Rob Quist’s new TV ad is out and it is possibly the most powerful statement a Montanan running for office has made about defending Montana from outside interests like the Copper Kings, Koch Brothers and Dark Money Billionaires we are seeing run for office these days.
It is a must see:
Much is being written about this race. It is getting tons of national coverage:
The contest pits last year’s losing Republican gubernatorial candidate Greg Gianforte, the current favorite, against Democratic cowboy poet and singer Rob Quist and Libertarian Mark L. Wicks.
None of the three contenders has held elective office. Gianforte, 56, a millionaire businessman born in California and educated in Pennsylvania and New Jersey, came to Montana in 1995. He sold his Bozeman-based software company, RightNow Technologies, to Oracle in 2011 for $1.5 billion.
He is known for his support of Focus on the Family, the conservative Heritage Foundation and for his family foundation’s contributions to the Glendive Dinosaur and Fossil Museum, near the North Dakota border, a creationist institution whose current newsletter explains that it seeks to point out “that the Biblical worldview is consistent with the scientific evidence we find in the fossil record.” The museum teaches that dinosaurs were among those along for the ride on Noah’s Ark.
Gianforte’s ignoring voters and not holding campaign events is even getting good Montana coverage:
Instead of appearing at large rallies or holding town hall meetings, Gianforte has relied on television ads to get his message out…It’s a strategy that’s been seen across the U.S. as GOP members of Congress avoid town halls and constituent meetings to keep their distance from protesters angry about President Donald Trump’s agenda.
The term “Cowboy Poet” has started to gain traction amongst national media outlets and reminded this ol’ cowboy about another group of people who fought against overwhelming odds and won.
And maybe, just maybe, if we work hard, unite and focus our energy then we’ll be able to tell our tale of victory to our Montana grandchildren:
In the year of our lord Two Thousand and Seventeen,
Patriots of Montana,
led by Rob Quist,
Angry and outnumbered by Dark Money TV ads,
Charged the fields of the Special Election,
They fought like Cowboy Warrior Poets,
They fought like Montanans,
and Won their Freedom from their Billionaire Overlords,