At last, the campaigns are moving into full swing.
This week Rick Santorum launched his media campaign with radio ads in the
Will it work? It’s not bad for a first volley. And it is significant that the campaign opened in
Read about it here.
Meanwhile in the other major statewide contest, Lynn Swann has begun to firm up his credentials, enlisting popular former governor, Tom Ridge as his honorary campaign chairman, and issuing a serious proposal for cutting property taxes, modeled on California’s “Proposition 13” which he claimed stimulated economic growth in that state. Rendell countered by arguing that Swann’s proposal would hurt education [something of a stretch, I would think, considering that our local middle school [not the high school] here in the mountains now boasts a huge swimming pool, paid for by the taxpayers of course, and that is not even beginning to mention other frills like the expensive and elaborate passive solar heating system, also at taxpayers’ expense].
Speaking as a
Read about Ridge’s role here.
For details on Swann’s tax proposals go here.