As we near the finish line of this journey, it causes me to reflect on where I have been for the past year.
I have met and talked to a great many good people, whose views didn't always align with mine, but at least we talked.
My views have not changed that much, but at least a majority of people believe in me. I take much pride in that.
I believe I will be elected, but then I didn't doubt that at all.
What I want to do from here is, if elected, I want to be an effective voice of the average person and their needs, not some party-line hack. I wish to thank all who have supported and encouraged me, from the jungles of South America to Alaska to Hawaii, California, and many other states. We know you can't vote for me, but your insight and discourse has kept me going. I appreciate that more than you know.
As to the people who can and will vote for me, I want you to know I will be honest in my opinions and use the judgement and wisdom that I have gained in my lifetime in my decisions, keeping the entire state of Maine in mind when I do.
I take great pride in having been endorsed by The Sierra Club of Maine, The Maine Education Association, and Equality Maine. Thank you all!
No matter what happens on November 6th, this will be an experience I will never forget. Thank you to all!
May peace be within you, and may you please spread it to others!