It should come as no surprise that in the gubernatorial race, it is getting personal, it’s become negative and it all centers around education.
The Corbett-Cawley campaign unveiled their newest ad, entitled “Mr. Big”, this afternoon. It seeks to portray Wolf’s claims that the Governor cut $1 billion from education as a flat-out lie.
“Tom Wolf’s big lie about education funding has now been exposed,” the narrator begins.
The commercial then shows excerpts from various newspapers across the state to back up their claim that Wolf isn’t telling the truth.
“If Wolf is willing to lie about your kids education, what won’t he lie about?” the narrator concludes.
The thirty-second spot contains many of the tell-tale signs of campaign ads. For instance, Wolf’s picture is first seen on a tiny TV screen in a dark room. It then transition to bright, happy kids when describing Corbett’s education accomplishments.
At the end, Wolf is again shown in dark, blurry footage (hey, I remember that gazebo) and the music culminates in a dramatic crescendo when the final question is asked and Wolf’s face is juxtaposed with a small child sitting on the steps of a school bus.
This is the race’s third straight commercial concerning education. First, Corbett answered his critics by speaking directly to the camera. Then, Wolf hit back with an ad featuring his own flurry of newspaper headlines.
It’s fair to say this likely won’t be the last commercial concerning education before November