Comments for: Benjamin Pollard will continue US Senate campaign as a write-in

Posted June 12, 2012, at 10:48 p.m.
Last modified July 13, 2012, at 1:26 p.m.

PORTLAND | Benjamin Pollard, who trailed his three competitors in early primary election returns in the race for the Democratic nomination to run for U.S. Senate, said Tuesday night that he will continue his campaign as a write-in candidate. As of about 10:30 p.m., Pollard, a builder, had garnered …

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  • Anonymous

    Go Ben

  • Go away!

    We Know you are a Republican Plant in the Democrat Party.

    • Anonymous

      That’s what it seems like.

  • Anonymous

    I finished dead last, but I’m going to keep running anyway …?  
    Clearly this man does not understand our political process.

    • Anonymous

      It makes me suspicious of his motives.

    • Clearly alot of people don’t understand ,  every vote drawn  from one party candidate to the independant  is two votes for the other parties candidate.

      We should have ist 2nd and third vote choices an respected run offs when ever there arte more than two choices.

      Governor Lepage was not the choice of the people of Maine. 

      Kind of like when you chip in for a dozen donuts and they ask you what you want and you say anything but coconut and when them come back they say sorry Joe, wanted plain  Tom wanted chocolate Bill wanted lemon filled and Sally and I wanted coconut !

      Everybody gets coconut!

      • Anonymous

        Your first paragraph is right on.  If Maine ends up with a conservative senator, it will be because once again Maine Democrats deserted their candidate for some “bigger name”.

        I hope that for once, Maine Democrats step up and support their own nominee. Otherwise we’re going to have a Tea party senator.

  • Anonymous

    What is it with these candidates who can’t win but like to hang around as spoilers for others?

  • Anonymous

    ‘Not interested’ – that was the message from the majority of Democrats toward Pollard.  I request Pollard pay attention.

    I. along with other Democrats will likely be voting for Angus King in the General, but would
    accept Cynthia Dill over Charlie Summers –  any day of the week!

    Must we have a repeat of 2010 split where we got stuck with LePage as governor, clearly the wrong person for the job, whom we can’t get out of office?

    • Anonymous

      As a fellow Democrat, I hope you will reconsider and not vote for Angus King.

      King is a right-leaning moderate at best. At worst he will caucus with the Republicans. Please keep that possibility in mind.

      Cynthia Dill will make a great representative and will be a much stronger advocate for a liberal agenda then King.

      What’s the point to belonging to a political oarty if we don’t support our nominee?

      • Anonymous

        We’ll see.  Frankly, I equate her her with Bangor’s Eliot Cutler, also from Cape Elizabeth
        – currently.

        I knew his mother, whom I liked very much, and his father was a medical colleague with my father at one time.  Still, I needed a better reason than ‘our parents used to socialize together, occasionally’.

        I mostly resent the superfluous Democrat ‘non-imee’ , Pollard, hanging around to inject  his ‘endorsement’ in to the process. Especially in this election.

        Not sure Angus wouldn’t side with Democrats most of the time.  Again, we’ll have to see.

        Charlie Summers would be a complete disaster for Maine. This much we know, n’est ce pas?

        • Anonymous

          Ok, but why do you want a representative who might side with Democrats “most of the time”?

          How about a representative who would side with Democrats ALL the time.

          How about a real honest to goodness liberal Democrat as Senator from Maine?

          That sounds real good to me.

          It comes down to having the courage of your convictions.

           

          • Anonymous

             That worked so well for Democrats in the last gubernatorial election.  I think you’d rather be dealing with Eliot Cutler right now, wouldn’t you?

          • Anonymous

            You’re making my point for me.

            Lapage wasn’t elected because Democrats voted for Libby Mitchell,

            Lapage was elected because Democrats voted for Eliot Cutler.

            I hope that Democrats vote for the Democrat in all politcal races.

          • Anonymous

            Cutler would still be better than LePage any day.

          • Anonymous

            Ideally, my conviction is that whoever I vote for has to persuade me they are the better one for the job. Cynthia Dill has not done that yet, frankly. That’s her challenge

            Libby Mitchell was not my first choice, either, but I voted for her, anyway.

            I think it’s fair to say there were plenty of Republicans who voted for Cutler, as well.  LePage won with only38% of a low turnout.

  • Anonymous

    Reminds me of Ralph Nader, still fighting his exclusion from the Maine Presidential ballot from 2004! But Nader obviously has had a remarkable career overall, where Pollard has done what? He should run for Lt. Gov. and so presumably have the field all to himself. 

  • Anonymous

    Pollard seems like a Republican Plant to me. 

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