Philly is still in a better shape than Camden ;-)
Yeah that's always a plus.
Who will it be for Mayor?
Blondell Reynolds Brown
Frank Rizzo Jr.
Too early to tell who the nominees will be. I think your list for possible candidates is pretty good with one exception: Jack Kelly won't run for Mayor or even consider it.
A few comments on the race: Saidel has a great shot at the nomination but Johnny Doc will have strong union backing. I think Blackwell would like to be Mayor but it just won't work out for her in the primary if she's going up against people like Doc and Saidel.
As for the Republicans, like I said Kelly won't run. I'm not sure about O'Neill. People keep bringing him up but in my opinion he wouldn't be a good Mayoral candidate. That being said, my opinion of an O'Neill candidacy doesn't control whether or not it happens. Rizzo was hinting at running as a Dem but it seems like that talk had died down. He'll run as a Republican and be the favorite for the nomination. However, it's still too early to tell the nominees of each party. If I had to take a guess, I'd say Doc vs. Rizzo.