Comments for: Can a King help restore leadership in Washington?

Posted Nov. 18, 2012, at 5:13 p.m.

America has faced problems time and time again. But great leaders have always emerged at the opportune moment to solve them. Today, it can be argued America is facing problems like it never has before and is in dire need of leadership. Decisions regarding our country’s debt and deficit have …

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  • Anonymous

    Do not look to King for any fiscal responsibility. His support of budget-busting Obamacare, his questionable improprieties with Big Wind industry and his tenure as our spend-aholic governor makes a joke of any proclamations of him as some sort of economic savior.

    • Anonymous

      We’re not looking for “saviors” (an R invention of the 2008 campaign), just politicians who can govern. No Labels sounds like a good possibility.

    • Anonymous

      ” fiscal responsibility”,and everything the R stand for got tromped last week You are going to have to find a different card to play now!!!

      • Anonymous

        I believe the House of Representatives returned more Rs than Ds to it this election. Not quite a tromp.

  • Anonymous

    Leaders need lead inside the existing systems of the US Government, like they have since 1776…………… so creating a ‘new system’ inside the two party or outside?…….it may appeal to some……..but appeal and effectiveness are two different things…..over 100 million votes were cast for President in 2012……….so .less than 1 % is not a ‘movement” …..Ross Perot came as close as any in recent history…….he demographics were impressive as uniquely middle class………but that was about 9% of votes……….Bernie Sanders……22 yrs…..effectiveness ?……………..

  • Anonymous

    King (D-ME) will be just as ineffective as Mike Michaud is and will get caught up in the partisan politics that permate Washington. No one goes against the party line and that includes King the self-professed Independent in Democratic sheeps clothing.

    • Anonymous

      I don’t quite see King dancing on the end of Harry Reid’s string like Michaud does on the end of Pelosi’s.

    • Anonymous

      we’ll see… partisan politics and irational stubborn loyalty to party first has been the problem for the last 4years and in particular for the last 2 years.One more vote to possibly break up gridlock is VERY welcomed!!!

  • Anonymous

    What a crock….

  • Anonymous

    Can King restore leadership in Washington? Why pose the headline as a question when you already know the answer….that would be No.

  • Anonymous

    I’m sorry but there is no such thing as an independent in Washington, D.C. King is a liberal democrat (and by the way that is not bad) and so are the other two so-called independents in the senate. The congress is run by political parties, committee assignments etc, and a lone person who “calls himself an independent” does not make it so. Study your political science. We have a two party system of governing. I would love to see that disappear but it ain’t gonna happen.

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