No argument from me; unfortunately Maine has been in a depression for years and I do not think it is a coincidence that the Democrats have been in power for the last 40 years either.
When I worked on the railroad, the Union Boys asked me who I was going to vote for, and knowing I was picking a fight, said, "Straight Republican."
They said, "You are Union, you can't do that. We vote for Democrats."
That was when I said, "Well the Democrats have been in power here for 40 years, and during that time Union's have gone from 56% of the working force, down to 15%; the way I see it, with numbers like that we would be better off to vote Republican because it sure the heck can't hurt us any more then the Democrats have!"
They did not say much. It is hard to argue about numbers when they don't know them as good as you.