I had a great talk today with Maine's Attorney General Steven Rowe. He spoke at a Democratic event and emphasized the importance of building the "bottom of the pyramid" and energizing progressive activism. His words and attitude really impressed me.
Afterwards, I told him flat out that he should run for Senate. I agreed with him that he probably didn't stand much of a chance against Snowe and her machine, but a campaign doesn't have to just be about winning.
Maine could use a statewide campaign with a focus on laying the groundwork for that pyramid. The current strength of the Democratic Party here may hide some future weaknesses. For instance, the exit polls from 2004 show George Bush winning the under-40 vote in Maine.
I was the youngest person at the event today, and the Attorney General agreed with me that that's a problem.
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