Friday, February 25, 2005
Lynn Swann, Hall of Fame receiver for the Pittsburgh Steelers, is running for governor of Pennsylvania. He has to defeat two other challengers for the Republican nomination and, if successful, will face incumbent governor, Ed "Leadfoot" Rendell, in November. It promises to be an interesting matchup. Swann has no political experience but is bright, articulate, and media savvy. Rendell is also bright, articulate, and politically savvy, but has not had a very successful record as governor. If Swann can make Rendell's record the issue, he has a chance. It's too early to say how this will shape up, but it will be fun to watch.