This seems pretty exciting. Our President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama are personally asking for each of us to get involved in your local elections to Get Out the Vote (GOTV) and help the local Democrats get elected to keep all the “Hope and Change” that has befallen us lately moving forward.
I also received a plea via e-mail from Max Baucus to join him and Senator Tester this election to “protect” the party and help Democrats Bob Bergren, Jack Tretheway, and Dana Seidel Win in Hill County. I was invited to sign up here on the official Barack Obama website to volunteer for the local Havre Democratic candidates. Furthermore I was instructed to meet with other volunteers at the Havre Democrats office at 48 2nd Ave (in the Ryan Building second floor) on Saturday, October 30th at 10 am. Interestingly this is the address of the Bear Paw Development Corporation headed by Democrat Paul Tuss yet funded with our local bi-partisan tax dollars. How is all this co-mingling proper?
On top of all this good news there was an article in Fridays HDN announcing a “Candidates Forum” hosted by three Havre organizations and the article said that Bear Paw Development is teaming up with the Havre Chamber of Commerce and the Havre Daily News to let the voters know “what the positions and opinions are of these various candidates” Now this hardly seems like something that any sane Republican would want to join in on but since I am not involved with any local campaigns I won’t judge the thinking of these Republican candidates that are participating in this “Forum”
Just from the outside looking in I would say that for the first time I can ever remember in Hill County the local Republicans have offered up an excellent slate of qualified candidates that have been literally working around the clock to get elected. I constantly see them out on the doors meeting people. I always see their headquarters bustling with activity and it appears to me (judged by everyone I talk to) that these Republican candidates are ahead by leaps and bounds over their democrat opponents. Why would they want to submit themselves to a “Forum” that is obviously stacked against them? You have Republican hater and news twister Timmy Leeds from the so called “News” paper and joining him is Democrat central committeeman Paul Tuss who obviously isn’t in any Republican’s corner with the local Chamber thrown in to try and provide the appearance of a “fair and balanced” event. Who do they think they are kidding?
This whole affair stinks and it also comes too late for many voters that have already voted early. To any voters that haven’t already voted I would say that you should consider voting for those candidates that have stepped up to the plate and proven themselves as hard workers this election over those that have layed about and are now trying to rally some support in the 11th hour. After all, you are known by the work you do and the company you keep.
If anyone is actually interested in viewing this travesty it is being held in the Henslar auditorium at MSU-Northern beginning at 6:30 on Wednesday the 27th. Anyone attending that wishes to take some pictures and/or send us a report you may do so at firstname.lastname@example.org
THINK BEFORE YOU VOTE!