You can strike the City of Brotherly Love from the list of potential host cities for the 2012 Democratic National Convention.
In a letter sent today to the Democratic National Committee, the city's mayor, Michael Nutter, says cost considerations make it impossible for Philadelphia to serve as host.
The decision is not surprising.
While I was in Washington last week at The Washington Center's academic seminar I heard more than once that Philadelphia was pushing back on any discussion about the convention. The cities that continue to bubble to the top in any conversation -- St. Louis and Charlotte.
The Democrats are not expected to announce their decision any time soon.