Not really. Here’s why:
“The reason is that Senator Obama has been here five times since this spring and summer, the last time nine days ago, and has opened up 16 campaign offices statewide.”
Also, Obama has spent over a million on ads. McCain hasn’t been in the state once.
I guess it wasn't necessary :)
If it is a real red state, that shouldn’t make that much difference. Bush beat Gore by 25% in 2000. Montana now has two Dem senators and the Dems control the state senate [26 Dems/24 Reps] and are just one vote shy of controlling the House [50 Reps/49 Dems/1(I)]. Something is happening there.