So here’s the story. Yesterday the Cruz campaign announced it will be having a rally in Couer d’Alene, Idaho on March 6th. This is the day before contests in Alabama, Mississippi, Ohio, Michigan, Hawaii and, of course, Idaho. Only Hawaii has less delegates at stake than Idaho.
Couer d’Alene sits at the western edge of the Idaho Panhandle National Forests, a 3.2 million acre behemoth that includes portions of Montana and Washington. The people of panhandle Idaho, western Montana, and eastern Washington care deeply about the land. That’s why they live there. It’s not an easy life, some times. They are the best stewards of this land because they live on it. They will not foul their own nest. They know full well that there is no rational reason they must be supplicants to a Washington, D.C. bureaucracy in order to ride a snowmobile in their own back country. And it pisses them off.
Phil Nicholas, are you listening?