Weather Montana?

So, everyone is saying that Montana is in play this year. As in, game-on McCain.

The attention is welcome, and we Montanans pride ourselves in not being predictable.  Frankly, it should be an interesting fight.

If only Mr. McCain would show up.  I mean, why wouldn’t he? It’s not like the weather is bad (at least this time of year).  You’d think he’d enjoy our maverick way of thinking, our politeness, and our willingness to hear him out.  Heck, it would even be a generous welcome, sort of a friendly crowd.

The notion of being a flyover state seems so ‘last year’. Well, four years ago. The West is changing. A dynamic, free-flowing economy that is attracting all sorts of interest and investment. You saw it in Denver, and you’d see it in Salt Lake, Boise, Albuquerque, and Tucson. The West is no longer a given. We’re independent. We’re free thinking (as one of the local rags likes to say).

The danger for Montana, of course, is that we do indeed turn out to be worth ignoring. Irrelevent, so to speak. If the delegate count turns out to be a blowout, then those little ol’ 3 won’t count for much. But, the polls were saying it was going to be close. And, I’d reckon that it’ll be even closer than that once the curtain is closed and people have to pull the lever.

So, c’mon McCain. Come visit! We’ve had Paul, Hillary, Hillary, Obama, Obama, Obama, Obama, and Obama. And, it will soon be hunting season. Come show us that your values match our values. Maybe you’ll get your elk.