The Perfect Partisanship Storm paving way for non-partisan (I) Candidate Mike Stauffer as (R) Arpaio releases poll showing double digit lead over (D) PenzoneWednesday, October 17th, 2012
I believe there is a perfect storm brewing, and it has non-Partisan independent candidate Mike Stauffer’s name all over it.
It’s a well known fact that independent voters become independent because we are disgusted with partisanship and political gridlock. I believe partisanship does not belong in the Maricopa County Sheriff’s Department, and now is our opportunity to participate in a key race that could send shock waves across the Nation.
Sheriff Joe Arpaio just released a partisan poll yesterday that shows a double digit lead over the Democratic Paul Penzone. We called Penzone “damaged goods” from the get-go in light of his domestic violence police record, and sure enough … we see Arpaio utilizing millions of dollars attacking Penzone’s domestic violence record while making a mockery out of him, too. You can see Arpaio’s video attacking Penzone here. We knew the strategy Arpaio was going to use before he used it, and now he is using what we predicted months ago. But what we also know is that Arpaio cannot attack the well educated and well qualified Independent Conservative Mike Stauffer for Maricopa County Sheriff (MCSO) because independent voters now make up the 2nd largest voting bloc in Arizona and in Maricopa County. Unlike the Maricopa County Democratic Party, Arpaio’s campaign is smart enough to not disrupt independent voters who lean conservatively in our state. Arpaio knows damn well he needs those independent voters and he is concerned that Stauffer will take votes away from the conservative base. After all, everyone following this race knows (I) Mike Stauffer was a former long life Republican who left the GOP to become an independent. Stauffer believes, too, that the MCSO should not be partisan.
Keep in mind that (I) Mike Stauffer put his hat in the race first against Sheriff Joe Arpaio, and more importantly he has the education
and the experience to lead the 3rd largest County Sheriff’s Department in the Nation. He has an impressive professional resume you may see here.
According to (R) Arpaio’s memo, it states he has a commanding 15 point lead against (D) Penzone. Indeed Arpaio has millions of dollars to expose Penzone’s domestic violence Glendale Police report. The Maricopa County Democratic Party had the audacity to minimize the independent voter in Maricopa County where we (independents) account for the 2nd largest voting bloc in the State of Arizona as well as in Maricopa County. Make no mistake, we see Tea Party Republicans making the same mistakes by not supporting independent voter rights via Prop 121, too as it relates to the Arizona Open Primary. In fact, the ousted Senator Russell Pearce is against Prop 121 Arizona Open Primaries. Indeed Pearce’s extremism led him to his own demise when he was ousted.
That said — our Independent Candidate Mike Stauffer for sheriff DOES support the Arizona Open Primary via Prop 121.
Why do Independent voters matter, and why are aware politicians and candidates like Arpaio worried about disrupting independent voters?
Forty-four percent of Americans insist they are neither Republican nor Democrat, according to Gallup polling. That is about 9 percentage points higher than surveys showed at the same period in 2008, the last presidential election year.
Independent voters are for the first time, the largest political group in the U.S. and bigger than either party — Democrat or Republican.
There are now more Americans who consider themselves politically independent than at any other point in the last three-quarters of a century, according to a new report Monday that emphasizes the critical role this demographic will play in the 2012 election.
Almost four in ten Americans, 38 percent, currently identify themselves as independents, a Pew Research Center poll found. This is an increase from 32 percent of Americans who considered themselves independents in 2008 and 30 percent in both 2004 and 2000.
So there ya have it, Arizona independent voters.
Make a difference.
A vote for (R) Arpaio and (D) Penzone is a wasted vote. Prove to Arizona and the nation that your vote matters — particularly if you are disgusted with partisanship in the political realm.
VOTE MIKE STAUFFER.