Metro columnist Clark DeLeon takes a look at the mayoral race today, with his view on the "truth squads" ramping up anti-Tom Knox ads.
He sees Michael Nutter as the leader now ...
While the long knives were sharpening to carve up Knox, Nutter has emerged down the stretch like Smarty Jones at the Preakness. Unless yesterday’s rousing endorsement by the Philadelphia Inquirer jinxes him, Nutter should now be seen as the frontrunner.
... could a 527 against him be next?
In which case you can expect to see attack ads from a newly formed 527 called Barroom Smokers for Truth. Cough, cough, cough.
More from today's Metro on the mayoral race:
What the candidates are saying about the pending fiscal crunch.