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Maine Representative Aaron Libby and LL Bean's Linda Bean Endorse Ron Paul for President!

***Update! Representative Aaron Libby of Maine endorsed Ron Paul today at a campaign stop in Alfred, Maine.

“We need to change our cradle-to-grave government mentality. Cutting taxes is not enough. We must reduce the size and cost of our federal government. I am tired of the status quo, big-government politicians of both sides of the aisle. Ron Paul represents real cuts, real change, for a free and prosperous America. I am a Ron Paul Republican,” said Rep. Libby.

http://www.ronpaul2012.com/2012/01/28/ron-paul-endorsed-by-m...

**Update! According to the Washington Post, Linda Bean, Grand Daughter of the LL Bean founder and prominent Republican activist in Maine, is the first of two endorsements today.

"He's very electable, he crosses all ideological lines because of his strong message," Bean said. "He's for the gold standard. I think people want stability in this country. He's for helping America domestically, and staying out of aggressive wars. We're just spending ourselves down the drain in these countries year after year with occupation."

http://politicalticker.blogs.cnn.com/2012/01/28/l-l-bean-hei...

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Your only batting .500 here.

Snowe is a ground out to the short stop, trust me. Sorry. Snowe is CFR (Council on Foreign Relations) all the way. She has been a member for as long as I've known about and studied that organization. Not only is she a member, she is a true believer and her voting record proves it. If any measure before the senate further erodes our sovereignty as a nation, Snowe will vote yes. Ron Paul is the antithesis of all that the globaloney butt-clowns in the CFR hold dear. You'd have a better shot with the other one, if it's still Collins. She votes many times in lock-step with Snowe but if my memory is correct, she is not a member of the CFR.

Paul.

The fact that so many love and support Ron Paul is a clear

indication that Mainers are pretty much fed up with politics as usual with Snowe and Collins. Remember, they both voted for NDAA which means that I shall never vote for them again in my lifetime. They are subverter's of the US Constitution as is OBAMA and those like him.

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Yay!

:-) Great news, thanks for the post!

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Maine Governor Paul LePage has an amazing life story, he is a tough Franco/American and grassroots campaigning won him the election in 2010 ... his endorsement would be fantastic!

Two...

What if one of the state's two US senators were enough anti-war to make Ron an attractive choice? They are both nanny-state liberal Republicans but foreign policy might be their overriding concern.

New Hampshire and Ecuador.

Governor LePage won a primary

Governor LePage won a primary contest against establishment candidates. He did so with a plainspoken/straightforward campaign style and with the help of a grassroots campaign. In a lot of ways he was very much like the RP of our primary race two years ago. I would not be surprised if our governor were to support Dr. Paul. It would be significant on the state level (the endorsement would not really carry much weight outside of Maine) and it would have the effect of forcing many caucus goers to re-evaluate Paul if they had previously dismissed him as a viable candidate.

HOWEVER

there is no guarantee that this endorsement will be made. other endorsement possibilities could include the 1st district congressional candidate Patrick Calder or a group such as the Maine Republican Liberty Caucus.

Maine is ready for a candidate like Ron Paul.

I Think It'll Be The Governor Endorsing

I highly doubt that Ron would get a call from the governor of Maine today asking for a meeting and not get an endorsement from him after the campaign sent out a press release announcing two PIVOTAL endorsements hours after said meeting occurred.

While I'm sure he's a good guy if you believe he'd endorse Ron, a candidate for a congressional seat doesn't come off as "pivotal" to me, nor does an endorsement from the Maine Republican Liberty Caucus. If the campaign truly means that these two endorsements will be pivotal I'd think it would be safe to say that one of them will be LePage when the events that have transpired today are taken in to account.

Now, of course nothing is certain but I would be VERY surprised if Ron did not get an endorsement from the governor after LePage called up Ron and asked for a private meeting. As for the other endorsement, however, I really have no clue. Evidently the State Treasurer Bruce Poliquin is pretty popular so maybe Ron will be gaining an endorsement from him as well, but since we've heard nothing else about an endorser from Maine it could be anyone.

You know, Tom, you must be the thinnest skinned guy in America, because if you think that's a confrontational tone, then you should really see me when I'm pissed."

WOOT!

Hells yeah! It would be AWESOME if one of the endorsements came from the governor. Holy crap would that be cool.

BTW... anyone else noticing how the DP numbers have been growing? Right now there are 700 people logged in! I remember it was a big deal for one of the debates when it broke 600!

WE ARE GROWING STRONGER!! :-D

Gov. Lepage is the real deal.

Look up his bio and you will amazed. He is trying to turn around a state that is a mess. A very tough row to hoe.

h-daddy

Watch the media if he does endorse RP.

They will come up with some of these by chance.....

Criticisms

[edit] Statements by LePage

LePage has been criticized for statements that supporters have viewed as being part of LePage's plainspoken style.[41] During the campaign, he told an audience that when he became governor, they could expect to see newspaper headlines stating, "LePage Tells Obama To Go to Hell."[42] At the beginning of his term as governor, he was criticized for refusing either to attend Martin Luther King, Jr. Day events or to meet with Maine representatives of the NAACP. When questioned, LePage said he would not be "held hostage" by special interest groups including the NAACP, and laughingly told a local news reporter, "Tell them they can kiss my butt."[41][43][44] The remarks were reported in national media, with The Portland Press Herald saying that the comments "sparked outrage... among civil rights group leaders who called his remarks 'astonishing and troubling'".[44][41] A LePage spokesperson responded, "He's got a directness about him that a lot of people find appealing".[41] LePage's office later indicated that he would meet with NAACP representatives, but only to discuss matters of concern to "all Maine's people".[43]

