Alright, alright – maybe I can go to his office in Helena.
When it comes to his hometown of Missoula, however, he wants to charge me $50.
Alright, alright – maybe I can go to the Madison Street Bridge when he just happens to be standing there for 5 minutes on a Tuesday afternoon.
Alright, alright – maybe I can drive up to the private residence near Mount Jumbo and just knock on the door, say something like, “hey, I’m poor as hell but I’d still like to talk to the guy claiming to represent me.”
Do you think that would fly?
I dunno…Montana Democrats are a tricky bunch right now.
- On the one hand they’re quite vocal about the issues they support, even going so far as to protest for those issues.
- On the other hand, when the guy they’re protesting against actually invites them inside to air their grievances, they say no.
I find that odd.
More, other Montana Democrats find that odd. A big one is Mike Mosolf, the Vice Chair of the Beaverhead County Democrats.
In case you don’t know, Beaverhead County is the one that has the city of Dillon and the old gold mining town of Bannack.
It’s got Grasshopper Creek, the Clark Canyon Reservoir, and the Tendoy Mountains.
Just 6,000 people live there and lately it’s been joining forces with neighboring Madison County to the west to pretty much stay relevant, and in business.
Times are tough in those areas of the state, those rural spots that Montana Democrats in the cities so often ignore.
That’s probably why Mike Mosolf wrote a letter to…some paper…saying that Democrats blew it with their Butte protest:
The bottom line is that Gianforte wants to see Montanans, Bullock doesn’t.
I’m sorry, but that’s the appearance you give when you call a “hastily called news conference at the bridge” so you can avoid members of the general public.
Gianforte, on the other hand, has his public schedule online and viewable for all.
Steve Bullock, as far as I can tell, has no schedule.
Let’s hope a rational, responsible, reality-driven person challenges Bullock in the primary and defeats him.
Higher-ups have been primaried in Montana before.
It’s time for Montana to move on from Bullock.
Are you kidding me?
How out of touch can Bullock get? I mean, if $50 wasn't enough...now you're doing $300 is D.C.?
Wow, I mean...wow.
Honestly, how much money does it take to fill the car up with gas, get some snacks, and start driving around to different areas of the state?
You can have the Capitol office staff call up places and they'll set up an area for you to talk.
That's how you get votes.
Raising money in D.C., I'm sorry - maybe I'm from a different planet or spent too much time in China - but that's not the way to do it.