Maricopa Co. Sheriff Race: The Democrat candidate complained about the Republican Sheriff Joe Arpaio not wanting to debate, but Democrat won’t debate Independent Mike StaufferThursday, October 11th, 2012
The Democrat candidate complained about the Republican Sheriff Joe Arpaio not wanting to engage in a Sheriff debate, but now the Democratic candidate does not want to debate Independent Conservative Mike Stauffer.
Why is that?
Oh the hypocrisy of politicians.
This was the chance for the Democratic candidate to prove to Arizona early ballot voters on why he believes he can manage the 3rd largest Sheriff’s department in the Nation when the (D) only managed a whopping 6 employees in 2009. Independent conservative Mike Stauffer, on the other hand, was a lieutenant and was a watch commander with the experience and education to lead an organization. In fact, Stauffer already created a new organizational plan and is ready to take over on Day 1 and manage things intelligently.
Here is an update from Mike Stauffer’s campaign:
Democratic Operatives bring chickens to Joe Arpaio for not wanting to debate opponents. Now Dem. opponent says he too won’t debate. I assume the same Dem. operatives will be delivering Penzone chickens tomorrow.
While Democratic operatives deliver chickens to Arpaio for not debating, Paul Penzone himself pulls an Arpaio and now says he won’t debate Stauffer.
In an interview with Channel 3′s Senior Reporter Steve Bodinet, Penzone says “And you cant say that you are most qualified for a position when you are unwilling to stand next to other opponents… At the end of the day he [Arpaio] owes it to the voters to stand next to his opponents and have the courage to answer questions…”Penzone however contradicts his own words moments later in the interview when asked to debate Mike Stauffer. Penzone quickly pulls an “Arpaioesque” move himself stating “No way, I’m not vying for second place, I want to go up against the head guy.”
The Stauffer campaign knows the voters of Maricopa County are far more educated and savvy than to fall victim to flip flopping,and unqualified candidates.