To the Editor:
I support Les Otten for governor. Let me explain why.
The next governor of Maine will face an unprecedented financial crisis the day he or she is sworn in. That is due in great measure to the fact that the current administration and the legislature have, over the years, spent more money that we can afford, and without regard for the problems and needs of the ordinary citizen.
If we are to save our sinking ship, then we need leadership strong enough to stop the spending frenzy, reinvigorate our business climate and give people their jobs and state back.
The Democrats have had their way for the past 30 years. I think we need a new set of players in Augusta, and I think our choice for governor is going to be critical.
Lots of people understand what is wrong with state government and can see what needs to be done. Les has articulated that very well, but that’s not enough. We need a governor who not only has a vision, but the drive and ability to act and produce results for the citizens of this state; someone who is qualified to lead this state on day one.
You won’t find him in Les Otten in his office hiding behind his desk. He’ll be out in front leading the charge. He has a well-known history of taking on big challenges, of being a doer and a man of action. Now we need him to return Maine to its people and to its rightful place on the world’s stage.
To use a baseball analogy, we need a proven major league player, not someone with potential up from the minors.