A big one that’s coming up right now is Trump.
People in Montana want to know…is Donald Trump going to come to Montana?
I’ve been wondering that as well, and that’s why today I went to Donald Trump’s campaign website, used the contact form, and sent the following message:
My Montana political website is getting a lot of hits on my Trump articles.
I can tell from the keywords that people are looking for "when will Trump come to Montana?" and "will Trump come to Montana?"
So...are there any plans for him to come before our June 7 primary?
Billings is the largest city, and it leans right. Bozeman is our most hi-tech city, and it's also the home of the current GOP gubernatorial candidate. There's a university there as well.
Anyways, people are interested and I wouldn't listen to all this nonsense that the state is leaning toward Cruz.
I got this email shortly thereafter:
I’m not expecting a real response.
If I get one, I will keep you up to date.
So far I’ve written the following Trump/Montana articles:
- Let’s Talk About Donald Trump in Montana (June 21, 2015)
- What Accounts for America’s Fascination with The Donald? (July 23, 2015)
- Why Are Montana Democrats So Afraid of Trump? (Feb 25, 2016)
- 3 Examples of How Out of Touch Political Parties Are (March 3, 2016)
Those 4 Montana Trump articles are the main ideas I’ve put out there.
They’re getting a lot of traffic, and that first one comes up right on the first page of Google search results for “Trump and Montana.”
Mainly, voters here are interested in Trump…the same as they are everywhere.
I like a lot of what the guy says, and agree with it.
At the same time, I don’t like a lot of what the guy says, and don’t agree with it.
I think you can say that about most political types.
For Trump, the biggest appeals to me are:
- He’s not bought and paid for like other politicians;
- He takes risks;
- He’s not part of the political establishment;
- He’s not politically correct;
- He talks about issues that aren’t being discussed;
- He hates Democrats and Republicans.
At the same time, Trump turns me off for the following reasons:
- He encourages violence at his rallies;
- He doesn’t differentiate between the corporate press and the free press;
- He’s an asshole;
- He’s a warmonger;
- He’s rich.
It’s that last one that’ll probably have him helping the rich assholes like himself more than the poor schmucks like me.
But so what? I know Hillary will do the exact same, just with the corporate-establishment strings attached.
Trump doesn’t have many of those strings, and I like that.
Like most Montanans, I won’t be voting for Hillary.
We know that 51% of Montanans would vote for Trump and just 30% for Hillary, according to a December poll.
Hillary and National Democrats know this, they know that many average white guys like me will not vote for her.
- We don’t like her. She’s fake.
- We like Donald Trump. He’s real.
You can see this and sense it and hear it when they talk.
I don’t really care that other Democrats don’t like my stance on Trump. I’m sure they didn’t like fellow Democrats’ stance on Reagan in ’80 or ’84.
Well, fuck ‘em.
The Democratic Party is in ruins. Here in Montana I don’t really know how they help me.
When I bring that up, I’m chastised and derided and called a Republican...and a lot worse.
I don’t know why Democrats have that strategy. Perhaps it’s because they’re scared.
There won’t be any 2020 run for Hillary if she doesn’t pull this one off – it’s her last chance.
I hope she loses.
I’d gladly vote for Bernie over Trump but the establishment doesn’t want to give me that choice.
We’ve talked about the bewildering turnout problem Democrats are having in the primaries, however.
Even if Bernie is the nominee, he probably couldn’t win against Trump.
Maybe Hillary will work behind the scenes with the establishment to ensure Trump is not the GOP nominee.
I hope there are riots should that take place – there should be, and we have the right.
You’ve seen how the establishment’s police have looked upon our basic rights, however – with pepper spray and beatings.
I can’t wait for the conventions this summer. If ever there will be the pretense to take our guns away, we’ll see it there.
Perhaps that’s all part of the plan.
Anyways, Montana is ready for Trump. I hope he comes in May…though I’ll tell you right now I won’t drive to Billings to see him.
I think it’d be a madhouse anyways. There’d be 10,000 people there and I don’t know where I’d park.
Oh well, Election Day is just 7.5 months away.
Montana is ready for you, Donald, and I think you’ll get our votes.