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Message to the GOP: Maine is not lost!
Washington Post ^

Posted on 08/21/2012 6:07:25 AM PDT by Perdogg

Here’s a message to the GOP from Vacationland: Maine is not lost!

(Excerpt) Read more at washingtonpost.com ...


TOPICS: News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Maine
KEYWORDS: 2012swingstates; independents; me2012; tossups

1 posted on 08/21/2012 6:07:27 AM PDT by Perdogg
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To: LS; GOPsterinMA; HamiltonJay; GOPJ; unkus; AuH2ORepublican; fieldmarshaldj

ping


2 posted on 08/21/2012 6:10:00 AM PDT by Perdogg (Mutts for Mitt all agree - Better in the crate than on the plate)
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To: Perdogg

I have been feeling this way for a few months now.


3 posted on 08/21/2012 6:17:46 AM PDT by DarthVader (Politicians govern out of self interest, Statesmen govern for a Vision greater than themselves)
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To: Perdogg

I have no doubt that a lot of hard work could make Maine competitive, but is it worth the resources it would take. Would rather use those stretched resources on MN, WI, PA and MI, where there are many more electoral votes and overlapping media markets (MI and PA also overlap with Ohio).


4 posted on 08/21/2012 6:18:57 AM PDT by wolfman23601
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To: Perdogg

Is this just a “feeling” or is there actual polling data stating something other than Maine being firmly under the Obama jackboot? Here’s what RCP has up ‘til now.


RCP Average, 3/31 - 6/25

O - 50.7, R - 35.3 Obama +15.4

Critical Insights, 6/20 - 6/25, 615 RV

O - 49, R - 35 Obama +14

WBUR/MassINC, 6/13 - 6/14, 506 LV

O - 48, R - 34 Obama +14

MPRC (D), 3/31 - 4/2, 993 RV

O - 55, R - 37 Obama +18


5 posted on 08/21/2012 6:30:23 AM PDT by ScottinVA
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To: ScottinVA

Ah... we’re talking about the Senate race.. Disregard my previous.


6 posted on 08/21/2012 6:32:10 AM PDT by ScottinVA
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To: Perdogg

Some folks should read the article before commenting. The writer is talking about the Senate seat, not the presidential election. He makes a great case.


7 posted on 08/21/2012 6:34:47 AM PDT by far sider
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To: Perdogg

Republicans should have decent shot at 1 electoral vote there.


8 posted on 08/21/2012 6:41:57 AM PDT by AU72
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To: Perdogg
Thanks for posting this. I, like many, assumed Angus King had it sewed up. Hadn't paid much attention to this race.

With the ongoing, and as yet, unresolved fiasco in Missouri, we'll need all the Republican Senators we can gather!

9 posted on 08/21/2012 7:01:43 AM PDT by donozark (I never trusted anyone above the rank of Corporal, including myself.)
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To: far sider
Some folks should read the article before commenting.

Perhaps the poster could have added a few words of clarification either parenthetically in the title, or as a comment.

10 posted on 08/21/2012 7:13:51 AM PDT by Fresh Wind ('People have got to know whether or not their president is a crook.' Richard M. Nixon)
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To: Perdogg

I think that the Maine race is far from over, but I’m not sure if the author is as knowledgeable about Maine as he claims to be. He wrote:

“he won statewide in 2010 when he was elected Maine’s secretary of state.”

But Charlie Summers has never been elected statewide: in Maine, the Secretary of State and other such positions are elected by the state legislature, not by the voters.


11 posted on 08/21/2012 7:15:56 AM PDT by AuH2ORepublican (If a politician won't protect innocent babies, what makes you think that he'll protect your rights?)
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To: Perdogg; ScottinVA; fieldmarshaldj
latest poll:

(Liberal) King 46
(Republican) Summers 28
(Democrat) Dill 8

There's no reason Summers couldn't get in the low 40's. The question then will be how much support Dill will pull.

Three way races in Maine with independent candidates can change quickly and unpredictably (... like the weather?) This would be a good race for the Club for Growth to drop a couple mil (they have nothing better to spend it on judging by some of the odd funding choices they made in primaries this year).

