The strongest people are not those who show strength in front of the world but those who fight and win battles that others do not know anything about. ― Jonathan Harnisch
Today’s commentary deals with these issues:
- Rosendale’s Bad Day
- The Campaign Ads
- TWW Poll: I-186
- The World Laughed
- Thursday Plans
A Bad Day:
Tuesday was a bad day for U.S. Senate candidate Matt Rosendale.
First, the Montana Free Press reported this:
Family members and employees of a Billings-based bail bond company facing fines and sanctions by the Montana Commissioner of Securities and Insurance gave nearly $13,000 to Republican State Auditor Matt Rosendale’s political campaigns in 2016.
One day after a 2017 face-to-face meeting with company representatives, Rosendale dropped the fines and dismissed two of the three allegations against Friedell LLC. The company paid no penalty under the terms of the agreement.
This action by Rosendale looks terrible. It smells.
You can read the whole report from Montana Free Press by clicking HERE.
Second, a new U.S. Senate poll for Montana was released that showed Rosendale was trailing U.S. Senator Jon Tester by four points. A poll a few days ago that was touted by Rosendale and the Republicans showed they were tied. Click HERE to read the full story.
I still believe that this race leans toward a Tester victory – by four or five points.
The Campaign Ads:
I like funny campaign ads. We get bombarded with campaign ads for months before the election so they might as well be funny, right?
My favorite up to now had been an ad run during the Senate primary from Republican Troy Downing showing him in a jet and incumbent Democrat Jon Tester sitting on a small tractor playing the trumpet. The jet buzzes Tester causing him to drop his trumpet. It appears the ad has been removed from YouTube.
Here is a new one from Majority Forward that made me laugh:
If you see any campaign ads that you consider funny no matter which side they are on let me know.
We can all use a little humor these days.
TWW Poll: I-186
The Western Word poll asking, “How will you vote on I-186” is still open.
You can vote HERE.
The results will be posted Thursday or Friday.
The World Laughed:
On Tuesday morning President Donald Trump spoke to the United Nations General Assembly in New York.
In a line that he uses at campaign rallies all across the fruited plains, Trump said this:
In less than two years, my administration has accomplished more than almost any administration in the history of our country.
As his remarks were translated you could hear laughter break out all across the room. It was embarrassing.
You can watch the video HERE.
If the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee holds a hearing Thursday on the Brett Kavanaugh nomination, I will be tweeting my commentary during the event.
Follow me on Twitter @TheWesternWord.
Supposedly we will hear from Professor Christine Blasey Ford, Ph.D., and from Kavanaugh afterward. The hearing is scheduled to start at 8:00 a.m. Montana time.
Get the popcorn ready!