Comments for: Steve Woods: Switching parties, considering bid for Blaine House

Posted Nov. 15, 2012, at 3:18 p.m.
Last modified Nov. 15, 2012, at 6:50 p.m.

It was an honor and privilege to run as an independent for the U.S. Senate seat here in Maine. And it’s from that same sense of honor that I enrolled earlier this week as a registered Democrat. While I certainly do not agree with every element of the Democratic Party …

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  • Anonymous

    Nice try, Mr. Woods…lots of the right words and references. Compelling but not convincing. I voted for Mr. King to avoid Mr. Summers as many did. I would prefer Ms Dill and I think I may have company.

  • JohnR

    Welcome back from the dark side, if you are to be believed. However there are many interlopers and there will be a some questions for you before you are completely accepted.1 how old is the earth? 2 where was President Obama born? 3 do you like T? I am sure others have questions also. ROFL! Anyway welcome home.

    • Anonymous

      He was an independent, not a republican. Im pretty sure he’s not an interloper. Growing up in Mass. during the 60’s ought to be a dead giveaway.

      • JohnR

        What are you trying to infer? I went to boot camp in the 60’s, before leaving for Vietnam, we boarded the train in Mass. many democrats boarded while many republicans all ran for their lives…….. some to France. Which did you do?????

        • FELT

          The only people I knew who ‘booted’ and went to Canada were all liberal democrats….your slip is showing.

          • Anonymous

            I wasn’t aware Lepage was a liberal democrat when he ran to Canada to avoid serving. Thanks for the history lesson……

          • Anonymous

            Are you deliberately choosing to deny that our illustrious governor himself spent ‘Nam in Canada, after his student deferment was over?
            The only people I know whose slips/lies show repeatedly are republicans.

        • Anonymous

          IF you actually knew Massachusetts in the 60’s, you would know that the Republican Party was comprised of reform minded liberals like Governor Frank Sargent who closed the reform schools, reformed the Commonwealth’s prisons, and signed a bill which made it illegal for Massachusetts residents to serve in undeclared wars.

  • Anonymous

    I was impressed with Steve Woods during the debates prior to this election. He certainly is someone I could see voting for, but will have to watch and follow his proposals and ideas over the coming months. He came across as smart, sensible, level headed and decent in the debates. I think it is great that he is serious about running for Governor in a few years. We sure need a change, no doubt about that!

  • Anonymous

    If OhBummer gets 4 more years, its only fair LePage also get 4 more years. He has my vote!

  • Anonymous

    In the wrong party if he wants to get the fiscal house in order. He should of stayed an Independent.

  • Anonymous

    Blah, blah, blah……Switching parties is just taking advantage of a temporary opportunity.

  • Anonymous

    Look, this is my surprised face….

  • PabMainer

    Hey, why not switch parties…..it worked for Angus…..oh, wait a minute……

  • Yeah, not a good move. Maine just elected an independent to the Senate and came this close to electing an Independent to the Blaine House last time around. While many have decided they are tired of LePage, Webster, Summers and the Tea Club, that doesn’t mean they want to go back to Baldacci and co. either. Should have stayed indy.

    • Anonymous

      They came close to voting independent because of who was running. The Democrats in the senate election put someone up that was pretty liberal, and the republicans put someone up that was very conservative. The only “middle” person was angus. You can also say the same thing about the Governor race as well.

      • Yes, and I think it’s a winning strategy in statewide elections – not so much of course in the more liberal or conservative leaning district races.

    • Anonymous

      Webster LePage, and Summers are not the only people Maine voters are tired of. John Martin lost his supposedly safe seat.

      • I think many did and do want a change (hence 2010), though I think it’s clear that Mainers don’t want, nor approve of the drastic changes brought on by the far right folks (hence 2012.)

        Am I saying King or Woods or Cutler are the middle ground? Not necessarily, though those that position themselves as moderates – an average of Baldacci and LePage, look to do well for the foreseeable future, in my opinion.

    • Anonymous

      I agree. The dems didn’t even back their own person, Dill. If another pathetic dem gets the nomination, the vote will not be split like with Mitchell and Cutler.

  • Anonymous

    “I” (me and my) seems to be the common word in his statement.

