I’ll admit I was never that invested in the Democratic AG primary. Sure, I showed up, and voted, but not because I knew for sure that Laslovich was the better candidate. I was swayed primarily by the Bucy campaign’s obnoxious behavior, Haque-Hausrath’s endorsement (as immigration is an important factor for me), and Pogie’s support.
That said, none of those factors would have mattered if Bucy hadn’t had a strong primary opponent. Bucy’s campaign may have felt the need to go negative (and dirty!) quickly. It leaves a bad taste in your mouth, but it doesn’t really change how she would be as a AG. And all the controversy between Bucy and Laslovich, there’s one candidate who hasn’t gotten enough attention: Tim Fox.
Tim Fox has an interesting view of what qualifies as ‘issues‘- Obamacare, “Protecting our children”, and Gun Rights.
Really? Obamacare is hardly earthshaking – most Americans, in fact, wish that it went further. I fully believe it will – once it actually takes hold and people get used to it, we can talk about expanding it. Either way, it’s not an issue that defines an Attorney General – it’s an ‘issue’ that scores points for a candidate while meaning essentially nothing. That seems to be a theme – look at issue two.
Yes, everybody supports keeping our kids safe from sexual predators (or really any kind of predator). But despite claiming that Bullock hasn’t done enough in that department, Fox gives neither evidence that Bullock has failed, nor does he provide any ideas for how he would do differently. Again, a campaign issue, not a real one.
Finally, it wouldn’t be a Fox campaign without him promising to defend our gun rights. He doesn’t even bother to give any far-fetched examples of those threat to those rights. Again, not an issue except during the campaign. But it’s more than just showboating – if Fox actually sees danger to our gun rights, it’s a good indication that he’s out of touch with the real issues facing the attorney general. Bucy’s website and endorsements, on the other hand, show that despite her somewhat slimy campaign, she does understand the most important issues in Montana today.