Phoenix New Times appears to be calling it for Paul Penzone (alleged wife beater) without giving John Rowan a chance to prove himself in Democratic Primary electionFriday, July 13th, 2012
For the record, I helped the Phoenix New Times get their sponsor back when they were attacked by Russell Pearce. I like the Phoenix New Times and especially enjoyed James King’s commentary on Arpaio. However, they are wrong in this matter.
The Phoenix New Times appears to be calling it for Paul Penzone (alleged wife beater) without giving John Rowan a chance to prove himself in Democratic Primary election. It is my belief that the Democratic primary election isn’t until August 28, 2012. Why aren’t they allowing the Democratic voters to decide for themselves who they want to win in the Democratic primary elections?
According to Democratic Latino voter Robert McDonald:
The Primary election is scheduled for August 28, 2012, and protesters calling for reform, The Reformers, are charging that the leadership of the Arizona Democratic Party has been picking candidates before the primary election is even held.
Furthermore and more importantly, independent voters in Arizona can choose to vote in the Arizona primary elections. In fact, some independent voters may request the Democratic ballot in order to vote for John Rowan for all we know.
From the Arizona Republic:
Why would the Phoenix New Times put John Rowan in parenthesis? John Rowan isn’t the one who has a domestic violence police record — Paul Penzone does!
Both the GOP and the Maricopa County Democratic Party are trying to marginalize the independent vote and this is complete horse shit.
Perhaps this diagram will help explain why Stauffer has one helluva chance to beat and replace Arpaio. I am an independent voter. I am going to do EVERYTHING IN MY POWER TO EMPOWER THE INDEPENDENT VOTING MACHINE! They are a key swing vote in local and Presidential elections and any reporting that marginalizes the independent voter will get called out and debunked!