Tuesday’s Quick Hits

A positive mind finds a way it can be done; a negative mind looks for all the ways it can’t be done. — Napoleon Hill

Today’s quick hits deal with these important subjects:

  • Good News for Bullock
  • Bad News for Bullock
  • Daines Heading to China
  • One More Thing


It was a pretty good editorial from the Des Moines Register for Montana Governor and Presidential candidate, Steve Bullock:

But don’t make the mistake of laughing off Bullock’s candidacy, even though he barely registers in Iowa and national polls. While Bullock faces some formidable challenges, he brings some assets that are unique in the overstuffed Democratic field and should be considered by those who want nothing more than to defeat Donald Trump next year.

Read the entire editorial by clicking HERE.

It seems many Democrats want someone far to the left. That may be who they get from their primary, but that person may not be someone who can get the moderates to vote for him/her.


The Hill reported that CNN’s town hall featuring 2020 Democratic presidential candidates Montana Gov. Steve Bullock and New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio on Sunday night registered just 402,000 total viewers, including 82,000 in the coveted 25-54 demographic, according to early Nielsen Media Research.

At the same time, a show on another network showing paint drying had 500,000 viewers (just kidding).

It’s looking like Bullock won’t make the third debate.


The Great Falls Tribune reported that U.S. Senator Steve Daines said he was going to China this weekend.

The Tribune reported that Daines said he could not discuss details of the trip at length. That’s the sad thing about Daines; he will sacrifice the security of the congressional delegation trip to get some media attention.

It looks like it’s still dangerous to get between Daines and a reporter or Daines and a camera.

By the way, there still has not been an in-person Town Hall meeting by Daines this summer.

As soon as I heard about the China trip, I thought about another American who went to China:

Forrest Gump:
In the land of China, people hardly got nothing at all.
John Lennon:
No possessions?
Forrest Gump:
And in China they never go to church.
John Lennon:
No religion too?
Dick Cavett:
Ah. Hard to imagine.
John Lennon:
Well it’s easy if you try, Dick.

I’m thinking that Daines would make a great Ambassador of the United States of America to the Peoples Republic of China.

That’s how we got rid of Max Baucus…


Here’s a good reason to turn that frown upside down: Optimistic people live as much as 15% longer than pessimists, according to a new study spanning thousands of people and 3 decades. (ScienceMag.org)

My glass is always half full…of something.



4 thoughts on “Tuesday’s Quick Hits

  1. Just out of curiosity, Jackie, do you know when the last time Senator Daines had an in-person announced to all of his constituents Town Hall Meeting? His press pictures show him meeting with a few people all over the state but I think these are prearranged selected invitation events only. I live in Bozeman where he lives and I can’t remember him ever having a meeting that was announced and open to all.

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