View Full Version : Lynn Swann for President in 2012?

09-14-2005, 03:52 PM


Decent article on his potential political aspirations.

09-14-2005, 04:01 PM
Perhaps he should develop a more firm grasp on the English language before thinking of something like this.

09-14-2005, 04:06 PM
Didn't seem to matter much for the current president.

OJ Did It
09-14-2005, 04:36 PM
He'll have to beat out McCain/Guilliani for the Republican nomination.

09-14-2005, 09:19 PM
McCain has no shot at the nomination. None.

09-15-2005, 08:20 AM
Lynn Swann for President?

No thanks . . .

08-16-2006, 05:19 PM
Ex-football star's political drive stalls
Swann trailing in campaign for Pennsylvania's governorship

Wednesday, August 16, 2006

HARRISBURG, Pennsylvania (AP) -- Former Pittsburgh Steelers star Lynn Swann didn't put so much as a dent in Gov. Ed Rendell's lead among Pennsylvania voters over the past two months, despite his stepped-up campaign in the race for governor, a new poll released Wednesday shows.

Rendell led Swann 54 percent to 34 percent in the latest Quinnipiac University poll of registered voters, little change from a June poll that found the former Philadelphia mayor leading Swann 55 percent to 31 percent.

The Democratic governor also had stronger support within his own party than his challenger: 81 percent of Democrats surveyed said they favored Rendell, while 61 percent of Republicans said they were backing Swann.

Swann could get a lift Wednesday evening, when President Bush is scheduled to headline a fundraiser for the NFL Hall of Famer in Lancaster.

"Swann needs President Bush to help win back those Republicans who are backing Rendell," said Clay F. Richards, assistant director of Quinnipiac's polling institute. "Also, the president can help raise the kind of money Swann needs to take on a well-financed Democratic incumbent."

Swann, a political newcomer, released a self-published book last week outlining his positions on various issues. But he hasn't run any television commercials, while Rendell has aired numerous ads.

The latest survey found only a marginal increase in voter familiarity with Swann. Forty-seven percent said they had not heard enough about Swann to form an opinion, compared to 50 percent in the previous poll.

The poll surveyed 1,384 registered voters by telephone from August 8 through Sunday. It had a margin of sampling error of plus or minus 2.5 percentage points.

Copyright 2006 The Associated Press.