If at first you don't succeed:
PHILADELPHIA was a front-runner to host the Democratic National Convention this year, but Mayor Nutter, concerned about the city's budget troubles, dragged his feet in 2010 and then declined to bid for the event.
Nutter is now cautiously optimistic about holding a Democratic convention in Philly in 2016.
He dodged when asked on MSNBC Thursday morning to speculate about presidential candidates four years from now.
Instead, Nutter offered: "Well, when you want to talk about 2016, you might want to think about Philadelphia, 2016, DNC." philly.com
Previously, Columbus, Nashville, Salt Lake, Newark, Indianapolis, Dallas, Phoenix, St. Louis and Cleveland have been mentioned as potential candidates to host one or both of the conventions in 2016.