The "Keep It Local" version of conspiracy theories:

"There are two narratives you can follow," Mandel says. "One is, Mayor Nutter campaigned as an outsider, he's going to bring change, rip the tower off City Hall, rah rah rah. That message wins, he gets in, and he runs into the wall of, 'This is how we've always done it' ... and he can't get through the reforms he wants."

(h/t Suburban Guerrilla)