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Our View: Montanans shut out of primary

Montanans of all political stripes are watching closely the Republican race for president.

There is a wild and wooly contest that involves several candidates of varying political persuasions seeking the right to oppose President Barack Obama in November 2012 — more than a year from now.

Despite the intense interest in Montana, one thing is clear — Montana Republicans will have no say whatsoever in deciding who the Republican nominee is.

And, as long as Americans continue with the cockamamie system we have of selecting presidential nominees, Montana Democrats will be shut out of the proc...


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