Tuesday, June 1, 2010

7 days away

Forgetting who you like, who runs the best in November against a Republican?  My thinking is that Libby, who arguably could be the most effective – she knows Augusta inside and out – will be a harder sell to Maine independents than Rosa, McGowan, or Rowe.  (note: this is a change from our car conversation Grant) The backdrop of November is likely to be fiscal control and getting Maine’s businesses going.  Hard to see Libby playing to that although she is a good campaigner.  Rosa’s campaign style – although spendy – hasn’t impressed me.  Not sure how much support Rowe has up north.  Not that this is a huge factor but comes into play (half of Maine’s population is in D2).  Press Herald has an interesting write-up on McGowan as the best of the four candidates - http://www.mcgowanformaine.com/news/democrat-mcgowan-possesses-best-blend-needed-strengths.  He’s a small business owner, experience in gov’t, and has thrown out some bold initiatives that will shut down any Republican attacks.

Leaning towards McGowan.  Libby is awesome but not sure she’s the best of the four to run in November. Thoughts?

Also …

There are 5 bond issues on the ballot; here’s a summary: http://ballotpedia.org/wiki/index.php/Maine_2010_ballot_measures#On_the_ballot. Press Herald has a couple of write-ups on initiative three and five.

1 comment:

  1. June 1st, 2010. Boston Globe reports: "This Just In - No One Gives a Shit About Maine"