Here's the thing: there's really no benefit when it comes to voting for Rendell to support another plan. Rendell will not lose votes by getting an arena built. It will only help him. If he doesn't do anything, and the team leaves on his watch, he really could turn a lot of people in Western PA completely against him. This only sounds like good news to me. By supporting the Pens, Swann has a way to pull voters from this area away from Rendell. Rendell's response should be to show his support for this area, not alienate it.