In all fairness and self-disclosure, I am a registered Independent. I have not made my final decision on who I will vote for governor here in Maine (the man I wanted for the job didn't win the primary- he knows who he is). I am not, nor will I ever claim to be, a political analyst.
I admit, I don't start paying close attention to the banter until about 2 weeks before the election. This way the skeletons are out of the closet, everyone has thrown their mud and I am not tossed with each change of the wind and latest political ad.