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The Montana Senate race has been perhaps the most interesting contest thus far in the 2014 Senate election cycle. Original nominee, and sitting interim Senator, John Walsh was busted for plagiarism on a 14 page (!) Master’s thesis*. Sensing that this might be a liability on the campaign trail, he was replaced with single term Montana State Representative Amanda Curtis. She’s already come under fire for some rather unfortunate statements from her days as a vlogger. As if that wasn’t enough of a signal that she might not be ready for prime time, it appears that she has trouble with interviews as well. As our Salem compatriot at Townhall Guy Benson notes, she apparently has trouble getting through scripted interview responses:
There are a lot of things Ms. Curtis doesn’t seem to know, such as her positions on major issues. From a CNN profile: “When asked her position on the situation in Iraq, Curtis told CNN, ‘Give me a little more time.’ On the border crisis, ‘I’ll need more time, you know only 11 days ago I was painting my storm windows.'” What she does know is that she’s against “the one percent” and hates Paul Ryan’s budget.
But that alone might not be the most embarrassing part about this interview. In her introduction, she actually froze for a good 5 seconds. Check the video:
And while all of this is embarrassing, there’s still more issues about her views that we can dig up. She is, in common parlance, a Wobbly. In other words, she’s the kind of Leftist who has no problem with Revolutionary Socialism, even if it means roughing a few people up and destroying some property along the way, and at one point, her Facebook profile photo was of Elizabeth Gurley Flynn, the head of the Communist Party USA and recipient of a state funeral from the Soviet Union.
So hey, Bernie Sanders might get some company among the actual socialists in Congress, but thankfully, Montana voters seem to be rejecting her in favor of our guy, Republican Steve Daines. Pop on over to his website and give him a donation if you can. It’ll be a hard fought contest, even if it looks like we’ll win.
*=Man, I wish I knew how to write a 14 page paper that would get me a Master’s Degree. My thesis ended up being 172 pages in total.