomberg Business
Welcome to the 2016 Democratic Convention and First Annual Joe Biden Cheesesteak Eating Competition *Sponsored by Amtrak
— Josh Petri (@joshpetri) February 12, 2015
(Actually, that competition might be awesome and someone should make that happen.)
Jennifer Epstein, Bloomberg correspondent covering Hillary Clinton:
— Jennifer Epstein (@jeneps) February 12, 2015
Michael Roston, senior staff editor for social media at The New York Times:
Mayor de Blasio should troll Philly by ordering a cheesesteak and eating it with a knife and fork.
— Michael Roston (@michaelroston) February 12, 2015
David Plouffe, former Obama adviser and current Uber executive with the Brotherly Love cliché:
8+ years after his “race speech” in Philly, @BarackObama will return to the City of Brotherly Love to pass the baton. What a journey.
— David Plouffe (@davidplouffe) February 12, 2015
And even Philadelphia’s own Rep. Brendan Boyle!
Philly @RepBrendanBoyle hails “Cheesesteaks Wit Wiz, Rocky steps, Love Park, Schuylkill, pretzels, Boat House Row, Water ice, more pretzels”
— Jonathan Tamari (@JonathanTamari) February 12, 2015
Last but not least, the *actual* Democratic Party posted this video this morning depicting DNC chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz pulling a cheesesteak out of a fridge. (Who puts a cheesesteak in the fridge? Are there real people who don’t eat a whole cheesesteak at one time?)