AsMaineGoes has a varied cast of characters. Nearly all are conservative, but there are a few liberals. The liberals tend to get banned after some time for some reason or another. But among the bulk of the cast there are a few trends one can observe:
1. Posters on As Maine Goes tend to be male.
2. Posters on As Maine Goes tend to be old.
Yes, this mirrors the Republican Party in general. Shocking.
Now, I can’t completely guarantee the accuracy of every judgment of age or gender I’ve ever made about a poster, but over the years I’ve come to recognize names and accumulate some background knowledge. For instance, a poster that talks about his or her grandchildren I generally count as “old.” Likewise, I come to classify posters in the “elderly” catagory when they discuss how they escaped the sinking Titanic on their lobstah boat or remember back when Lewiston wasn’t all full of Frenchies.
There are a few younger posters, for sure, but they are rare. Once there was a person known as “gopcollegestudent” who was remarkable not only for his youth but also his absolute inability to show any sign of actually receiving a college education. I’m serious; this kid wrote the English language like a human LolCat. But eventually he faded away and we were left with a bunch of old geezers with memories of the glory days of Great Northern Paper and faded dreams of a time before Depends.
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