The big matchup of course comes down to Steve Daines and Amanda Curtis, so let’s start with them first.
Amanda Curtis for U.S. Senate
Steve Daines for U.S. Senate
You can say what you want about all the generational Montana stuff, and it means a lot, but a photo like this does a lot to dispel that in many voters’ minds, especially those that aren’t native themselves (and there’s a lot).
That young kid in the parade reminds me of a bit play from the '70s Donald Sutherland version of Invasion of the Body Snatchers. He's been converted and can only smile as another falls victim. (Hear the scream?)
First, You know, Ms, it’s just that we were making such damn advanced stuff at Right Now Technologies that I’m used to seeing something like this in a museum. Frankly, I baffled it’s here at all and I’m afraid I’ll…alright <sigh> I didn’t break the buttons.
Or, Alright, why isn’t ‘pressing 9’ working?
Daines on the other hand, well, Daines is quite tickled by something. I can’t help but think it’s the idea that this kid thinks he might actually give a damn about anything coming out of his mouth, a mistake Zinke has clearly made. It’s just a great shot to put over the fireplace, or in it.
Ryan Zinke for U.S. House
John Lewis for U.S. House
I think the best thing is to get them in a quiet corner of the factory or right at the end of the tour and come up and say “tell me what you need.” You might not be able to deliver it, but at least you know what it is, and that makes voters happy.
Well, that’s about it. I hope you liked this post about the campaigns.