PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – Chris Stigall discussed Congresswoman Allyson Schwartz’s decision to make her support for the Affordable Care Act a key issue in her campaign for Governor Wednesday morning on Talk Radio 1210 WPHT.
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In recent days, the Schwartz campaign has released ads championing her role in writing the law and has promised in interviews to opt in to the law’s Medicare expansion if she is elected in November.
Stigall says that despite the law’s unpopularity, Schwartz’s decision to tie herself to the Affordable Care Act could pay off if she gets favorable coverage in the press.
“You and I don’t like it. We’ve never liked Obamacare. The country doesn’t like Obamacare. It’s a straitjacket. It’s a top-down authoritarian central planning failure. It just is and it polls terribly…but there’s one constant about Obamacare that could trump all that: The media’s willingness to continue to tell the story of success.”
He believes members of the media are biased in favor of President Obama and will aid his allies if given the opportunity.
“Remember, there’s one thing that’s constantly at work here: The propagandists in the press who will stop at nothing to be helpful to anybody affiliated with Barack Obama and Obamacare,” Stigall stated.
Stigall thinks Schwartz is running her campaign solely to attract the attention of the media, hoping it will provide the boost she needs to win the nomination.
“By wrapping her arms tightly around Obama and Obamacare, she does have the media — The Philadelphia Inquirer, most of the television news stations in major markets like Philadelphia and Pittsburgh. They will tell the story of this remarkable success called Obamacare, and look at this brave woman out there, by herself, Allyson Schwartz, willing to tout it and celebrate it,” he commented.
Schwartz is running against State Treasurer Rob McCord and businessman Tom Wolfe in the Democratic Primary on May 20.