It’s hard to understand why the Montana GOP hasn’t had more success in statewide races, given their deep understanding of Montana politics.
Yesterday, from the former Communications Director of the Montana GOP, we got this insight about a potential Democratic primary involving Brian Schweitzer running for the Senate:
— Chris Shipp (@CJShipp) June 20, 2013
While I’d love to see the list of Democratic candidates who would run against Schweitzer, much less challenge him at this point, I’m more entertained at the way Republican political leaders seem to believe their antipathy towards Schweitzer is shared by voters in the state. Yes, Schweitzer often and publicly humiliated the Montana GOP, but I’d hazard a guess that most of us in the state enjoyed it thoroughly.
Don’t believe my take? Just look at the way the alleged first tier of Republican candidates for the Senate have been dancing around the race, waiting for Schweitzer to make his move. Whether it’s Daines or Zinke or Rerun Rehberg, not a single one has the courage to announce a bid for the Senate without knowing Schweitzer’s next move.