Photo: Election Road Trip I-76 34 Greeley Weld County Fair Marty Durant

Marty Durrant of Greeley, a longtime member and officer of the Corvettes West Car Club, was helping to direct traffic at the Weld County Fair’s VetteFest on Sunday, July 29, 2018. He’s lived in Greeley since 1978, and said that if he wasn’t wearing his official red ball cap, he’d have on a red “Make America Great Again” hat. He’s a strong supporter of President Trump, and the nomination of Judge Kavanaugh to the U.S. Supreme Court. — “a judge who will look at the Constitution, put his feelings aside, and say, ‘Is this in the Constitution or isn’t it. And that’s what I want.”

Durrant thinks there too much news about the investigation of Russian interference in the 2016 election “”it’s a witch hunt,” he says — and not enough time spent on trade deals with China, nuclear negotiations with North Korea. The real issue with Russia, he says, is that “Russia and the U.S. have 90 percent of the nukes. We need to be able to talk. We need to be on the same page. It doesn’t mean we have to do what they say, or gio along with what they do, but we need to be able to communicate.”

From his perspective, “it’s just unbelievable what’s happened with the economy. If people will look at their 401Ks and standard of living it’s just been unbelievable what we’ve done.” (Check out CPR’s Colorado Data page for economic performance in the state going back decades.) And how does he think the president is doing? “Excellent.”