Saturday, November 24, 2007

Steve Daines to head up Huckabee campaign in Montana

Just an interesting tidbit: Bozeman business executive Steve Daines (of fame,) is going to head up Mike Huckabee's campaign in Montana.

In spite of the GOP moving up its delegate selection to a limited caucus on February 5th, the hoped-for attention from national candidates hasn't materialized.

It will be interesting to see how Daines approaches his job, since no-one seems to know exactly how this whole caucus thing will work.


Nell said...

"the hoped-for attention from national candidates hasn't materialized."

Huh? The subject of your post proves this wrong. Whatever do you mean?

When in the past would a not quite 1st tier candidate like Huckabee even thought about Montana?

Mitt Romney has been to Montana, sent his son to Montana, and hired a statewide coordinator.

Ron Paul supporters are organizing and getting signed up as precinct people to take an active role in the caucus.

I'm not exactly sure what you are looking for... I'm don't think that the caucus is magically going to make Montana a target state for every presidential campaign, but I would say the caucus is definately a step in the right direction.

But then again, there will always be the naysayers...

Montana Headlines said...

Check the archives. MH was an early defender of the caucus when many were trashing the idea. And we're not opposing it or naysaying now -- simply pointing out the fact that there is very, very little attention coming from the national campaigns. Maybe more than the nonexistent attention that Montana had in the past, but not much.

Whether the caucus proves to be a success or not depends on whether the new precinct people signing up across the state stick around after the caucus to campaign for Republicans up and down the ticket -- including those they don't like.

And for that, we will just have to wait and see.