That, anyhow, is the verdict of the ultimate arbiter on these matters—-the Economy League of Greater Philadelphia and the Fels Institute of Government at the University of Pennsylvania. These entities have invited our former two-term mayor to appear at a May 21 event titled “Profiles in Leadership. America’s Great Mayors.” It’ll take place at the Loews Philadelphia Hotel on May 21, and admission is $15, a pittance for the honor of hearing such a great leader.

According to the announcement [PDF], the series of discussions has been timed to coincide with Philly’s ongoing mayoral race and calls upon “mayors who have demonstrated exceptional leadership on issues common to cities nationwide to discuss how they were able to lead to achieve results.”