In the 2010 campaign for governor there were 31 debates between the candidates, allowing voters to make informed choices at the polls. This year, U.S. Rep. Mike Michaud and Gov. Paul LePage don’t want to debate Eliot Cutler. They want voters to vote early, before the six scheduled debates, which are all after the early voting starts. Michaud has even said that he won’t debate Cutler if LePage isn’t on board.
What are they afraid of? If you want to make an informed decision about who you want as the next governor, don’t vote early. Watch the debates and then decide who you think will do the best job leading our state the next four years.