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Comments for: Former Gov. John Baldacci will not run for Snowe’s U.S. Senate seat

  • Anonymous

    The creme floats to the top, and Baldy isn’t exactly rich or smooth.

    • Anonymous

      A smooth liar maybe, but I see your point

      • Anonymous

         Smooth mover?

    • Harry H Snyder III

      Cream… Angus the Mangus… This paper won’t let me say what I really think about that.

    • Anonymous

      That isn’t all that floats and Baldy better fits the definition of another sort of floater.

  • Anonymous

    Senator King is all but a done deal now.

  • Guest

     “I’m more about Maine than I am about Washington,” Baldacci said. 

    You have saved us by your martyrdom, Baldy. Thank you.

    • Anonymous

      And thank you for resorting to name calling to make your point.

      • Guest

        You’re welcome.  Also suggest reading comprehension class:)

    • Anonymous

      This “I want to run but I owe my family….” garbage is just another way of saying “I have no chance so I won’t get the $$$ to run.”
      Are we supposed to believe he didn’t consider his family or their preferences until today, or not until after two weeks of considering it?  BS, all politicians are full of it.

      • Anonymous

        Winterporter……..Should have capitalized…… ‘ALL’. 

    • Anonymous

      Best news I’ve heard today!

    • Anonymous

       I wish I could click “Liked” more than once………

    • You know Angus will vote for Harry Reid as Senate Majority leader.  It’s been three years since Harry Reid passed a budget.  In that time we’ve accrued the three largest deficits in our history. We can not sustain many more years of this… so I hope the Republicans do not roll over as the Democrats have…

    • Usually he’s better at lying… it sounded so fake… the truth would have been…” I received a call from Senator Charles Schumer today… & Chuck said ‘John their isn’t sufficient enthusiasm for your run… we have Angus ready to support the leadership’, after sheadding a few tears I informed my family that the rug had been pulled out from under me.”  I did what all good party men do and took one for the team.

    • Anonymous

       Must have looked at the polls.

  • Anonymous

    The Ds are doing a better job than the Rs in telling their nobodies to stay out of the race so that they can court King Angus.

    • Anonymous

      Well, so far I haven’t seen an R I would vote for even if they were the only candidate in a one-horse race for dog catcher of cat-town.

    • Anonymous

       That tells me that the R’s still believe this is a free country.

  • Anonymous

    I’m not surprised and basically called it back when it was mentioned he couldn’t campaign/collect signatures while under this contract.

  • Anonymous

    Why leave the cushy job the Democrats created for him in D. C.? He got it for being such a great guy and he won’t have to answer to angry constituants.

    • He is leaving the job, this month.  Read the article.

  • Anonymous

    Aww, no chance of a split vote allowing a freaky fringe right candidate to slip into office. Bummer!

    • Guest

      I think Charlie Summers may have a chance…

      • Anonymous

        LOL

      • Anonymous

        LOL.. a chance of what ??  

      • Sure he has a chance, like a snowball in Hades technically has a chance…

        • Anonymous

          Don’t you mean Haiti?

          • Anonymous

            Hades is another word for hell. Snow Balls chance in Hell is a common phrase.

          • Anonymous

            Thanks.  Never knew that.  I just assumed they meant Haiti seeing as it’s hot there and thus, the reference could have potentially applied.

  • Anonymous

    Get used to saying Senator Anguish King

  • Anonymous

    Sad state of affairs in this state.

    Angus Pingree $u$$man King will be out next US Senator!

    • Guest

      Mother Pingree is not running either…

      • Anonymous

        Angus will win by at least 25 % … He also will caucus with the D’s… How do you like those apples !!!

        • You could be right if the Republicans play it poorly and the Dems straw can’t pull over single digits… but the Republican’s won’t nominate Poliquin and at least Dunlap has enough pride to give it a good go… Dunlap can’t win and a good Republican candidate (Bennett) odds are no better than 1 in 3…. but it’s not guaranteed.

          • Anonymous

            Perhaps you’re right… but never count out a surprise ending.

            In order to win any of these games, one at least has to be be dressed for the game.

            The R’s will have either  Charlie or Rick in there next November. Will the D’s?

