That’s when we have the filing deadline for Montana’s 2020 races.
Chances are good that Bullock will now get in.
I do feel sorry for the people of Montana - he spent the last couple of years telling us how much he despised the idea of running for Senate.
Now all of a sudden he wants to.
This happens to people in power when they realize they’re going to be a nobody again - their ego steps in and gets them to do things they really don’t want to do.
Hence the Senate run.
There are lots of reactions to this, both on social media and the blogs.
MT Post of course welcomes this news, as they knew - like all of us - that none of the current Senate candidates had a chance against Daines.
Not all of their commenters agree:
Don thinks that Montana Republicans are “terrified” and “melting down” over the prospect of Bullock’s run.
I doubt it.
And let’s not forget all the baggage that Bullock has.
The Tester race last year was $70 million. I suspect if Bullock gets in and the Senate Democrats in D.C. throw their money ‘our’ way, then that we’ll get up to $100 million.
Yep, all that money to feed these two mens’ egos (and the TV networks’ bottom line).
Bullock is going to get a lot of negativity, and all the old stories will be mined and inspected for what they can do to derail him.
His family will be put through the ringer. All so Bullock can assuage that ego of his.
Anyone who didn’t see this coming can’t see much.
I told you it’d happen way back in April 2018, 23 months ago:
“It’ll be an interesting race when the two Steve’s finally go at it, three months before our June Primary and eight months before the November election.
I fully expect Daines will win another term, but it’s so far off that who knows?”
Yep, saw it coming two years ago. Those kinds of observations are why people visit my site and enjoy my content. I’ve studied Montana’s past so much that it’s easy to see future trends.
I’ve got one more prediction for you, too - I’m not going to waste time this year talking about Steve Bullock.
This man is done. He should be hanging it up. He should be getting that fancy law firm job, one that will easily pay his kids’ college funds while providing a life of ease for him and his wife as they enter their golden years.
But the ego doesn’t like that, doesn’t like the ‘safe’ route.
Now our airwaves and mailboxes and inboxes will be flooded with Steve & Steve’s spam.
God help us.