January 27, 2013

Dan Demeritt: Longshot Democrat could make serious run

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Woods has exceedingly high expectations for the electoral process. He believes name recognition should not be the qualification needed to serve in higher office, he is frustrated by presumptive coverage decisions by the media, and would like citizens to spend more time learning about the issues and candidates.

When it comes to campaigning, Woods is ready for high-minded debates about billion dollar problems and innovative solutions. But that will have to wait.

We are in the beginning of small talk season. This is the time when the party faithful gather just a few at a time at suppers, coffees and committee meetings. These are the venues where Woods will have to present his ideas in terms that are consistent with party ideals.

If Woods can muster the political will to match his ideas and resources he will, at a minimum, start a debate about our state's future that is worth having. If he does better than that, we will have to consider the rise of Woods to be a true Cinderella story.

Dan Demeritt is a Republican political consultant and public relations specialist. He is a former campaign aide and communications director for Gov. Paul LePage. He can be contacted at:

dan@win207.com

Twitter: @demerittdan

 

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