        • Anonymous

          He cant help it if he is a LOSER

  • Anonymous

    After enhancing medical health through reform, how can he stay productively active  in Hampden?   Who can replace him at the Pentagon?   What will he do now?

  • Anonymous

    king is set on obama care sell out

  • Anonymous

     And the reason is…….. He has been reading the comments in BDN.

  • Anonymous

    Thank God.

  • Anonymous

    THANK YOU

  • Anonymous

    Angus gave him The Stare.

    King is such a…, well,…Democrat.

    Rick Bennett is our last best hope.

  • Anonymous

    He knows he couldn’t get enough signatures.

    • Anonymous

      Hell…. You gotta be kidding …  Deal has been cut… Angus wins by more than 25% easy. Angus will caucus and vote with the D’s.  

      • Anonymous

        The article is about Baldacci deciding not to run as was my comment.  I’m not sure what you are talking about.

      • Anonymous

        Who made the deal?
        Angus and Severin, or Angus and Severin?

  • Anonymous

    But “THANK YOU” (Baldacci bowing out) = Sen. King. What we really need is a DRAFT BALDY movement, otherwise we get a suave Democrat (Sen. King) or, slight chance, a hick one-of-us-Democrat (Sen.Baldacci). Or an R if King and Baldi beat each other up enough, hopefully.

  • Anonymous

    Looks like the inside beautiful people want to make sure Angus is got open road as he is more liberal than Baldacci.  I think if the republicans can run a solid person who has not fleeced the taxpayors with his windmills and prior energy deals, they could win…hopefully people in maine will see thru the facade of Angus…he puts on a good show .. best example saying he does not know who he will caucus with but then says Obama deserves re election.  He is not an Independant so that is why it is stupid for any Dem to run. 

    • Anonymous

        Where might the Republicans find “a solid person” who could survive the wingnut primary?  We have seen the future of the Republican party and it is LePage or LePage Light imitators.   

    • Anonymous

      i will take lepage type over any of the crappy people in public office who ran our state into the ground.. based on the coruption lepage is finding, he can stay in there as long as possible to get all the crooks out..

    • Anonymous

      Good thoughts. You know though, the Ds in Congress don’t want an I, they want a D to enhance their Senate Majority. Suppose there will be some pressure after he wins, or before he wins, with an offer of a plum committee assignment, to convert to D? You can bet your butt there will be!

      • Guest

        He doesn’t have to convert, he only has to agree to caucus with the Democrats to widen their majority.

        • Anonymous

          I’m not sure, maybe you’re right, but I’ll bet he wouldn’t be allowed to be an Officer of the Senate without converting. And man if you want the really sweet stuff, like Senate Majority Leader, they’re not gonna put some wacky I in there – there’d be a D revolt.

          • Guest

            The reason I know is because Sen. Joe Leiberman (Ind.Ct.)  has been caucusing with the Democrats for some time now.

          • Anonymous

            Yup, makes sense. But he’d have to settle (and Maine, too) with being a drone Senator, one who could never move up the ladder, and provide Maine with the accompanying prestige and other perks (read: moolah) that say, George Mitchell, could pull off.

          • Guest

            The Senate is a different animal now than what is was during Mitchell’s time served. Don’t know if I would want to be there now.

    • Guest

      Try one that doesn’t lie….. oh, you can’t, can you?

    • Anonymous

       I likely won’t vote for Angus, but I’m not hopeful he’ll lose.

  • ptkitty

    John Baldacci “Farewell Speech”, Jan. 1, 2011
    “As I’ve looked back on the last eight years, the common theme of many of the interviews I’ve had is that I was “unlucky,” that I was called to serve during very difficult economic times.
    I used to joke that on the day I took office, if we weren’t at the bottom we certainly could see it from where we were standing.” 
    2002 and the years that followed were some of the best economic times in the US and Maine.  Don’t exactly recall very difficult economic times until about 2007.
    What did Angus King leave for the next governor and the state?  Debt and laptop computers for schoolkids?

    • Anonymous

      Well MR Baldacci def left Maine in a complete mess when he left office and we are just beginning to see a lot of it uncovered !

  • Anonymous

    Lucky us.

  • Was this copy edited?

