Erik Iverson, responding to Democrats trying to videotape the GOP convention:
Iverson called it unfortunate that Montana Democrats have already started their attack ads against Republicans.
“Republicans are going to stay focused on a positive message about the types of change and the types of results we will bring to the state with a Republican Legislature and a Republican governor,” he said.
Erik Iverson and Roy Brown, laying out their “positive message” for Montana:
He also took several swipes at the Democratic governor and predicted Brown and Republicans would run state government much differently.
“We’re going to do it with a sense of decency, a sense of openness and civility that has been missing in Helena the last three and one-half years,” Iverson said.
Brown, a state senator from Billings, also took some shots at Schweitzer.
“When you elect me as your next governor, Montana will be my first and only priority,” Brown said. “I will promote Montana, not myself. You won’t find me traveling the country promoting my own genius and ingenuity.”
Well, one thing is absolutely certain: we don’t need to worry about Roy Brown or anyone else promoting his genius or ingenuity. More broadly, this little attack demonstrates just how empty the potential of Republican leadership in the state is. Rather than actually running an issues-based campaign, Brown and Iverson repeatedly descend into juvenile name-calling and petty attacks against the governor.
And the Montana Republican Party calling for civility and openness? Please.