It’s not Snoweing in Maine

by Sal on November 10, 2009

in Election 2012,Politics

The move to rid the party of RINOs is continuing, and this time showing its face in Maine.  Sen. Olympia Snowe, recently giving her tacit support for ObamaCare and the Porkulus bill, is not popular among her party in the state.  Consider these stats, obtained in a recent PPP poll:

  • A plurality of Republicans disapprove of Snowe (46%-40%).
  • 59% of Maine Republicans would support a more conservative candidate in the primaries, while only 31% would support Snowe.
  • 68% of Maine Republicans consider themselves Conservative.

Snowe is still popular among Democrats and Independents, but at this point, what use is having her in the party?  She supported the stimulus, and is a likely supporter of Cloture for ObamaCare.  I may change my mind if she indeed ends up helping to torpedo ObamaCare, and it’s a long way before her seat is up in 2012, but at the end of the day, if a Republican doesn’t stand for anything Conservative, what use are they?  It’s a big price to pay for that one vote for majority leader.

H/T: Ace of Spades

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