  • Anonymous

    I’m guessing the negative feedback may have been too overwhelming.

  • Anonymous

    Good decision, John.

  • CG

    Thank God he is useless

  • MaineHiker

    This is good news and good news will come when Angus king announces his refusal of the seat.

  • Anonymous

     Good Decision!!

  • Guest

     I can only imagine the “Backroom” dealing going on with this one “IN and this one “Out”. But not to worry, I’m sure the “Best” will be chosen for all the people. NOT.

  • Anonymous

    The steps of Bangor City hall seems like a weird place to have the press conference.

    • Guest

      Listen in 8 years as governor he has done 3826 photo opts… sometimes 4 or 5 a day, I hear tell he helped little old ladies cross the street to eating  girlscout cookies.. Heck his mirror has a BDN photographer built in to it. so why so surprised??

      • Anonymous

        My all time favorite photo of him was marching up State St.  during a pro abortion rally with a sign behind him that stated “KEEP YOUR ROSARIES OFF MY OVARIES” .  Then the hypocrite was busy serving his families’ awful spaghetti sauce at St John’s Church.   

    • Anonymous

      His lawyer brother holds an office in city hall ! he was probably there hoping big brudda would get him a job on the city counsel !

    • Anonymous

      I’m surprised he didn’t use the steps of the old Bangor Auditorium… about to be torn down. Now that would have been both ironic and poetic.

  • Guest

    I wanted him to run and pull windmill mans votes away…. It’s a sad day, I was looking forward to voting against him again…

  • Anonymous

    Thank God, he has saved us once more. It is to bad he went to Washington to ruin service members benifits.

  • Anonymous

    Angus King comes with a boat load of baggage from not only his two terms as Governor, but also his Industrial Wind BS that makes him big bucks at everyone else’s expense.  He is far from a sure bet.  Republicans know he is a liberal democrat, Independents know he is a liberal democrat, and democrats know he is a liberal democrat…so…we’ll see.

  • April Rainfrette

    John Elias Baldacci nearly ruined this state once…please let us not hear his name again until his obituary appears in the newspaper.

  • Anonymous

    Senator Angus King……his 1st major request to the President will be: 

    Dear Mr. President,  will you please pardon former State Treasurer Poliquin and former Governor LePage?   Tax frauds shouldn’t be pardoned…..and these 2 belong in jail!

    Call Senator King and tell him to let Poliquin and LePage serve their time behind bars…..don’t pardon either one of them!

    • your a real peice of …….work aren’t you.

  • Anonymous

    Thank God

  • Guest

    John Baldacci won the governors seat in Maine with less then 40% of the vote, both times. Where are the bumper stickers folks..  once at 38% next time 34% He holds the bragging rights for least votes ever to have been voted in..

    We need a good Dem from southern Maine to run against Angus and another independent… Come on folks step right up sign  up today.. (-;  The more the merrier!!!

    The tricks the liberals did was help independents get into the race to throw the republican vote. until it backfired.. (-;

    The Tea party is just napping folks, they are not asleep… Media is nasty to us. but the voting booth won’t be,,

    • Anonymous

      Quit playing the victim, it’s pathetic. 

      • Guest

        Watch in awe!!!  The Tea Party are victims!!!

    • Anonymous

      How dare you dredge up such ancient history.

      Don’t you know that only LePage’s election is used to comment on run off elections?

  • Felix Rodriguez

    Kinda wish someone would quit running & start limping

  • Anonymous

    Baldy actually said some very nice things about Olympia, of course when she is leaving.

  • Anonymous

    Baldacci was smart not to run especially knowing he would not win since a recent poll was not favorable to him. I don’t believe King will win either because his time has passed and new blood is needed. I hope to see new faces and smart people run for Snowe’s seat.

  • Anonymous

    I have just one sentence and it is PHEW ! THE PEOPLE OF MAINE JUST DODGED A BULLET !

    • Anonymous

      That’s two sentences, and one of them is incomplete.

      • Anonymous

        Aye, Laddy; but the truth’s firmly planted in the statement!

      • Anonymous

        wHO cARES yOU rEAD iT yOU cAN uNDERSTAND iT!!!

  • Anonymous

    It looks like Baldarchi could use a couple of good meals to me.

