Now there’s fighting words if I’d ever read them.
Former Argus Leader Editor Patrick Lalley who is trying to establish himself at KSOO is saying that Democrats and Billie Sutton blew Sutton’s announcement because it was too cowboy, and not enough Sioux Falls:
How did they mess it up so badly?
Billie Sutton could be a great candidate. He could be governor.
To do that he has to connect with the middle class households in the four to six counties surrounding Sioux Falls.
To be blunt, the Democrats introduced Billie Sutton to the state by putting him up on a barren stage in the middle West River ranch country.
They emphasized rural life, solid work ethic and calf roping. It’s a beautiful South Dakota scene that we like to romanticize.
But it doesn’t look forward.
I’d probably argue that Dems are trying to recapture the people who’s values they abandoned a long time ago, and they are not going to convince anyone, even with a Democrat who takes a conservative view on abortion. They can try, but Sutton has a voting record.
But in the meantime, I’m happy to sit back and watch the fireworks on Lalley’s thesis.