Zinke’s Display of Arrogance

If you plan to vote this fall, you need to consider how each candidate is searching for support

By Peter Stoll

It has not taken long to see what effect secret out-of-state money is having on local politics. A certain candidate does not feel an informed public is important – that would be U.S. House candidate Ryan Zinke, who decided he won’t participate in more public debates with his opponent, John Lewis.

Thank you, Zinke, for your distasteful display of arrogance. George Orwell would not be surprised given secret out-of-state money is financing Zinke and he plans to just purchase enough slick-packaged television advertising to buy the election.

If you plan to vote this fall, you need to consider how each candidate is searching for support, and think twice before throwing your support to a candidate unwilling to defend his positions or demonstrate that he even possesses the talent to represent you. John Lewis is not afraid of debate. His opponent obviously lacks confidence in both his debate skills and his ability to explain or defend positions he has adopted. Zinke fears both embarrassing himself in public and having to defend positions the average Montana family will not agree with; otherwise these two would have already had several encounters with one another.

Peter Stoll
Kalispell

Stay Connected with the Daily Roundup.

Sign up for our newsletter and get the best of the Beacon delivered every day to your inbox.