Skip to comments.How to Lose a Winnable U.S. Senate Race (AZ)
Posted on 10/20/2012 3:24:26 PM PDT by neverdem
Richard Carmona, the Democratic candidate for the Arizona senate seat being vacated by Jon Kyl, is a former U.S. surgeon general and decorated military veteran. A Hispanic American, he overcame childhood homelessness and has deep roots in the Tucson area, where he served as a deputy sheriff for more than two decades. Barack Obama himself called Carmona to urge him to run, knowing the Spanish-speaking doctor is the kind of blue-chip candidate capable of wresting away a Senate seat in a red state. And Carmona seems poised to do just that. The past two polls in Arizona have shown Carmona edging ahead of U.S. Representative Jeff Flake, the Republican nominee, and Democratic forces have begun pouring cash into the state in hopes of snatching an upset victory.
But with one stupid quip, Carmona may have badly damaged his chances. During a testy exchange in a Thursday night debate, moderator Brahm Resnik quipped, Now I know how Candy Crowley felt, he said. To which Carmona replied: Youre prettier than her, and patted the moderators hand.
Not sure how to take that, Resnik said. Nor should women in Arizona. Heres the video of the exchange:
(Excerpt) Read more at swampland.time.com ...
Putting this quip aside for a second, just how the hell is Flake in trouble in Arizona to begin with?
Of course I would’ve written the storyline differently - like ‘democrat hoisted on his own petard’, or ‘how to win a seat by turning liberal hypersensitivity back on a Democrat’.
Didn’t know this guy was a deputy sheriff in Tucson. Did he work for doofus Dupnik?
Much worse than Binders
I presume that he served under Sheriff Clarence Dupnik. I wouldn't exactly consider that a recommendation.
I was actually going to say, “well at least he didn’t mention women in binders” :-)
There is a candidate in Dallas saturating the airwaves accusing her opponent of being pro-rape. Crazy
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I just, in the past few days, have been seeing these Carmona guys signs popping up. I was wondering who he was, I had not heard his name or seen the signs prior to this week.
I am voting for Flake but his arrogance during the whole immigration bill left me with a sour taste in my mouth for him. Kyl too, though he wasn't arrogant about it, it turned me off from him and I had really liked him at one time.
The polls are wrong and Flake will almost certainly win - but he does have a reputation as a lobbyist-owned insider.
Latino solidarity and an open seat?
Real Clear Politics says it's a toss up.
Carmona seems to have issues with anger and women
How can Democrats support someone who is so insensitive to women’s needs that he would publicly make a derogatory remark about a woman’s looks? Especially Candy Crowley’s, who has become a heroine to liberals everywhere.
If Don Imus can get fired for calling a few Black cheerleaders ‘’nappy-headed ho’s,’’ shouldn’t Arizona’s Democratic Senate candidate be forced to step down for implying that a fat middle-aged woman is ugly? Where’s the outrage?!
Carmona must have hurt his paw at the debate-
The Humane Society spent about 60 grand on Carmona on 10/19/2012,
Guess they spayed him too, why else would they be spending that much on a candidate?
Do you have to be gay to run for statewide office in AZ?
Carmona was a good SG and would be an asset to the Senate. Too bad he is a D and there are too many Ds in the Senate.
LOL... the site in your post comes back...”sorry Charlie”...when copy and pasted.