Welcome to Wednesday!
Today I take a quick look at the two debates held last night, another Chris Christie event, a poll about the three branches of government, Clifford’s birthday, and more!
Montana’s U.S. House At-Large Debate:
OK, I watched some of the U.S. House debate that was televised on Montana PBS. It was airing the same time as the New Girl season two premiere. I figured the debate would provide less laughter than the New Girl. The good news is that the debate will be replayed a few more times. You can find out when HERE.
Democrat Kim Gillan, Republican Steve Daines, and Libertarian Dave Kaiser debated and from what I saw and read today, it was pretty boring.
The one thing I did take away from the debate is that Daines appears to be trying to run out the clock (he is ahead in the last poll) – by providing vanilla answers. Also, Daines’ hair looked a little funky when he turned a certain way – especially when he looked into the camera.
I was impressed that the Gillan Campaign quickly issued a press release declaring her the winner, plus she sent a short note to her campaign e-mail list right after the debate.
Since the last poll had 14% undecided and with the name recognition for all candidates being low, debates and articles on blogs and in newspapers will help change that a little.
I believe there are two more debates. In these Gillan will need to land some punches and keep Daines from playing rope-a-dope so much.
Superintendent of Public Instruction Debate:
Last night the current Superintendent of Public Instruction, Democrat Denise Juneau, and her challenger, Republican Sandy Welch, debated in Helena. The Associated Press has the story HERE. KRTV has a story posted about the debate HERE.
I think Welch has a high mountain to climb to unseat Juneau…
Christie Back in Montana:
The Rick Hill for Montana Governor Campaign announced that New Jersey Governor Chris Christie will be in Bozeman for a fundraiser on October 5.
Christie previously appeared in Missoula August 10 for Hill.
The reception is $100 per person or $150 per couple. If you want a photo, that is $300 per person or $450 per couple.
Judicial Branch = Winner:
According to Gallup, “Americans trust the judicial branch most and the legislative least of the three branches of government, with trust in the executive branch falling in between these two. Trust in all three branches is up slightly this year, but from a longer-term perspective, the legislative branch has lost by far the most trust over the last 10 years.”
Although this has nothing to do with politics, it is very important…
Clifford is 50:
Happy birthday to Clifford the Big Red Dog!
Thought For Today:
The best argument against democracy is a five-minute conversation with the average voter. ~Winston Churchill
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