I have been feeling this way for a few months now.
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
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.
Republicans should have decent shot at 1 electoral vote there.
With the ongoing, and as yet, unresolved fiasco in Missouri, we'll need all the Republican Senators we can gather!
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 Maines 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.
(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).
The key to victory in Maine is democrat who will come in third. We need her to take 25% from Queen Angus.
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.