One thing politicians who decide to run for an office seldom ask, why they want the job, do the people really want them?
Politicians who are successful usually live fulltime in the area they wish to represent. It’s not about a vacation home but knowing the people and the issues. Locals who know that person, nudges him or her as they know their best interests will be in mind. The endorsements of outsiders can be of secondary importance.
Tell that to the arrogants in the Obama administration.
In an attempt to punish Senator Susan Collins (who was probably one of the least reliable Republicans for years) for her “yes” vote to confirm Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court, Obama hack Jen Psaki floated that trial balloon.
Susan Rice, of course, acted all humbled and measured.
The question will rightfully be, does Maine deserve or even want her.
It’s not like she’s hurting for income, especially if she tries to come off as a Mainer.
There was never any doubt that Rice would make her home in Washington. She “never wanted to live outside the city,” she said. She lives in Northwest Washington, with her husband, Ian Cameron, a television producer she met while attending Stanford University. Inheritances from Cameron’s and Rice’s families, as well as her own investments, are chiefly responsible for her $20 million-plus net worth, which has drawn attention this week because she holds stocks in Canadian oil companies that could benefit from construction of the Keystone Pipeline, a project that she might have some influence over if she were named secretary of state.
— Washington Post, 11/29/12
Maine looks like many post-Donald Trump states: the smaller coastal, more populated urban areas are Democrat while the larger, rural areas are Republican.
While President Trump lost Maine in 2016, the post-election #MeToo movement and the recent Brett Kavanaugh-liberal hysterics was not an issue. And let’s not forget: Susan Rice has a lot of baggage that may a gift that keeps on digging for locals who like to dig that dirt of comeuppance.
• Susan Rice allegedly ordered surveillance of Donald Trump’s 2016 election campaign aides as part of a political intelligence operation.
• Rice claimed that climate change was responsible for the deadly civil war in Syria.
• Rice once declared that there is “no military solution” to the raging conflict in Yemen.
• Susan Rice said accused deserter Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl served “with honor and distinction.”
• Susan Rice was the driving force behind a misinformation campaign about the Sept. 11, 2012, Benghazi terror attacks.
— Breitbart, 4/4/17
Should Susan Rice attempt to get a free ride off the liberal-Kavanaugh reaction, she will be quickly reminded that one of the hashtags is #BelieveWomen. Granted, Christine Blasey Ford was given an honesty pass but she isn’t running for office… yet.
The liberal media is offering a qualifier in unison that Rice has roots in Maine. Are we supposed to be impressed? Seeing how that’s the region where our nation began, who doesn’t have roots in New England?
It’s a given those in the big cities are Democrat and are used to looking away from their own corruption. Rural New Englanders appreciate honesty. Rice could win Portland and Augusta. Could she win Portage or Caratunk?
Winna-winna, laub-stah dinnah.