The wheels of the strange campaign of Neil Livingstone for Governor are no longer turning and might soon come off the bus.
According to local Whitefish sources, Livingstone’s campaign bus, which has a giant photo of himself on the side of it, has been sitting still at Ryan Zinke’s house (Livingstone’s number two man) for several months.
Livingstone’s Facebook page and website have also been parked idle for a long while. As of this morning, the campaign hadn’t posted anything on Facebook since July 28th and as for Livingstone’s website, the last posting was from April 19th. The posting was a “weekly recipe” (Livingstone was once fond of regularly posting his delicious cooking ideas) and was “chile con carne“, presumably the Peruvian variety.
And the campaign was broke as of the last fundraising report (which is probably why the bus has been idle–no gas money).
It had once been assumed that Livingstone would put personal money into this race, given his supposed high net worth. But it now seems like either Livingstone’s assets are fewer than previously thought, or he has simply lost interest in the whole enterprise.
Nonetheless, there is one important piece of activity coming from Livingstone’s running mate Zinke.
Zinke, on his own personal Facebook page, has just today called for a rally to “Occupy Whitefish”. But not as an objection to big bailed out banks and fat Wall Street bonuses. Nor in response to a seven percent unemployment rate or the fact that middle class wages have been stagnant for a decade. No. It’s an “Occupy Whitefish In Support of the Jesus Statue” rally, scheduled for Friday, at the local Chevrolet dealership.
Unfortunately, I hear that Jesus is supporting Ken Miller.