What should guide Sen. Olympia Snowe in the health care vote?

Posted Sept. 28, 2009, at 4:14 p.m.

Sen. Snowe is being courted by Democrats for her critical vote on the health care reform bill in the Senate Finance Committee. Other Senate Republicans are likely to vote against the measure. Should Sen. Snowe, a Republican, take into consideration the values of her

party? Should she consider what the majority of Mainers want to see come of the health care reform effort? Or should she be guided by her inner principles on the issue?