The following is an appeal to my fellow Mainers:
The race for Maine's Governor has never been as crucial as it will be this November. With the economy in shambles, and a multi-billion dollar deficit looming, it is important that we pick the right candidate to keep our state solvent, while also preserving our traditional values and way of life.
When people say Libby Mitchell is the person for the job, I have to laugh. She's been in the legislature in one form or another for over 30 years! She's one of the crooks responsible for the mess we're in. She's already had her chance to fix things, and she has done the opposite, voting for higher taxes on everyone, imposing onerous regulations on our businesses, and wasting valuable time pushing social issues like same-sex marriage. If you like what Baldacci has been doing for the last eight years, she's your choice, but if you want a genuine change, and to actually get this state back on track, you must look elsewhere.
Some folks are saying Eliot Cutler is a good alternative to the traditional party politicians, but if you examine Cutler's positions on the issues, and his planned "solutions," you'll see he is virtually a carbon copy of Mitchell. He's playing on his "Independent" status, even though he was a life-long Democrat before choosing to run for governor. His work with Jimmy Carter helped spawn the hyper-inflation of the late 1970's, and his prospective plan is to create more government bureaucracy to further regulate the way we live. It's more of the same.
When it comes down to it, Paul LePage is only really independent choice for Maine voters. He's proven that he knows how to fix the economy, because he's done it as the Mayor of Waterville and as the General Manager of Mardens. He believes in standing up for our traditional rights, and cutting the red tape and high taxes that block small business from expanding in our state. Best of all, when you ask him a question, he gives you a straight answer, which is something you rarely get from any of the other candidates.
If you want lower taxes and accountability from Augusta, vote for LePage. It's that simple. If you want to know more about him, visit http://www.lepage2010.com/