The Maine Race is surprised that groups like Pharma and the Chamber of Commerce are on the air supporting Sen. Collins on the issue of health care.
But it makes perfect sense: These groups fervently oppose the kind of comprehensive reform that would have the effect of reining in drug costs and insurance industry profits.
And Susan Collins, if elected, is certain to be on the side of those working to frustrate and weaken any universal health care plan that gets taken up in 2009.
The Maine press refuses to talk about it. And so most Mainers don't fully grasp it. But it really is that simple.