Here, Then, Is The Single Greatest Michael Nutter Television Appearance Of All Time (Until Later Today)
On Tuesday, someone on CNN’s DNC coverage team had the amazing idea to seat Mayor Michael Nutter next to Tea Party Express‘ Amy Kremer, who attempted to explain why she believes President Obama “doesn’t love America the way we do.” Stay with this one for Nutter’s reaction. It is the reaction of a man who has discovered a disturbed, developmentally disabled child playing with its own feces. He does not know… he cannot fathom why… he just can’t. As the segment progresses, we see a window into the man we’ve never seen before. There is anger and consternation, sure, but there is also dark fascination and, then, finally, as he somehow, in the moment, transcends politics altogether, real emotional pain. And as he nearly whispers How could you say that?, we suddenly understand two things: What life in City Council must have been like for Nutter, and why we voted for this man in the first place. God bless you, Michael. And knock ‘em dead tonight, you hear?