Maine has always been a pretty libertarian State. I am not talking about an outpost for a small political party, I am talking about how it votes. Unlike many states, the legislature often goes back and forth between Republican and Democrat control. Not all that long ago, Maine had a Democrat and a Republican Senator, a Democrat and Republican Representative, a Republican Senate, a Democrat House and an Independent Governor. Right now it has two Republican Senators, a Republican Governor, Republican House and Senate, but both US Representatives are Democrat. They like their guns, and don't try to run their schools from the state capital (let alone Washington). Most everyone is pretty happy to be left alone and in turn they tend to leave others alone. So it is not surprising that Ron Paul has consistently polled well there. And do not forget that Maine is also an open caucus State where a few well placed but ardent supporters can deliver a victory. Add in to that situation complacency by Mitt and attention and effort by Paul and we may have an upset brewing in the Pine Tree State. Romney has barely visited the State and spent no money. I am sure he figured the nearby neighbor to Massachusetts and abutter to New Hampshire were automatically his. Did I also mention that Mainers are a bit perverse by nature and like to do the opposite of what people tell them they are supposed to do? Could be fun times Down East . . .