Schweitzer expects 'respectful' Montana town hall

President Obama will face tough but respectful questions in Montana today, the state's Democratic governor predicted Friday.

Montana Gov. Brian Schweitzer (D) said he expects citizens to air their opinions at a town hall meeting with the president this afternoon, but do so in a civil way.

"People in Montana are going to be respectful," he said in an interview on CNN radio. "One of the things you can be sure of is that people in Montana have opinions, and they're going to air them."

Many lawmakers have faced angry confrontations with constituents at their own town halls, while Obama received a warmer audience during a town hall in New Hampshire this week.

Many political observers are looking forward to Obama's Montana town hall today, where the distribution of tickets could lead to a more raucous confrontation with the president.

The White House said Friday that it'd distributed the 1,300 tickets for the town hall to people on a first come, first served bases, with the remainder given to elected officials and community leaders.