PoliticsPA has rundown of what Governor candidates are doing to woo the faithful at this weekends get together.
David Diano tells you what really is going on:
At the dessert event, candidates for the 13th and for Lt Gov were
trying to give speeches, but the acoustics were terrible and everyone
was milling around and talking. It was a waste of time for the
candidates, as no one but their own staffers paid the slightest
attention. They did better just working the room one on one.
I finally got to meet Tom Wolf. Seemed like a nice guy. I didn’t even
bother with the Schwartz staffers who were wearing candidate t-shirts
over regular shirts, while mostly everyone else was dressed for success,
and just had a few buttons or stickers. Except for the head fundraiser,
the staff just seems like amateur hour and like they showed up at the
wrong event by accident.
McGinty seems very nice. If she is able to raise enough money, I
think she will do well in first-person commercials explaining why she is
running. When Kane ran, she explained herself and did well. Murphy had
surrogates (the usual suspects) in his commercials. We know how that
turned out. McGinty has a similar quality to Kane in the direct way she
I didn’t even waste my time with Pawlowski and his tiny entourage. No
one I talked to could figure out why he was wasting his time running.
The two leading theories were
1) that the illusion of a Gov run would give him leverage in backroom deals in Allentown
2) that this was a way to filter money to his cronies by having them pretend they were running a Gov campaign.
If anyone has a better theory, I’d like to hear it, because we are all
pretty stumped about what he is really up to. Of course, it’s possible
he’s actually dumb enough to think he has a chance, but I doubt it
because he does have opposable thumbs and can walk upright. So, it must
be something else.
I saw Rob McCord. He was laughing and enjoying himself. I’m guessing
the Teamsters endorsement was part of it. People were commenting how Rob
timed it just right for his announcement. I think those “McCord for
Gov” stickers had been gathering dust for months.
Rob is pretty popular with Delco and Montco crowd, so he was in his element.
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