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Lynn Swann to Run for Governor


#1

Although this was no great secret, Swann is set to declare his candidacy:

http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/2006/football/nfl/01/03/swann.governor.ap/index.html

Swann has public appeal, is articulate, and is charismatic.

We'll have to put a finer point on his politics over time - he is running as a Republican - but this could be a very interesting race in what is often a key battleground state in Presidential elections.


#2

Rendell seems like a huge crook.

The whole gambling thing and many other programs he touches just reek of corruption.

I would love to see him out. I don't know if Swann is the right guy to pull in the Philadelphia vote but it will be interesting.


#3

Swann is picking a guy named Maloney to run as his #2, and he is well-connected in Philly. I was at LaSalle University when Rendell was mayor, and I liked him a lot...of course, this was based solely on the amount of time he devoted to appearing on the Eagles' weekly postgame show. This election could turn into a referendum on football teams...Eagles fans vs. Steelers.


#4

He still does the Eagles postgame. It is embarrassing.


#5

I am out of the area now, but I did always wonder how the guy managed to spend so much time on football..shouldn't he have had other priorities?


#6

He has to get in front of the voters somehow doesn't he?