Had a wonderful day Friday July 29th. Spent the day in Helena at the Last Chance Stampede and Fair walking around introducing my self and talking with people about our upcoming Governors election. Although according to the media I am not actively campaigning. I would like to know what it is called that I am doing. No, I did not as the Repubs and Dems did have a booth, where we tried to bluff our way through by handing out balloons to the kids or workers who may and may not have known anything about the people they were handing out stickers for. It was live one on one contact. I spent the time talking to people about where I stood on things and why. Encouraged them to visit my website and find out more details on things and to continue following throughout the election cycle as more info became available. I listened to their thoughts and concerns, fielding countless questions. Most importantly, was that I drove home the fact that this state belongs to all of us and that the people are the bill payers and the boss and that their wishes would be carried out even if I were leaning in another direction. As I informed many, that if I worked for someone and the boss told me to go clean the garbage cans, I could not opt to rub down the counter just because that is what I wanted to do. I would not be a very good employee nor keep my job long if I did so. The same thing goes for the Governors office. The Governor is there to lead not to dictate. Nor should he allow the Legislature to do so.
For the most part the people were very friendly and receptive. Only 3 or 4 out of the whole day were a little hostile. But they are entitled to their opinion so I would not let that discourage me nor get into an argument with them. But I did listen to them and made notes anyways. After all, if elected I would be their Governor too and not just for the ones who put me in office.