Senator Angus King ("I"-ME) sought to be coy about with whom he would caucus when he was elected in 2012.
King's rationale supposedly was that he wanted to get the most for Maine. So it was understandable that he would align himself with the majority Democrats after the Presidential election. King played the same fan dance in the run up to the midterm elections, claiming that he might caucus with the GOP if they won.
Yet even after the GOP wave victories, King still announced that he would caucus with the Democrats. Either King does not understand the way things work as a minority member of the Senate or his non-aligned words were of wind.
Some non-conformists have hailed third party candidacies as it opens up choice and may stop the merging of parties. However, Angus King's revealing rhetoric on MSNBC's "Morning Joe exemplifies that an independent is at best a subterfuge or more likely indicating lacking the courage to stand up for a label which he or she will later embody.