Tom Corbett Rated Most Vulnerable Incumbent Governor in the Country

Larry Sabato, political swami and talking head, has looked into his mythic “crystal ball” and determined that PA’s own Tom Corbett is the single most vulnerable incumbent governor in the country. Once rated a “Toss-Up,” the race, say Sabato and his crew at the University of Virginia, now “Leans Democratic.”

We believe Gov. Tom Corbett (R) is the incumbent likeliest to lose if he makes it to November 2014. One of the reasons for it has to deal with the state’s flagship university, Penn State.

Why does the Sandusky/Paterno scandal screw Corbett? Because both the school’s champions and haters can find plenty of good reasons to criticize him for his handling of it. See my timeline of the governor’s schizophrenic relationship with Penn State.

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  • vceross

    It’s not just the Sandusky scandal. It’s his utter contempt for Philadelphia and his reckless handling of the school budget. The state takes our money and then shows us its arse, from Philadelphia Parking Authority to the school budget, and Corbett is squarely to blame. We aren’t going to forget it, especially those of us with kids.

  • Jane Yavis

    I think everyone will shake their heads and wonder “HOW” but I do think he will be re-elected. He appears weak, but that weakness is strengthened by Corporate Dollars. Seems to stand for nothing until he is bullied into standing for “Anything” that will stop the Tea Party Primary Challenge Threat.

    His interviews with a local host have him appear weak, and scared to say “the wrong thing”. His response to the Sandusky Crime screams, and I have always wondered how he could have been so slow and steady in stopping Sandusky, but rolled out an ill prepared voter ID Plan Live,,,,,and not even know what documents were needed for that ID.

    I won’t question Sabato’s conclusions,,,,but I am sure lots of supporters will.