I’m reminded of those opening lines of the 70s tune I’d Really Love to See You Tonight when I think of the Amanda Curtis campaign these days – it was so great when it first started, but then it kind of faded, and then…what happened?
I guess when the road beckons relationships change, perhaps become more distant and elusive under intense media scrutiny. It’s like that with Amanda Curtis these days, but that doesn’t mean she’s just been sitting around doing nothing.
Nope, here are more than a dozen photos to prove it.
It’s fun times in Montana, but as you know, there’s always storm clouds on the horizon, and sometimes these can make the truth a little less clear.
What is clear with the Amanda Curtis campaign is that its nature has changed...I guess. Somewhere along the way there must have been some reporters at some newspapers somewhere saying that Curtis shouldn’t be attacking Daines.
I’m not sure who those folks are or what corporate interests they write for are either, but I am fairly confident that if Daines was down in the polls and he wasn’t attacking Curtis the media would call him such a fool that he was just unfit for office.
Can you imagine a politician not fighting, not clawing, and not downright rolling down on the playground with whoever their adversary is? I can’t, and frankly, I don’t think I’d want that person representing me. They wouldn’t be representing me, because they wouldn’t have fought hard enough for my vote.
But like I said, I never read those articles in those corporate mouthpieces, and probably for one or more of the following reasons:
- First, I’m very wary of getting my Montana news from any sources other than the Missoulian, at least past my free 10 articles a month. I already paid $50 to the Missoulian this year – can you imagine paying $50 to the…well, maybe you can.
- Next, about 9% of the population in this state reads print newspapers, and I’m not one of them, mainly because I’d have to pay extra to get that print paper each day. They gave us some free ones last Sunday and the college girls living above us have allowed it to become yellowed and frayed sitting out in the sun.
- Then, where the hell are these articles at? I don’t see anything when I look on Google. All I see is Troy Carter over at the Bozeman Chronicle spouting off something about Curtis standing in front of the Koch Brothers’ office in Bozeman.
Which brings me to the final point, and that’s:
- Finally, who gives a shit? We’re looking at voter turnout rates of what, 25% to 35%? We already know that Republicans got something like 132,625 votes in the primary and Democrats got just 75,991.
So what can you do? I’d just tell the truth – how Daines was in China at a time when his company was closing American factories and opening them in the same Chinese province that Daines was working in.
Coincidence? I don’t think so, folks – it’s complicity in selling out the American Dream, making it harder and harder for you to get ahead, and generally continuing a more than 100-year tradition of selling this state out to the biggest Wall Street bidder.
And that’s why Amanda Curtis needs to keep attacking Steve Daines. Having him in the U.S. Senate until January 2021 isn’t what we need in Montana.