The Fix: Schweitzer’s Dog Didn’t Hunt

Aaron Flint posted on September 07, 2012 11:59 :: 926 Views

Potential 2016 presidential contender Gov. Brian Schweitzer (D-MT) was mentioned in The Great Falls Tribune and The Wall Street Journal for slamming Mitt Romney in last night’s speech to the Democratic National Convention.

However, it was The Washington Post’s blog “The Fix” that put the Montana Governor in the losers bracket after last night’s performance, saying “his ‘that dog won’t hunt’ refrain, well, it just didn’t hunt.”

* Brian Schweitzer: The governor of Montana was one of the breakout stars of the 2008 Democratic National Convention with a speech that lit up the Denver hall. But tonight Schweitzer seemed too folksy by half (or maybe more) — like he was playing a character named “Brian Schweitzer.”  And his “that dog won’t hunt” refrain, well, it just didn’t hunt.

From The Wall Street Journal:

Mr. Schweitzer finished his take-down of Mr. Romney saying , “You know, if private equity Mitt Romney met Gov. Mitt Romney, he’d do what he says he likes to do. He’d fire him and outsource his job.”

This wasn’t Mr. Schweitzer’s first convention speech. Four years ago he impressed Democrats at their convention in Denver with a tough speech attacking Republican’s energy policies, and took a couple humorous swipes at the GOP nominee John McCain.

From The Great Falls Tribune:

Schweitzer, who was criticized for saying in 2006 that he might consider voting for Romney for president, erased all doubts Thursday of his loyalty to President Barack Obama.

“Let me tell you how we get ’er done in Montana. We’ve had record budget surpluses every year I’ve been governor, averaging over $400 million in surpluses even during the Great Recession,” he said. “Montana is moving in the right direction, and so is America.”

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