With 43% of return counted, Greg Gianforte took a more than 6% lead over nude dude rancher Rob Quist in his bid to become the only U.S. House representative for the Big Sky State – it was a lead he never gave back.
The Republican who put a WWE finishing move on an annoying reporter from the EU’s the Guardian, took the win in heavily conservative Montana 50-44%.
Gianforte was forced to push a metrosexual reporter to the ground just a day ago after the Guardian employee broke into his private office and disrupted an in-progress interview.
While New York, Chicago and Los Angeles media will likely gasp and get nasty, the rest of American might decide that reporters need to get more polite, more truthful and more relevant or perhaps they deserve what they get.
Greg Gianforte dismissed Ben Jacobs after he barged into a setup Fox News interview with Alicia Acunes. Gianforte asked Jacobs to leave. He then told him to speak to his press agent. Upon refusing and further shoving his phone in Gianforte’s face, he received an “ole fashioned Montana ass-whoopin’.”
Democrats were hoping that the Guardian reporter’s actions would be ignored with people only focusing on Gianforte’s body slam – they were wrong.
Montanans don’t understand D.C. wimpiness and D.C. doesn’t understand them – a feeling shared by most of middle-America. That is why 2018 may not be the Democrat takeover they believe it will be.