To the Editor:
It was a beautiful fall morning in Waldoboro. I was on my way to meet friends at Morse’s for breakfast. The air was crisp, the colors beautiful, and the signs seemed to multiply before my eyes.
David Trahan (for whom I have much respect) won my prize for having the most signs. McCain/Palin (for whom I do not) came in second. This made me ponder my own political thoughts and wonder if there were any others who feel as I do. Are there any folks out there who might mix their signs?
As one would have it, Providence (actually Suzanne) took me down Pine St. today where I found my answer. There, Wendy Pieh and David Trahan stood side by side. There, two local people who have worked hard for their communities and constituencies stood together. Someone on Pine St. looks at the person, not the party. Bravo I say!
I’ve been doing a lot of people watching and listening during this campaign.
I balance what I hear with what I want. I want my country to return to being a respected world power. I want a return to diplomacy by those who represent my country. I want those who hold the purse strings to think before spending. I want my leaders to be listeners, thinkers, and problem solvers. I want my elected officials to be well versed in history, particularly in the Constitution. I want an end to name calling and put-downs.
If Margaret Chase Smith were here today, I would vote for her, for she knew how to put an end to the naysayers, the fear mongers, and the bullies. She is not, so I will vote for the one who is most aligned to her, Barack Obama.
I will also support David Trahan and Wendy Pieh too, because in my experience, they too, put people before parties.
Take a ride down 220 for a great breakfast at Morse’s. Think about people. Think about what they really represent. In my decades on this earth, the party platforms have done some mixing.
There was a day when the GOP meant small government, fiscal restraints, and lower taxes. Not today! Voting one party because that’s what you’ve always done doesn’t cut it in today’s world. Look and listen to the candidates as people.
To the Editor: