Montana Democrats have put their latest US Senate candidate, Amanda Curtis (D-Butte), in a “straitjacket,” according to a liberal blogger from the Flathead Valley.
James Conner’s Flathead Memo: Curtis should run a guerilla campaign that makes her interesting
Her campaign staff’s answer is obvious: message discipline. Keep her on her talking points, deflect or flat out refuse to answer uncomfortable questions, post as little as possible on her website and Facebook page, and block trackers even if that makes her staff look like bullies and diverts them from signing-up volunteers.
Curtis, however, has no time to run a conventional campaign. Early voting begins in a month. If she’s going to excite rank and file Democrats, generate enthusiasm among 18–29-year-old-voters, and by example lead young single women and mothers to the polls, she needs to run a guerilla campaign — a campaign that makes her as interesting as possible.
Conner also has a pretty comical rundown of former State Sen. Ken Toole (D-Helena) complaining about the fact that a Montana Public Radio reporter asked her about some of her posts supporting communists. Toole didn’t think the question should have been asked. Conner explains why the question was appropriate.
You may recall my earlier post where I also asked why Curtis is dodging questions, even as Dems were touting Curtis as the new candidate of openness.
— Donny Ferguson (@DonnyFerguson) September 7, 2014
Elsewhere, from Monday’s Politico Playbook:
SIREN – “NBC NEWS/MARIST POLL: GOP Senate candidates open up leads in key states: Arkansas: Cotton 45%, Pryor 40% … Kentucky: McConnell 47 %, Grimes 39% … Colorado : Udall 48%, Gardner 42%.” http://nbcnews.to/1qsCSc1
Monday, September 08, 2014 10:54 PM
Darwin Award Instincts and Hugo Chavez’ Mouth
Curtis said she’ll go to the mat
As Montana’s Senatorial Democrat
But the Dems will regret
This game of Russian Roulette
They’re playing with Amanda Moonbat!
She mocks Christian family values
As Bloomberg’s gun ban she eschews
Yes, she’s a big fan
Of Obama’s “Yes we can”
And a fan of the redistribution ruse
Finally the Dems now realize
That they’re gonna have to revise
What Amanda thinks and says…
She sounds like Hugo Chavez
In a female teacher’s disguise!
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