I’m usually a big fan of my home state of Montana, but when it comes to our schizophrenic politics, color me dissatisfied.
How in God’s name did Montana re-elect Sen. Jon Tester after he smeared President Trump’s personal physician, Admiral Ronny Jackson, to stop his nomination as director of Veterans Affairs? President Trump, who won Montana by 20 percent in 2016, pulled out all the stops to defeat Tester, but to no avail. Montana rewarded Tester for being a tool of far left Chuck Schumer and sent him back to Washington for a third term.
What’s worse is the Democrats are now threatening to win Montana’s second seat as well. Steve Bullock, our left-wing governor, is challenging first-term GOP senator Steve Daines, and is using pixie dust and the coronavirus to climb to an apparent early lead in the polls. The fact that he is anti-gun and pro-abortion just doesn’t seem to worry our oblivious and supposedly conservative voters.
The prospect of turning Montana blue has caught the attention of the national media and, of course, the DNC. On Tuesday, National Review’s John McCormack wrote a short item headlined “Battleground Montana?” that highlighted a recent Montana State University poll that put Bullock ahead of reliably pro-Trump Daines by 46-39 percent.
Needless to say, the poll is of limited value. It is way too early to be predictive, has a ton of undecided voters and was done online in a rural state where, in some remote corners, “on line” might still refer to laundry drying outdoors.
Nonetheless, it is worrisome. The Hill also wrote about the new poll on Tuesday and added the results for a Trump-Biden race: “About 45 percent of respondents said they would vote for Trump, while nearly 40 percent said they would support Biden.”
So one of two things is likely. Either the polls are full of “spit” or this is going to be the worst election night of my life. Currently, because I am an optimist, I am opting for the notion that the polls are once again underestimating the power of the MAGA voters. However, I would caution everyone who loves President Trump to plan to go to battle this fall. If he doesn’t win a second term, all the good he has done may be — and probably will be — lost.
And even if he wins a second term, if Montana sends two Democrats to the Senate, then it is very likely Chuck Schumer will be on his way to becoming the new majority leader and the Democrats will shut down the ability of the president to appoint conservative judges and justices.
I know President Trump will fight like hell to beat back the Democrats and the corrupt left-wing media, and I think we can count on Steve Daines to do the same, but they can’t win elections without our help. So if you want to Keep America Great, you had better be tireless, fearless and vocal for the next six months.
Don’t let the Democrats dismantle our republic.
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