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Lynn Swann: Not a ‘Career Politician’

Lynn Swann’s campaign manager had a good response to revelations that Swann didn’t vote in several past elections:

"Like many Pennsylvanians, he did not vote in every election. It was a mistake, but unlike career politicians, Lynn has not been focused on his next campaign."

Frankly, this is exactly what I would have said. Normal people don’t vote in every election. So the best way to spin this is to basically say that Lynn Swann is just like you — he doesn’t vote every time.

This strategy worked for Bill Clinton — and his sins were much more egregious than simply not voting…

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Mr. Lewis has managed political campaigns and served as director of grassroots for the Leadership Institute, as well as political director for GOPAC. In 2002, Campaigns & Elections magazine selected him as a "Rising Star of Politics." He is the author of "Teaching Elephants to Talk." His blog can be read at MattLewis.org.

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