This week, the GOP candidate for attorney general admitted that he’s deliberately avoiding speaking in public about where he stands. If voters find out what he believes, he’ll be “attacked” for it, he told political podcaster Kevin Hamm. When a candidate believes this is his best strategy, you know his views stray pretty far afield from those that would appeal to main street voters.
You can read the story on Hamm on Wry here.
As Intelligent Discontent points out, Fox isn’t just avoiding media interviews–he’s also ducked six candidate forums. Fox’s entire campaign is based around television ads bought by the insurance industry and cigarette companies who have been found guilty of harming Montana consumers. This is how Fox likes it. This way, no one can ask him tough questions about what he really believes.
Though he’s tried to hide his positions, we do have some clues that Fox is a hard-right ideologue. Fox supports forced birth for rape victims. But 75 percent of the public do not, polls show. He’s also worked as an attorney for notoriously anti-gay groups, as From Eternity to Here recently uncovered.
Montanans have a right to know what Tim Fox is hiding before they vote. If Tim Fox isn’t willing to talk to voters about what he believes, then he doesn’t belong in elected office.