That’s when the debate is happening.
It was supposed to happen live, in-person, at the Double Tree. But John Engen didn’t want people to hear his opponents live, so it’s now going to take place on Zoom.
Some of the people that administer the debate have donated to Engen’s campaign.
Bars, restaurants, gyms...hell - even the Bonner amphitheater last night was packed to the gills.
But we can’t have a few dozen in a hotel conference room?
Yep, John Engen is scared.
Most of all, he’s scared of Jacob Elder, which I think is justified. The young man has been running for well-over a year now, and he’s raised just as much money as Engen has.
Elder is winning the yard-sign war, hands-down. I haven’t seen a single Engen sign yet. Why is that? I guess he’s waiting until after the primary.
I chastised Knopp yesterday for having so many signs, yet so few yards...but driving around town yesterday, I noticed at least 3 more yards that have his signs.
I would absolutely love it if Knopp and Elder advanced to the general. Anyone but Engen. That’s a refrain I hear a lot, both in-person downtown, and online.
But the worries I had about Elder when I filed in June? They’ve only increased.
When I filed, it was the sexual assault allegations that were hovering over him. Lately, it’s been his decision to block ‘questioners’ on social media.
Whenever it comes to Elder, this is all I read about anymore - how so many people are pissed that he won’t take questions on his Facebook page.
Instead he parades around the girlfriend he knocked-up, who was nice enough to agree to marry him.
I dunno...maybe Knopp is the best candidate. But like Burt Caldwell said yesterday in his Missoulian hit-piece, “If you ‘hate public speaking and hate meetings,’ then being mayor is not for you.”
Yeah...that was the gist of his argument against Knopp. Pretty flimsy, isn’t it?
I commented on that article, letting Missoulians know about how corrupt Caldwell and daughter are. As the town’s leading blogger says, “The post is a great piece of research that exemplifies how the politically connected roll in towns like Missoula.”
This is the kind of corruption we need to weed out of the Garden City.
The debate is tomorrow at 11 AM. Here’s the site you need to watch live.