12 posted on 08/21/2012 7:18:06 AM PDT by Skulllspitter
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To: wolfman23601

I agree. we don’t want to get bogged down in difficult races if we don’t have to and, so far, we don’t have to. That doesn’t mean we should abandon our candidates in tough races though, especially since Mr. Akin has probably turned all of our races into tough races. He has certainly changed the dynamics of every battle and our prospects for good fortunes.


13 posted on 08/21/2012 7:23:06 AM PDT by RC one
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To: DarthVader

The hell King DOESN’T know who he’s “going to caucus with.”


14 posted on 08/21/2012 8:00:49 AM PDT by Walrus (Restoring America starts today! Let's roll!)
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To: Skulllspitter; GOPsterinMA; Impy; ShorelineMike; AuH2ORepublican; darkangel82; HamiltonJay; LS; ...
on WMAL this morning, a polticial expert, his name I did not get said that right now there were

48 GOP (MO included for the GOP) and 46 Rats, 6 seats up in the air:

Here is my count:

GOP Solid pick ups (3):

Nebraska, North Dakota, Missouri

GOP pick up Leans (3):

Florida, Virginia, Wisconsin

GOP Good chance (1):

Ohio

GOP wishlist (2):

Hawaii, Connecticut

GOP Surprise (1):

Maryland (Bongino)

GOP probable loss (1):

Maine

GOP Toss Up (1)

Massachusetts

My final count is GOP-52 Dems/Libs-48

15 posted on 08/21/2012 8:30:12 AM PDT by Perdogg (Mutts for Mitt all agree - Better in the crate than on the plate)
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To: ScottinVA

And yet, according to Gallup, Obama’s approval in Maine is 47.2 percent.

See table here:
http://www.gallup.com/poll/125066/State-States.aspx?ref=interactive


16 posted on 08/21/2012 8:35:11 AM PDT by WashingtonSource
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To: Perdogg; All

That garbage in MO NEEDS TO PULL OUT NOW!!! “Torch-NJ” him NOW!!!

Also, Brown will win in MA.


17 posted on 08/21/2012 8:42:58 AM PDT by GOPsterinMA (The Glove don't fit.)
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To: GOPsterinMA

errata: GOP pick up Leans (4):

Florida, Virgina, Montana, and Wisconsin


18 posted on 08/21/2012 9:50:54 AM PDT by Perdogg (Mutts for Mitt all agree - Better in the crate than on the plate)
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To: Perdogg

Speaking for WI, Thompson is in a stronger position than a “lean”. Tammy Baldwin is a competant candidate, but she hasn’t run outside of the Madison are for a reason.


19 posted on 08/21/2012 11:34:51 AM PDT by Dr. Sivana ("I love to hear you talk talk talk, but I hate what I hear you say."-Del Shannon)
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To: Perdogg

TT won’t lose in WI.

NJ and PA are more likely than CT IMO.

I’m using lots of acronyms here.


20 posted on 08/21/2012 11:37:52 AM PDT by Impy (Don't call me red.)
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To: Perdogg

The key to victory in Maine is democrat who will come in third. We need her to take 25% from Queen Angus.


21 posted on 08/21/2012 11:41:47 AM PDT by Impy (Don't call me red.)
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To: Perdogg; GOPsterinMA; Impy; mainerforglobalwarming; maine-iac7; perfect_rovian_storm; ...

I think that Charlie Summers has shaved a few points of of Angus King’s lead. Incidentally, Summers also called on Todd Akin to drop his U.S. Senate bid in Missouri.


22 posted on 08/21/2012 4:07:55 PM PDT by Clintonfatigued (Obama and Company lied, the American economy died)
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To: Impy

The more the merrier.


23 posted on 08/21/2012 4:13:08 PM PDT by Perdogg (Mutts for Mitt all agree - Better in the crate than on the plate)
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To: Clintonfatigued
I'm not a medical professional, but hearing Akin on Hannity yesterday and today has led me to think that he is clinically in shock and denial. He is clearly detached from reality and is seeing the world the way he wants it to be rather than the way it is. After 48 hours, even Weiner realized it was over. Akin doesn't have a clue.

