That is a terrific question, isn't it? It's been asked about a billion times, but we never come up with an answer. Just supposing, but that might be because we are Democrats and thinking about it all wrong. 'We' think that people should favor ideas that favor 'we'. That's not a bad idea, and actually should be a winner. So why do Montana Democrats lose?
Norma. People like Norma. People who think that the 'right' is the same as the popular, and worse, vice versa. People who think that disagreement is cause for alarm. Democrats too frightened to tell their 'strong' supporters how full of shit they are when they drive hundreds of others away. In her first run at state legislator, Norma scored only 3 percentage points behind the President in her very red county, and only 3 points behind the federal Democratic Representative candidate on the ticket. Her second run, she scored 10 points behind the Democratic Representative candidate, and garnered a whole 18% of the vote in her county. Yet still, at the Democratic wing website of MT Cowgirl, she is protected, and many others silenced, regardless of how offensive and stupid her comments are. It seems like it, but I'm not actually blaming Norma. I'm blaming the Montana Democrats who strangely think that embracing Norma while pushing actual progressives away is a good idea. No, it's really not.
So you tell me, folks. Why do Montana Democrats lose?