June 20, 2013

Alan Caron: We need a governor with a viable plan for Maine's economy

If our state is to gain jobs, voters must ask tough questions during the 2014 Blaine House race.

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Does the candidate have a realistic and bold plan for moving the Maine economy forward?

Do they have leadership skill to implement that plan?

Can they inspire optimism and hope and energize people to work together for a better Maine?

If we want to see any job growth in the next decade, we need real change. Voters should expect more and ask tough questions. We can't endure another campaign filled with platitudes and promises to "do everything better" than the other guys. Nor can we accept another "hundred-point plan" that offers nothing new and no sense of priorities.

All elections matter, but selecting the state's CEO matters most. We're not sending someone to Washington to join 549 others in Congress. We're selecting the face and voice of Maine, someone with the power to either embarrass us or lift our hopes. Governors don't make the economy go, but they can be an essential piece of the machinery of a new prosperity.

Maine's voters have a tough job ahead. Let's hope we all approach it with an eye to the future.

Alan Caron is the president of Envision Maine, a nonprofit organization that promotes Maine's next economy, and a partner in the Caron & Egan Consulting Group. He can be contacted at:

alancaroninmaine@gmail.com

 

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