In February 2011, LePage again gained national attention when he spoke on a local TV news program saying he hoped to repeal the Maine ban of Bisphenol A, voted for unanimously by the Maine Board of Environmental Protection,[45] because "There hasn’t been any science that identifies that there is a problem” and added: “The only thing that I’ve heard is if you take a plastic bottle and put it in the microwave and you heat it up, it gives off a chemical similar to estrogen. So the worst case is some women may have little beards....and we don't want that.”[46][47] Maine women responded with "Little Beard Day", a Facebook organized protest that drew a response of more than 1,400. The Facebook page described the event as "...a response to (and attempt to match the absurdity of) the much-reported recent statements by our governor about the safety issues surrounding BPA." Women were invited to don “little beards" and post pictures at the Facebook site.[48][49] On March 28, it was reported that the LePage administration had dropped its opposition to the new BPA regulations.[50] After a unanimous vote in the Senate and only three opposing votes in the House of Representatives, on April 22, the Maine legislature passed a bill to ban the use of BPA in baby bottles, sippy cups and other reusable food and beverage containers, effective January 1, 2012. Governor LePage refused to sign the bill but it became law without his signature.

More:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Paul_LePage

It's time! Rand Paul 2016!

"Truth, Justice, and the American Way!"

Don't worry about that..

The media simply won't cover the endorsements, and will continue to call Ron racist, if they mention him at all.

Actually...

If anything, women would be less likely to have beards. Estrogen is would feminize them. And in high doses, mess w/ their menstrual cycle.

But yeah. Screw that. If you want to microwave BPA, or eat it, or grind it up and snort it... whatever. It's your business. As long as there's no fraud, we're good. :)

freedom of ingestion

"The government shouldn't be telling us what to put in our bodies."

Well first off,

he has a black son.
2.. woman with beards.. come on who wants that! haha.

LePage......

My brother lives in Caribou, Maine. He says LePage is very popular among conservatives...very popular with the Tea Party.

Please don't get too excited

Please don't get too excited about the possibility of a LePage endorsement. We can't assume stuff, or let ourselves get too worked up.

LePage is a cool dude though. He told the NAACP to "kiss my butt" because they're just another special interest group.

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Meh guessing games are fun though!!

After reading that, just seemed very plausible he would not want to endorse the candidates that DO support the special interest groups.

I agree. I just suspect

I agree. I just suspect people are assuming.

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O yea!

That's great, Maine is a small state, only a few thousand people participate in the caucus. If an endorsement won us just 100 additional votes, that could make all the difference.

"Alas! I believe in the virtue of birds. And it only takes a feather for me to die laughing."

A governors endorsement is larger than

state senators endorsements...If it is? This is great news...Thank You for posting! :)

It's time! Rand Paul 2016!

"Truth, Justice, and the American Way!"

Your welcome. Too excited not to post!

First time poster so, thought this was worthy. BTW I love this site. I'm addicted!!
I believe it is much bigger to get Governor endorsement. He only won the race by about 2 percent tho.

Welcome!

As to 2%, I'm assuming it was in general election, with Dems against him, right?

We just need to get the nomination among GOP types first, and worry about general later...

And, by the way, he did win! If RP wins 51 to 49, I will be, hmm, extatic is an understatement... ;)

Paul B.

Actually LePage beat an

Actually LePage beat an independent candidate by 2%, it was 38% LePage, 36% for Elliot Cutler the independent and 19% for Libby Mitchell the Democrat. The rest was with the Green party and other independents.

http://bangordailynews.com/2010/11/03/politics/bdn-projects-...

Looking at SC, where we got

Looking at SC, where we got major endorsements, I would say they don't mean jack other than our own happiness..

lost opportunity

We're the only ones who know RP got the endorsements from 4 SC state senators.

EDIT: Misplaced comment. Sorry.

Not so!

It's good for the endorsers and for us, to see who has the courage and stability of character to stand up and publicly represent where they stand. These are our future leaders, r3volution strongholds, people of good sense. I want to know who they are. If the MSM doesn't report the endorsements, we will. This is the beginning not the end. We have to be more relentless than the military industrial complex. I'm not going to live as a slave, or let these lily-livered psychopaths arrest any of my friends on trumped up suspicion with no due process of law. Patriot Act, Military Commissions Act, NDAA...we have to represent reason, good judgement, and common sense, and put our representatives back on an honorable path of good governance, or put them in prison, and become representatives ourselves.

Good point. We need to remember those who stood with us.

At this particular juncture it takes great courage and, especially, virtue for a significant, standing politician to face off against the establishment. You can be sure those who stand up for Ron Paul now are now getting brownie points from the corrupt Republican leadership. Let's make sure we remember them. An accessible list might be nice. It will help me remember who to donate to later.

Bill of Rights /Amendment X: "The powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the States, are reserved to the States respectively, or to the people."

Do you need a politician or judge to "interpret" those 28

Crickett....Try Not To Be Such A Debbie Downer...........

How about looking on the bright side for a change.........

Let's look at S.C.......last cycle we got 3% of the vote....this time around....13%. We quadrupled our vote total.

Do ya think that maybe those endorsements played a role in that huge increase?

In Maine....last cycle we got 18%....no Maine endorsements that I know of........this year we have two....and one of them is most likely the Governor. My brother lives in Caribou, Maine. He says Governor LePage is very popular with conservatives....extremely popular with the Tea Party.

Let's be positive!!! This is great news!!

ok, Zman, I will try. SC

ok, Zman, I will try. SC really bummed me out, as I guess you noticed..I forgot abut the 3%, I just could not believe Santy even beat Ron, there..

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first link, wtf?

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