Have you noticed that most campaigns for office sound pretty much alike. The reason they sound this way is because they are. I have and will continue to lay out specific points on how and why I feel certain things need to be done. If I point out something I see wrong with other candidates or their parties ways, I will do my best to say why and give an alternative. This my friends is not the norm.
Very few campaigns in recent history have been built on actual facts or ideas on solutions as much as they have been to demonize and finger pointing.
There are many people out there who make their living coaching candidates through an election. The things they teach are anything but right. Candidates are encouraged to use FEAR, INTER-CONFLICT, OBLIGATION TO THE PARTY BY VOTERS, WORRY AND PAIN as a means to connect. Then if this doesn't work well enough we then have the mass mailing aspect. Look good at what most the candidates mail out. They will be primarily filled with the things I pointed out. Not only this, but one mailing isn't enough. It's every time you turn around, the same thing over and over again. I could see multiple mailings if each mailing was on something different and actually contained some sort of useful information or directed you to a place where you could see where these people stood on things. But that is not the case either. This game they play is a simple con. The more you see of a persons name even if they say nothing the more ingrained that name becomes with in the average voters mind. Most the time they end up marking it at the ballot box out of habit of seeing it. It works like the Eddie Murphy movie "Distinguished Gentleman". If it were not so true the movie would not have been near as funny.
Everyone may not see eye to eye with me on everything, I don't expect them to. It is not possible for so many to agree 100% on all things. Best I can hope for is that we agree on more than we don't, and work like mad to find some sort of common ground on areas we don't. If we can do this we can make progress.
I will not treat the good people of Montana like mushrooms, by keeping you in the dark and feeding you BS.