Tuesday, February 23, 2010
A case study in how to lose an election
A hilarious new political ad released by the Joe Hoeffel for Governor campaign proclaims Joe stands for "old-fashioned values" such as abortion-on-demand, gun control, same-sex marriage, protectionism and special breaks for unions.
This guy couldn't get elected in Massachusetts let alone Pennsylvania.
The final howler is when Hoeffel describes himself as "fiscally responsible."
Before Hoeffel took control of Montgomery County government in 2008, the county was a model of efficiency that other Pennsylvania counties could emulate. Montco government was so well run that the commissioners were able to cut property taxes while increasing services.
Under Hoeffel, Montgomery County has turned into an economic basket-case, facing deficits, layoffs and cuts in services. Cronyism is rampant as Hoeffel has hired all sorts of political allies to well-paying county jobs that didn't exist before Hoeffel came into the picture.
Now Hoeffel wants to do the same for Pennsylvania? Good luck with that.
Actually Hoeffel may be too late. His pal, Ed Rendell, has already bankrupted the state.
Prediction: Hoeffel will finish a distant third or maybe even fourth in the four-man race for the Democratic nomination for Pennsylvania governor.