|Independent Angus King|
Mr. King has served in Maine statewide office before, as governor. His policies include a strange mixture of local control and social liberalism. He is a par t of the new "No Labels" movement popping up in D.C.
He supports ObamaCare, which should be the kiss of death for King, the Independent who claims that he will not caucus with either party if elected. Of course, his record, his stance on key issues, and his previous endorsements of John Kerry then Barack Obama, whom he also endorses for 2012, suggest where his loyalties lie.
The Democratic party has all but abandoned their own candidate, Cynthia Dill, who has consistently polled in third place. She has complained about the lack of support that the Democratic Party is denying for her.
Imagine -- Olympia Snowe the moderate Republican (or a RINO, if you will) replaced by a real Republican, a war veteran, and a committed Secretary of State for the state. He holds a statewide office now. What's to stop him from capitalizing on this expertise to take the Senate Seat?
Is Maine tilting red? Only time will tell, but some of LePage's reforms seem to be sticking through thick and thin, where his plain-spokenness has not alienated everyone in the state. Summers could do even better.
Only Summers should refrain from saying: "President Obama, go to hell!" or "Tell him to kiss my butt!"