During the 2010 gubernatorial election, Dan Onorato was nothing more than a mere yard sign, and if the latest polling stays true through the end of the Democratic primary, let’s hope that Tom Wolf is more than just a TV advertisement.
I’ve been a supporter of Tom Wolf’s since March 2013 when I had the opportunity to meet the soon-to-be candidate in Harrisburg and I’ve seen Wolf and others on the campaign trail in Philadelphia since that time as well. One of the reasons why I was an early Tom Wolf supporter was the story that he could campaign on. Tom Wolf was going to run for governor in 2010, but dropped out of the race to bring his family business back from the brink of going under. Instead of laying off his workers en masse and cutting paychecks, Wolf reworked the way his company was operated, reinvested in his employees, and turned his family company into an industry leader. Honestly, is there a better campaign story out there?
No, there isn’t, and that’s why Wolf still holds a commanding lead in the latest Franklin and Marshall poll. Wolf has used his own money to plaster that story over the Pennsylvania airwaves and he has seen positive results because of that. Even though Wolf has little experience in public office, I believe that Wolf will win the Democratic primary, but if Wolf wants to become the next governor, let’s hope he’s not some flashy yard sign or a TV advertisement.