Mr Buchanan described that vote as a time “when embarrassment turns to shame”. It is worth noting that our right-wing governor, Greg Gianforte, was so outraged by the invasion that he immediately began divestments property of the Russian state, declare, “Montana stands with Ukraine.” It’s such a near-unanimous position that even I would stand with journalist governoralthough I would be 10 yards away wearing my dad’s welding helmet.
Representative ponders Rosendale’s odd profile (he’s also in the minority when the House voted 394-18 in support of Sweden and Finland joining NATO), Mr. Racicot summed up his objection: “These are not necessarily moral judgments. These are almost mathematical judgments.”
Although I voted for Dorothy Bradley in 1992, I see Mr. Racicot, as the former president of the RNC, who public confirmation Joe Biden for president, is a reliable sherpa in advancing the country’s ideals above the party.
“I don’t care about controversial things, thoughtful people can argue and come to different conclusions,” he told me. “What I care about is betraying the country and betraying democracy.” Out of allegiance to the Constitution, he argues, “a lot of people have gotten to the point where they can finally say, ‘You know what, I’m not a Democrat first of all. I’m not the first Republican. ‘”
A man in a bar recently asked Mr. Buchanan if he was an FBI agent or a Mormon. He seems to have been Montana’s first Department of Commerce director in the early 1980s. It sounds dull, but those were the desperate years, when much of Montana was old and dead – the Butte copper mine, home Great Falls refinery and Anaconda refinery closures, and farm crisis inciting hundreds of farmers in Montana and the Midwest for their own lives. Mr. Buchanan oversaw “Build Montana,” a program focused on strengthening what is now the economic mainstay of tourism. He created the still-popular “Made in Montana” label to advertise homegrown products, a marketing ploy that I fall into every time I am faced with the jam and jelly dilemma in my life. living. Endangered fossil fuel towns can appreciate his experience with the difficult transition. And his allegiance to privacy in the Montana Constitution, which guarantees abortion rights (for now), provides an alternative to Representative Rosendale’s staunch opposition.
Mr. Buchanan told me that when he was campaigning in the eastern district, he met Montanans who had never heard of the indie genre, but they immediately found themselves in the word. More than 40% of Americans identify as independent, according to one poll in Gallup – the largest block in the country, outnumbering either side. That number should cause leaders of both parties to think deeply for themselves.
When I saw the photos of Mr. Racicot and Ms. Bradley standing beside Mr. Buchanan for endorsement, my first reaction was to feel relieved that there might be a reasonable home remedy for Representative Rosendale. and his friend. Last month, in Livingston, I noticed about a dozen Buchanan pitch signs and zeros for his main sideline opponents. I know strong libertarians in Helena and Shields Valley who plan to vote for him.