What do you make of Shawn Moody?

Posted Aug. 09, 2010, at 3:21 p.m.

One of three independent candidates for governor (along with Eliot Cutler and Kevin Scott), Shawn Moody has begun campaigning in earnest, traveling the state and talking to voters. The founder and owner of a chain of auto body repair shops, he is pitching himself

as a “regular guy” candidate. How will this play? Will Mainers embrace a smart businessman who may not know much about state government? Is a certain amount of

knowledge essential to be an effec-tive governor? What do you make of Mr. Moody?