  • Transparent hyper-ambition by Woods. How many transformations has he gone through in the last few months (he’s in, he’s out, he’s in, he’s out, we need to support Independents, no wait, a week or two later I’m a Democrat). It’s unreal. Prediction (although I could be wrong on this one, we’ll have to wait and see) he’ll drop out and support Cutler like he dropped out and supported King (or use the debates to help Cutler as he used the debates to attack Summers and Dill (Steve was getting under Cynthia’s skin it seemed) and help King. King and Cutler pretty close already.

  • Anonymous

    Oh goody, goody, goody!!! I guess this means he agrees with JFK’s tax cuts too.

  • Anonymous

    Opportunist.

    • FELT

      Precisely. “TideSmart Global is a collective of creative businesses that build stronger connections between our clients and the audiences they serve. ” and if his clients are liberal democrats that is who he want’s to serve. I feel this is yet another manifestation of the same crony capitalism that brought down the Baldacci regime, not much different than the large law firms who ‘sponsor’ members for the Legislative seats.

  • Anonymous

    Gotta love the Dumbocrats creed which they live by ” ask not what you can do for your country, but what can your country do for you”!

    • Grateful Head

      Yawn, Sore losers are sore.

      The Democratic creed is more along the lines of “Act not just for yourself, but for society as a whole.’

      • Anonymous

        Very sore. Some of the excuses and “rationalizations” the ones who lost have come up with are unbelievable. It shows how much they misunderstood and gauged so much incorrectly. They were following polls and sources that had it all wrong….polls (very few) and sources that said what they wanted to hear, regardless of reality. Astounding really.

    • Anonymous

      Yeah, Don Trump, the Koch Brothers and Rupert Murdoch do so much for their country.

      • KaBangor

        They sign the front of a paycheck for 10’s of thousands of people, something democrats know nothing about.

        • Anonymous

          and that attitude is what put our president in the white house for another 4 years and made the Governor of Maine a lame duck for the rest of the one term he will serve – Thanks keep up the good work!

        • Anonymous

          Actually they do no such thing. They manage the hedge funds that shut down factories, move jobs to China, and sell the real estate with covenants preventing other employers form opening similar shops there. I remember Don Trump back in the eighties trying to intimidate tenants at 0ne Central Park South. He wanted to change the status of the building from residential hotel to Co Op, but couldn’t because the tenants wouldn’t leave. SOOO he gave several empty apartments to homeless people drug addicts, and other more dangerous people. The tenants sued him and won an injunction, Of course the Donald immediately declared bankrupcy hoping to avoid paying punitive damages. BUT the tenants lawyer was one step ahead of him. The judge awarded the tenants the building, which Donald then repurchased from them, with codicils allowing the tenants to live there rent free for the remainder of their lives.
          Money doesn’t buy class, or even brains.

          Oh, BTW I’m Not a Democrat.

    • While I am not a Democrat, I do believe that in general, Democrats are more selfless – willing to make more sacrifices for the greater good, as Grateful suggests.

      The anti-tax movement, is to a degree, inspired by helping the collective by un-burdening them from debt, though selfish interest seems to be the primary driving force. They want money back in their pockets and for the most part, still expect the same government services. Spending cuts that affect them personally are generally not championed.

      Though I do want to see a smarter, more fiscally responsible government, I also understand that without tax revenue, the society we all enjoy would not be possible and living conditions for the poor would suffer.

      Paying your taxes is part of what JFK was referring to when asking to do your part.

  • KaBangor

    Just wait till Woods has to implement Obamacare at his
    business, or runs smack into a few of the 68-per-day regulations Obama is
    putting in place to kill off small business in the US. How could someone who
    runs a health related business in the US support a president who is trying to
    strangle the medical manufacturing industry? I predict that sometime in 2014
    we’ll be reading the headline “Woods running as Tea Party Favorite”.
    Remember – If you’re not a democrat in your 20’s, you have no heart. If you’re
    still a democrat in your 40’s, you have no brain.

  • Anonymous

    Lets put another Democrat in office and we can watch the State fall apart just like the country is. Glad to see another union is going to lay off 18000 people. Great job by all voting that jackwagon back to power!

  • Anonymous

    Anyone talking about the next damned election already should be banned from running for anything ever again.

  • Anonymous

    Always sounded like a Dem. Now it’s official.

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