The LuLac Edition #1239, July 17th, 2010
PHOTO INDEX: OUR INTERVIEW LOGO.
This week I sat down with a few political operatives who talked about State Attorney General Tom Corbett’s comments about unemployed Pennsylvanians who should find work because he was told by businesses that jobs go begging.
Q: When this year began, did it appear that Tom Corbett was a shoe in?
A: Absolutely. Only being run over by a bus or a Mack Truck could’ve stopped him.
Q: Is there an opening now for the Democrats?
A: Yeah, a tiny one though. Dan Onorato’s people found out that this was the second time he made the statement. He made it in March, said the same thing but no one was noticing. People were wondering when the campaign was going to start.
Q: It seems like Corbett has gone to the right on some issues and he did it unnecessarily.
A: You are correct. This health Care opposition thing he signed on to, his trying to appease the Tea Party people as well as the Twitter thing which he has backed off on might hurt him. If young voters who communicate it seems with their thumbs take this seriously, it might cause him some problems.
Q: Why would he in a moderate state move to the right?
A: I think many Republicans, even those we perceive as reasonable ones get afraid of the loud, proud but not necessarily right segment of the GOP.
Q: So will you go out on a limb and predict a Democratic victory for Governor?
A: No, 24 hours is a lifetime in politics, but it has made a dull race interesting and given Onoarto something to latch on to.
Q: And this computes how?
A: You never want to give your opposition something to sink their teeth into, especially if they have very little to begin with.