Monday, May 19, 2014

Day of the Wolf

Tomorrow is primary election day here in the Keystone State. Among other things, that means that the state's Democrats will be choosing who they want to kick Governor Tom Corbett's corporate-sponsored ass in November. The top three candidates are York-based businessman Tom Wolf, Philadelphia-based U.S. Representative Allyson Schwartz, and Philadelphia-based state Treasurer Rob McCord.

One indication of the state of the race is that Corbett has been spending his Kochbux attacking Wolf. Since I live in Pennsylvania myself, the creepy bots that gather my personal information for advertising purposes have been plastering Corbett's attack ads all over my internet (including the Sobel Wiki).

Note the dynamic here: Corbett is spending his Koch bounty trying to influence the Democratic primary, which presumably means that he thinks he would have a better chance against Schwartz or McCord, and he's hoping to persuade Democrats not to vote for Wolf.  It's reminiscent of Rush Limbaugh's Operation Chaos, where he tried to get his listeners to vote for Hillary Clinton in the 2008 Democratic primaries because he thought she'd be easier for McCain to beat in November. It didn't work for Limbaugh, and I seriously doubt it's going to work for Corbett, since Wolf has been polling around 50%, while Schwartz and McCord have been around 15% each.

After tomorrow, Corbett's attack ads will presumably go away. Fine with me. I'll be glad to see the Godzilla movie ads back on the Sobel Wiki.