Republican for Governor?
Democrat for Governor?
Democrat to take on Poliquin?
Republican to take on Pingree?
Lets see who has the mojo to pick a trifecta out of the horses in these races.
3) Jar-ed Golden
4) Mark Holbrook
RCV goat rope
My husband the Democrat has been considering which is the worst possible D candidate. He intends to bullet vote for that person.
He has decided on Sweetie (his word).
Part IV: A Conclave of Reptiles
Once again, the country descends into the fetid morass of double-talk, obfuscation, and contemptible cacophony known as election season. Right on cue, every slithering incumbent and mucilaginous political rookie is crisscrossing his/her/its respective area of operations in the hope of bamboozling the required number of dolts into scratching an “X” in their favor. It is a perfectly ridiculous exercise, founded in fanciful expectations, false hopes, and dreams of remembered greatness.
This biennial exercise in national self-delusion will take place across a vast, arid political landscape bereft of any cooling breeze of intelligent debate and denied even the barest sprinkling of intellectual honesty to settle the duplicitous dust of what passes for political discourse in this ghost of a country. Instead, the voting populace will get its usual entrée of verbal offal dressed up with the emotional condiments of their choice. Then, the farce will come to its emotional apogee on election day (oh, blessed day) when the electorate will once again squeeze out a collective turd that looks pretty much identical to the deuce they dropped two and four years earlier. The product of this national bowel movement will smell the same and you wouldn’t want to step in it, but at least it’s out of the system for a few months. At least until the sibilant whisperings of our reptilian ruling class begin to tickle our ears once again…, and again…, and again. Welcome to scatological Ground Hog Day on the Potomac.
The Definition of Insanity
As usual, the voters will return some ridiculous percentage of Senators and Representatives back to the very Congress, which they ostensibly hold in utter contempt. Every election cycle, the ruling class sinks lower into the primordial ooze of public opinion, yet every two years a phalanx of incumbents return once again to interfere in our lives with an intensity that would be admirable if it were not so destructive of liberty. The astonishing disconnect between the general opinion of congress on the part of the public versus the actions of voters in specific districts and states would be a puzzlement to me if I didn’t already know its cause. To wit, every voter thinks that everyone else is the problem.
Or new asshole governor, I wish not to be vote for any of the assholes that hope I'll allow them to rule me. They can rule over you that vote.
I have no predictions but I hope a Democrat who wins the plurality looses when "rank choice" rules the majority. Then let them sue because it doesn't agree with our constitution.
Well we will see at some point , hopefully this week.
At this point I have learned that the dems. for gov. are all fighting to defeat LePage ( I know he isn't running ).
The republicans are staunchly vowing to fight and preserve our 2nd amendment rights and the sanctity of life.
Two things if in office they can do little about ( 2nd.) and family thing on sanctity.
Mike G and Mel have described it very well.
@mainemom: is your husband really a Democrat? How did that happen
I was a Democrat too when we got married! But politics had nothing to do with our mutual attraction, haha.
By the way, he is more conservative than I am. Loves Paul LePage and Donald Trump. Will vote for Shawn Moody. Will never vote for Chellie Pingree.
Remains a D because he's a stubborn Irish Catholic with a labor union background. But rarely if ever votes for a D.
There are more than a few men like him in our state.
My switch to the R party was during the Clinton presidency. I voted for George HW Bush twice. Was too young and foolishly naive to vote for Reagan. That was when I thought Democrats actually cared about enlightenment values.
It's looking like my predictions were right, except I think Cote will overtake Mills due to RCV.
In the fall, Mainers will be taking our votes to Moody!
Why did Golden win?
Anyone want to hazard a guess?
Let's see. First off, the BDN didn't endorse him.
Then, the fact that his mother didn't fund his campaign with "dark money".
And, finally, the fact that people in the 2nd CD don't want a 3.2 million acre national park carved out of their district might have helped a little bit.
All aside from the fact that Golden has experience in the real world and the military, and what he says sounds sincere.
Have you ever been in his presence in something other than a campaign event?
Clearly, the D establishment picked Golden. All I could think was "is this the best they can do?"
The D RCV process should be a real knock down drag out.
"The founder of a string of auto repair shops won a majority of the Republican vote, meaning there's no need for additional rounds of voting under the voting system used in a statewide primary for the first time in U.S. history."
Should we expect auto inspections to be at 6 month intervals in future?
Well Golden talks out of the side of his mouth and is running against LePage .
Well qualified IMO.
Considering the boredom that is apparent within the voters in America, in Maine how many times do they expect us to go to the polls? I expect the excited, the driven will rule the roost, there you go a certain segments of flammers win.
Shit when we going to revolt against these MFrs< I can still walk
What a joke.
After all that, the candidate with the plurality won in Round 4 of RCV.
Mills wins Maine Democratic gubernatorial nomination after ranked-choice count
So the people who thought RCV was the answer to getting Dems to win statewide elections again got a conventional, 70 year old Democrat member of the Maine establishment as their nominee.
Could have saved the money and time wasted on the "recount."
A majority of Maine Mainers will be taking our votes to Moody.