I mentioned that back on April 7, the day I put up the post called Montana Political Offices Up for Grabs in 2016.
I mentioned how I’d give $20 to Melissa Romano, but you know what, I haven’t done so. She doesn’t have an opponent right now, like Laslovich does, so I feel she’s safe. Her biggest worry at this point is a Democratic challenger – or 5 – and so I’ll sit that one on the sidelines for now. If a candidate can’t get support – financial and otherwise – from the people closest to them, then maybe they shouldn’t be a candidate. Not saying that’s the case with Romano…I’m just saying.
- First, it came in a professional-looking envelope with a real stamp on it. I think it’s that real stamp that really is important, myself…not some machine imprint.
- Then, it had a nice letter thanking me and also giving me more information.
- Finally, it had a handwritten thank you note at the end.
Pretty cool to be in the donation club, huh…huh? Here are some of the perks:
- First, I’m thanked and then told of Jill, Cooper, and Summer. I’m not sure who they are, but I assume they’re Jesse’s wife and kids. A quick look at Laslovich’s website and that’s confirmed by the photo caption. Wow, his kids are young too! I can tell you from experience that when you have young kids and are trying to run for office, it’s a huge headache for everyone involved! Kids and politics, boy, they might look good for a photo-op, but they don’t mix.
- Then, I get some information about parents and kids and the promise that Jesse Laslovich is trying to make their lives better. That’s good, because I’m worried my dad’s state healthcare plan will eat up what retirement he gets, and that of course my son won’t have as good a life as me since we’ve now acknowledged that my life won’t be as good as my parents’.
- Next, I’m given a lot of good information about the jobs Jesse Laslovich has had before…which I didn’t know much about. For instance, he was both a laborer and operator of his family’s construction business. After that he was in the legislature, and then I guess he’s a lawyer now. I like that he’s “always prided myself on fighting for Montana consumers,” since I feel that as a consumer, I get shafted.
- After that, I get helpful information on Jesse Laslovich, like where I can find him on Twitter or that website again.
- Finally, I get a cool personalized thank you note. I got one of those from John Lewis when I gave him some money last summer. I also got two letters from Tester and Walsh last year after I lost the primary, and those were nice. Things like that go a long way, and they really don’t take much effort.
Anyways, now I guess Laslovich will have to get a new thank-you form letter…which is kind of a bummer, but oh well (this is why I ultimately decided not to include an image of the letter).
Individuals like that need to succeed, and I’m happy to give a few dollars. Of course, $20 won’t take you so far, but now I’ve but my money on the table, and that means you have my support. Depending on who you are and what you can do, that can really be worth a lot.
I’m not sure I can do much for the Laslovich campaign, but I sure won’t be doing anything for the opposition, which is…gosh, I can’t remember. Oh well!
Now, I don’t like to tell people what they need to do…but let’s be frank for a moment:
- John Morrison, you need to run for Attorney General and rid us of Tim Fox. Right now no one has declared for that, and it’s time you stop licking your 2006 wounds and get back in action.
- Media, you need…well, let’s not waste time.
- Democrats, you need to talk more about the PSC races and which areas of the state are open to run for and everything else about this – don’t piss that seat away again through a lack of coordinated effort.
- Term-limited candidates, you need to declare for offices that you might be interested in make some noise and let us know who you are. Big GOP corporate money will be thrown at us in ’16, and it’ll be a mess.
- Amanda Curtis and John Lewis, you need to be heard from again if you want to stay relevant. How about a letter to the newspaper…at least!
- The Party (whichever one you prefer), you need to give us voters something to get excited about. My fat ass will sit right in front of that idiot box, thank you very much, and you need me more than I need you. The corporations have convinced me through advertising and fancy gimmicks that my life has never been better, so why should I be interested in politics? Give me something to be interested in, damn it!