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:
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If Ted Kennedy was still alive, he would be campaigning for him
flake is an open borders rino
Arizona is like Massachusetts in reverse. We are a very conservative state that sometimes elects Democrats to statewide office or Republican-leaning districts when they are perceived as competent and moderate or conservative.
Note what I say about “perceived”; not all of them deserve their reputations.
Before Carmona, who is really not that bad for a Democrat, there were Napolitano, Mitchell, Stump, DeConcini, and Babbitt.
Flake is a good guy, but he’s been coasting, and all of a sudden he is now finding that he’s got a real fight on his hands.
unfortunately, the guy sounds like perfect senate material
Yeah, he sounds like a real gem
That's hard to see how when his chief of staff is blaming a non-candidate for Carmona's troubling outbursts.
Politico: "Tameron, Carmonas top campaign aide, said Beato was attempting to deflect attention from her own activities by raising the explosive allegations against Carmona."
"Deflect attention from her own activities" ??! Like what, going to the grocery?
Just to be clear, my opinion of him was and remains -- he's a hardcore douchebag. Arizona is going to shitcan Carmona's political career, and there's nothing for him after this but Tucson dogcatcher...
Carmona is a loose cannon. Read up on his shootout with a suspect and the number of innocent people he narrowly missed hitting. His resume looks good but he sides with the team that required our Border Patrol agents to use beanbags against known dangerous targets. Az doesn’t need him or his ilk.
Is that an ad? It should be on TV in AZ...
I get that, but the Democrat will be more open border, more left leaning, and represent a party that is more of both also.
how would he be an asset to the Senate?
The illegal alien vote the Democrats depend on? That's why they pushed this scumbag Carmona to run in the first place.
No. He wouldn't.
He would fall right into line with the rest of the socialist, America-hating scumbag Democrats. He would be a nightmare.
Well there are some things not adding up here. We know Obama will not win this state - and one would think the Senate would follow in this years election.
And I hear Flake is soft in immigration, which also doesn’t make sense that he would get beat in the hispanic vote worse than Mitt.
Or, polls could be BS.
Holy hell. Talk about a “war on women!” That’s frightful.
Or, Flake being soft on illegal aliens hurts him with the conservative base, which takes him for a pandering fool.
He probably is a pandering fool. But he will vote against Obama Care - his opponent will not. The conservative base will be slitting their own throats, and mine and yours, if they sit it out for Flake.
Flake also supports the sodomization of the US military.
He is slitting his own throat.