The Greg Gianforte conundrum: when does a candidate's character really matter?

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The political mellow-drama involving Republican US Congressional candidate in Montana, Greg Gianforte, right, (pictured with Donald Trump Jr., campaigning in Helena, MT earlier this year), prompts a very honest assessment from KVI callers, host Kirby Wilbur and host John Carlson about what actions are beyond the proverbial pale for candidates when it comes to earning our votes. (AP Photo/Bobby Caina Calvan, File)

The political and media firestorm surrounding the Montana US Congressional candidate, Greg Gianforte (Republican), who was cited by the local sheriff's department for assaulting a persistent news website reporter by throwing him to the ground, leads to a compelling self-examination between KVI's John Carlson and Kirby Wilbur about what disqualifies a candidate from receiving your vote. It starts when a pair of KVI callers defend Gianforte's actions. It transforms into one of the more honest conversations you'll hear in talk radio when it comes to substantiating who earns our vote and under what circumstances the candidate does.

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