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2012 DNC Convention: Brian Schweitzer Takes Charlotte by Storm

by: Bob Brigham

Tue Sep 04, 2012 at 21:57:44 PM MST


This is a testament to Governor Brian Schweitzer's reputation as a straight shooter. And to the caliber of his operation.
Brian Schweitzer at the DNC Convention, Montana Governor Brian Schweitzer

Dave Barry says the very least we could do is elect Schweitzer president:

CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- There is an innocent explanation for how I wound up on the floor of a bar with the governor of Montana.
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In addition to being a governor, Schweitzer is a rancher who raises heads of cattle. I asked him if he has ever castrated one.

"Hell yes!" he said. He then proceeded to tell me, in extremely explicit detail, how he did it. The more he talked, the more enthusiastic he got; finally he got down on the bar floor to demonstrate his technique. He was down there for several minutes. I squatted next to him, taking notes and becoming increasingly faint. I was very grateful when he finished. (His conclusion was: "And then you throw them in a bucket.")

After the castration lecture, Gov. Schweitzer presented both Jay and me with official Montana governor belt buckles, which are made of solid metal. This is now the manliest thing I own. Gov. Schweitzer is leaving office in January; if we don't elect this man, at bare minimum, president of the United States, we are even stupider than I think we are.

With the polls showing that Schweitzer would beat Max Baucus by double-digits, this is a week the national press are looking beyond 2014, to 2016.

Bob Brigham :: 2012 DNC Convention: Brian Schweitzer Takes Charlotte by Storm
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What's Your Game Bob, Can Anybody Play? (0.00 / 0)
Hi Bob, I have not seen you posting anywhere else for quite a while- where have you been?

I know that the press loves Schweitzer and that he knows how to play it to light his way forward.  I do not understand why someone like you chooses to drop in here to push for Brian in some distant election.

I see a Democratic Party that gives little to no support to most of their candidates, and here you are pushing a Schweitzer 2014 or 2016 run again.  My question is why?

Denise Juneau spoke at the convention last night, her moment in the spotlight was arranged weeks ago and yet there is little to no buzz about it.  Why is that?

I looked for her speech last night, and for a long time today only to find confirmation that she DID speak and that is all the information available.  Why is that?

My impression of your game could very well be wrong.  I will apologize if it is.  My real question for you Bob, is who pays you to use Schweitzer against the amazing women who are working without assistance from their peeps, and why?


Umm did I miss something? (0.00 / 0)
Am I still on the Left in the West website? I thought I was until I read the last comment. I guess I don't see Bob's post as a game, but rather a statement about a Montana Democrat (also one of the most popular Governors in the US right now). I too would like to see him run against Baucus (no question that he would win).

I guess what I don't get is the rancor you seem to have for Bob discussing Schweitzer. Is there some unwritten rule I can't find that says the Montana Left is only allowed to talk about women running for office in this election?


It's not about Schweitzer (0.00 / 0)
What you described as my rancor is simply a challenge to an entity who chooses to pop in, change the agenda then leave.  Why would a member of the community choose to do that?

I too would like to see Schweitzer run against Baucus (0.00 / 0)
And we're not along according to the third poll in a row that has Schweitzer defeating Baucus in the 2014 primary.  I don't see this post as off -topic.  It seems such a primary is a hot topic these days.

I would like to postone this discussion until Nov 7 (0.00 / 0)
Having that discussion now feels too much like sabotage from the inside.

Nice to see you again Kevin.  Now is the time to focus on the present.


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