  • Cynthia Dill ? The same Cynthia that supports the National Park idea ? Lol…well…we know SHE will have no problem raising enough funds to run….this oughta be good.

  • Anonymous

    kinda gonna miss those ears on the little fella, he could always try out for a part on Star Wars part 35, think I see has twin on one of the movies…

    • Guest

      You still have Obama.

      • Anonymous

        but he has only has 11 months left then he’ll have to try out for the part in star wars…then they can take their pick of colors…that’s all that’s left for either of them…just saying

  • Anonymous

    iairmaxshoes.com 

  • Anonymous

    The Democrats are scared.

  • Anonymous

    Lets be nice now, at least he knows well enough, he wore out his welcome and backed out. So no one can say he didn’t get anything right.

  • Anonymous

    So now king Ainus can officially run as a D

    • Anonymous

      Came out of the closet.

  • Anonymous

    Mainers. have faith…..The wand will be waved and presto! Out of the hat will be pulled a fully qualified cardboard candidate.

    S/he will be wearing black rimmed business glasses and will be carrying the Wall St. Journal in one hand with a bag of Whoopie Pies in the other. When the top suit button is pushed the apparition’s digital voice system will announce “I believe in balanced budgets and fiscal restraint.” When pushed the second button will say  “DHHS needs continued reform as the current administration has not reformed as extensively as it should be. When pushed the third button will say  “I applaud the people of Searsport for their energy decision.”

    Problem is, this rabbit will run but it can’t hide…..this time.

    • Anonymous

      …but perhaps I pre-judge. There is an option open for any who choose to oppose the conservative choice many Mainers identify with…..

      Any candidate whose values include honesty can self-identify right now in fairness to voters. Who are you? Do you believe in individual rights or governmental rights? Do you believe in removing private property to ensure that all Mainers have equal property? Do you believe that religion has no place in governmental decisions? Do you believe that the government should have the power over Maine children rather than  their parents? Do you believe in age of majority law? Do you believe in the Free Market? This truncated list should be taken only as the beginning.  

      Before all else…..who are you and what do you believe? Mainers need to know and you need to extend an honest saltus to us before “political” issues develop any further.

  • Anonymous

    thank goodness!

  • Yawningattrolls

    I am just appalled that the Democratic Party seems to be simply throwing in the towel on this “up for grabs” and previously republican seat. The Democratic Party needs to retain the Senate and take back the House to further the progress of the past three years. I am severely disappointed that Chellie Pingree and now Mr. Baldacci seem to have looked at the polls and turned tail in the face of an independent that I find not progressive enough.

    The Democratic Party needs to rally around a sound candidate, now is not the time to convalesce an opportunity to strengthen the party’s position nationally. I will vote for Chellie for her house seat but I am severely disappointed that she doesn’t seem to have the fortitude to do what is best for Maine and the nation and as for the former governor  – you were always a disappointment and too far right  for my taste but I supported you because you were a Democrat.

    • Harry H Snyder III

      It would behoove Maine (in future elections) to remember the cowards who moved to the side to let the tax-and-spend I-candidate pass.

      If only one candidate running has a realistic chance of winning, is this really an election?  Castro won many such “elections” in Cuba.

    • Anonymous

      Still too bad Michaud stepped aside! Hopefully, he didn’t do so to protect Chellie and was side-swiped by her bailing out.

      Someone already posted that Severin might be the King-maker in all this. Very interesting…

  • Guest

    The fix is in for King.

    So instead of a RINO we get a DISC  ( Democrat In Sheep’s Clothing )

    Or maybe an IINO    ( Independent In Name Only )

    • Anonymous

      So what’s the big deal, sheeple? What party has the most registered voters? 

  • Anonymous

    Nice picture. Who is that on her knees in front of the Governor? Why it’s Pat LaMarche in her usual position.

  • Just for the heck of it… is there anyone in Maine that thinks a democrat would be any different than Olympia ? after all , she, more than a few time, was the only conservative to wagde a yes vote on issues that no other conservative voted for

    • Anonymous

      Perhaps, but she did caucus with Republicans.

      I fear Angus will turn to the Dark Side and caucus with with Harry Reid.

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