What would it look like? Whose toes would get stepped on? Who would lose the most money…who would gain the most?
I’m sure the TV stations would do really well if Dirk Adams ran for governor in 2016…or is there some other office open that makes sense?
The House? Ha, don’t make me laugh. Some legislative seat or a statewide spot that’s #3 or #4 on the list below the top dog? C’mon!
No, he’d go for governor, and he could do it too. He’s got the money, and with the right kind of campaign, he could really put that money to use effectively and sensibly.
Again, what would it look like?
- Fire up the social media accounts post-session and start your weekly newsletters highlighting Montana hits and misses;
- Poke your base and let them know your intentions with your email marketing campaign;
- Get your flyers and mailers and remittance envelopes and all the rest of it printed up, begin going to key state events with your table set up;
- Get vocal about city council elections and back key candidates across the state. Begin building your alternative network of both allies and donors;
- Behind the scenes, get those YouTube advertising videos produced using university students that can give you affordability and a unique perspective;
- Hold a conference late-2015 and invite the people you support for the legislature in the 2016 elections. Begin building your coalition;
- Announce your candidacy and begin raising money, a break after spending your own for the past year;
- Start traditional campaigning January 1, 2016.
That’s the thing – you can’t really expect any support from the party.
- First, Adams will be running against the establishment boy;
- Next, the party only supports sell-outs and those that toe the national party line, which is, for all I can see, just sucking bankers’ and healthcare companies’ dicks;
- Finally, the Montana Democratic Party has no money, and no support from national. We make money for national, they don’t give us money.
But…isn’t Adams a banker? That’s the fucking beauty of it. Just like those old saints were once sinners, so too can a banker find Jesus, or in this case, J.C. Penny’s discount rack.
Yep, I’m excited about this, mainly because Bullock is so, well…Bullock.
Does the guy have an interesting bone in his body?
I’ve never met him, so I can’t say for sure, but I’ll tell you the exact moment I knew he couldn’t get the job done.
Do We Want Our Politician to Dance?
And that’s when I knew. It was that time in Darby for a school food program with Jeff Bridges, and I’d originally shelved this article…you’ll see why. Anyways, they had them get into a classroom where the kids were dancing, and Bullock got thrown in there. He tries moving around and…it’s just too painful to watch.
I’d argue that we need more politicians dancing. I think a lot of democrats especially got scared off from dancing by the infamous Howard Dean Howl, which could possibly turn into its own dance one day.
I’d rather have my politicians acting a little silly when music’s playing. After all, they act far too silly when they’re supposed to be working. I mean, the work our politicians do is a joke. Maybe if more of them scheduled ‘Silly Time’ into their schedules they wouldn’t have to do it so much at work.
But back to Bullock. If you look closely at the video, yep…there it is, about a minute and a half into this dance routine, and his face just takes on this look of utter disgust, utter despicability, so much so that I knew we were in trouble. It’s terrible to watch.
One of the biggest things about politics is looking like a fool on a daily basis. If you cannot do this with a smile on your face and a self-depreciating laugh, holy hell, you’re in trouble.
I’d like to see a former, and hopefully reformed, banker come in and push him not around, but just out of there.
It can be done. Ask Leif Erickson.