Like I said, we’re waiting.
This is not the responsible thing for the Democrats to be doing, and you have to start wondering who really has the power here – Walsh or…others?
And who the hell would those ‘others’ be? Let’s take a look at some leading figures in the state and what they can or can’t do to make this whole damn mess a properly cited footnote in the history books.
So can Bullock even do anything at this point? Can he force Walsh out of the race? No…he can’t…no one can do that. The only one that can make Walsh take his name off the ballot is himself. Many have said this would be the honorable thing to do, but I’m not sure Walsh has any honor – two scandals in as many years.
But you damn well know Bullock could pressure him, but he sure can’t go unilaterally on that – he needs a coalition, and a coalition of the willing.
Who the hell are they? That’s what we’re trying to figure out, but first we have to figure if Bullock wants Walsh gone.
I’d like to think he does, mainly because of all the flak he’s getting from Democrats over Walsh…again!
I’m starting to think Bullock wishes he never hard the name John Walsh, but that’s just me. I’m going to go ahead and chalk the governor up in our corner here. With Walsh voting for himself that puts us at:
Other: 2 (I’m counting myself here, damn it)
Maybe that’s a bad thing, though. Still, I can’t help think Tester has put pressure on Walsh to step down…mainly because he doesn’t want to serve with Daines.
Hell, I have no idea – this is all conjecture. For all I know Tester could have said “gosh darn, Walsh, you stay in this!”
I just don’t really think so, however. No, I suspect Tester is thinking and saying in private that he wants Walsh gone yesterday. Let’s put him in our corner:
You know this is true, and I’m sure we could get some neighbors to say as much. But what’s the point? I think Lewis would do really well for the next two years…but now his chances are shot to hell because of this Walsh fiasco.
But what pull, if any, does John Lewis have when it comes to getting Walsh off the ballot? I’m not sure he has any, and it might hurt his campaign to come out and say stuff like that.
But I can’t have this guy losing his voice before the election because he’s shouting in fields at night. Let’s put him in our corner in a surrogate fashion, meaning his people will talk to Walsh’s people and tell them to pull their heads out of their asses and end this charade:
The good thing is that both of Montana’s Senate seats have been defamed before, mainly because William A. Clark served in both of them. Yep, he was in Tester’s current seat from March 1899 to May 1900 and then in Walsh’s current seat from 1901 to 1907.
Still, Walsh isn’t making Baucus look good, and I bet Baucus is over there in Beijing shaking his head and saying a big ‘what the fuck’ in Chinese, which would translate as “Shénme tā mā de” or something close to it.
A better saying is “Mei Banfa” which means “nothing can be done,” and perhaps that’s about all Baucus can do. I don’t know, let’s put him in our corner for the hell of it:
I will tell you what...I’m getting damn tired of waking up each day and seeing John Walsh still in this race. I know I’m not alone, but unfortunately I have little say in the matter.
I’ve been taking to Twitter and writing this blog in the hopes that some bigwigs will read it, but alas, they seem either to not be or not acting upon the advice herein. It’s a shame, because August 11 is ticking closer and after that we might as well kiss that Senate seat goodbye.