Running for governor
To the Editor:
I would like to congratulate the winners of the Democratic and Republican primaries. Having traveled about Maine for the last five months meeting and speaking with all of the candidates, I can honestly say it has been a great experience. Now the campaign begins.
The National Party voters have gone to the polls and made their decisions. What is important to remember is this: Maine has 358 thousand un-enrolled voters who were not able to voice their opinion on either candidate on June 8. Nov. 2 is a day when un-enrolled voters will decide who our next governor is.
With 57 percent of the precincts reporting, the Republican primary motivated approximately 65 thousand voters; the Democrats rallied approximately 56 thousand voters. Now look at question one, 138 thousand people voted on question one and an equal amount voted on all of the bond issues. It is the candidate who can appeal to and capture these un-enrolled voters who will be our next governor.
Judging from the primary contest results, the successful candidate for governor will be an outsider who is also a fiscal conservative with a very moderate and If you add up this quick read of the voter’s choice, a true reflection of what our next Governor will look like starts to emerge. The Republicans picked a fiscal conservative with a conservative social message. The Democrats picked a true socially liberal from the established political class. In my view, it seems like Maine’s best choice for governor will be a truly Independent, fiscally conservative candidate with moderate stands on social issues. Let the campaign begin.
Independent candidate for governor, Andover