At some point, hopefully sooner rather than later, Akin's going to hit a wall and the realization that he destroyed his career and damaged his cause in a 30 second sound bite will hit. When it does, he will be a broken man and possibly unable to continue as a candidate. It's a crying shame he didn't do the right thing when he had a chance. He could have lived to fight another day. The Joe Paterno demise comes to mind-albeit not on the same scale.

Do you think there's a chance a write in campaign could succeed in MO?

24 posted on 08/21/2012 4:29:02 PM PDT by randita (Paul Ryan is "Mr. Smith goes to Washington.")
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To: randita

“Do you think there’s a chance a write in campaign could succeed in MO?”

Todd Akin can still drop out by September 25, but it will be more complicated. He will have to get a state judge to OK it and also pay the state to have his name removed from the ballot. I’m hoping he does this sooner rather than later.


25 posted on 08/21/2012 4:33:05 PM PDT by Clintonfatigued (Obama and Company lied, the American economy died)
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To: Clintonfatigued

He only needs one judge to approve it? Because I heard that of the 6 state judges, 4 are Dem and 2 are GOP.

It’s hard to know what could change in the next 4 days to cause him to change his mind. The facts are hitting him in the face like a two by four and he doesn’t blink.


26 posted on 08/21/2012 4:38:58 PM PDT by randita (Paul Ryan is "Mr. Smith goes to Washington.")
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To: Perdogg

A lot folk ‘out there’ in the country don’t even know Maine is in the United States, let alone where. That’s fine with us. Flatlanders stay home ;o)

HOWEVER - know this! in 2010, Republicans - for the first time on over 40 years - captured the Senate, the legislature and the best da*m governor in my lifetime ( and I’m a great grandmother.) He’s what most people think Chris Christy is - but he’s legit, not a RINO bone in him.

Now, running for Olympia’s seat we have Charlie Summers against Angus King -

Charlie is a great candidate with a perfect background: military, private business, government/financial experience,family man, VERY personable - quite good looking and looks much younger than he is.

He’s a charismatic speaker, gets down to the heart of matters, not just throwing out titles. UPbeat, generous but steadfast.

He’ll be a great senator.

So the media and the rest of the country can ignore Maine - the national weather reporting does to - ahahah - we can take care of this ourselves. The fewer people that find out what a great place Maine is, the better.

Too many flatlanders come up for a visit, love what they see and then move up here. First thing they want to do is turn in into where they came from - want to ‘educate’ us local yokels. (Flatlanders, aka, liberals.) They tend to gravitate to the ‘cities’ - like Portland and Bangor. They get on the city councils etc and set out to install their liberal causes. WE whipped ‘em good in 2010.

I say “cities” because most of you would skoff. Portland is our largest city, Bangor next, with populations of about 60,000 and 30,000.

May it never get much bigger.

One thing that ‘proects’ us is that Maine is not a ‘go through’ state. You don’t go thru’ Maine to get to any other state, so that cuts down on a lot of traffic and exposure. Amen to that.

Our short summers and long, hard winters protect us also - and will if TSHTF. People who can escape the big cities will head south.

Flatlanders, go south. Tea Party Conservatives, welcome mat is out.


27 posted on 08/21/2012 7:09:25 PM PDT by maine-iac7 (Christian is as Christian does....)
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To: Walrus
The hell King DOESN’T know who he’s “going to caucus with.”

Right.

First thin "Independent" King said when he threw his hat in was that he supports O'Bumbles...

28 posted on 08/21/2012 7:13:20 PM PDT by maine-iac7 (Christian is as Christian does....)
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To: maine-iac7

Does he really have a shot to win?


29 posted on 08/21/2012 7:14:01 PM PDT by Perdogg (Mutts for Mitt all agree - Better in the crate than on the plate)
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To: maine-iac7

A GOP candidate who served in the military? Wow! That’s pretty damn’d unusual...


30 posted on 08/28/2012 1:55:55 PM PDT by MSF BU (n)
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To: maine-iac7

You left out the fact that good real estate is inexpensive, if you agreeable to freezing half the year. Plus, for the folks who want to really get away they can peruse this guys listings: http://www.mooersrealty.com/ ...talk about remote!


31 posted on 08/28/2012 2:12:43 PM PDT by MSF BU (n)
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