Like John Edwards (who is getting a movie made about him) and Bowen Greenwood (the MT GOP ED who lost his own primary) Montana Right to Life “Executive Director” Gregg Trude has a losing record and needs to just go away.
OK so Trude isn’t getting his own movie but he did lose his own primary and has a record of losing. In addition, the Montana Right to Life organization to has has proven it is virtually non-existent, irrelevant, and, I would argue unnecessary.
For example, during the primary election Trude/Right to Life (I think that he IS “the organization” and that it is run out of his basement) endorsed only Republicans. The only legislative candidates that Trude endorsed for State Senate that actually won (excluding the instances in which they endorsed both candidates in the primary) were Vincent, Sonju, and Lake (all incumbents who would have won regardless.) And some guy named Comstock.
Mike Comstock also had no real opponent, his primary challenger declined even to be interviewed by the local paper about the race. He only sent a resume of which the only thing worth mentioning is that he was the former owner of the Imperial Inn, arguably one of Bozeman’s seediest hotels, if not the seediest.
If Trude had done nothing, if his “organization” hadn’t existed, the outcome would have been exactly the same. It’s time for Trude to quit pretending to be important and to go home, if for no other reason so that the legislature can spend less time on his paranoid wedge bills that are never going to pass anyway and more time on figuring out what, realistically in this economy government can and should be taking on and what doesn’t make sense any more (like that meth project.)