Terry Goddard, Three Time Loser, Fishes for Suggestions on FaceBook: I've Got One

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Terry Goddard for Governor's FB page
Please, Terry, just go away...

Arizona Attorney General Terry Goddard wants your take on why he fumbled so badly against Governor Jan Brewer in the recent gubernatorial race. Well, actually, according to a note on his FaceBook site Terry Goddard for Governor, Terry's "taking a break" from FB-ing. So it's really Goddard's volunteers who are asking for contributions to a "debrief" on his campaign FaceBook page.

Since they're soliciting suggestions, what about a fistful of barbituates, followed by a fifth of Jim Beam? But that would be mean, and we all know Goddard's a good guy. It's just that there's no fight left in that dog. If there ever was any to start.

So avoid the Seconal, Terry, and do us all a favor: Resign from public life after your term as state Attorney General is up. You were a drag on the ticket, you pulled about 70,000 votes less than the Dems' state Attorney General candidate Felecia Rotellini, and you failed to properly exploit Governor Jan "We Have Did" Bewer's brain malfunction during the Clean Elections debate.

I know, I know, the Donkey-Kongs have a soft spot for ya. And it wouldn't shock me a-tall if they -- stupidly -- kept you around and tried to run you for something else, like Jon Kyl's U.S. Senate seat, as one commenter suggests, or even governor again. You know, for the fourth time.

That's because, sadly, Arizona Dems don't seem to mind losing. And you're the poster-boy for failure. So think of the party, and not of yourself, and disappear. Amscray. Make yourself invisible. Capisce? Don't worry. You'll be spoken of highly in the past tense, I assure you.

Because more's at stake here than just the party. The fate of Arizona is in the hands of the state Senate's redneck Stalin -- majority leader-elect Russell Pearce. And the Dems cannot afford to be led -- even titular-ly --by a massive milquetoast.

Actually, despite her loss to GOPer and AG-elect Tom Horne, I would argue that Rotellini should now be the Dems' titular head. After all, she's the top vote-getter in the state for the Dems, she scraps like a freakin' Tasmanian devil, and if 1070 had not been in Horne's quiver, she'd likely be AG-elect right now.

Sorry, but I'm tired of seeing Goddard's mug, and the Dems should be too, if they care to win some contests next time around.


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Usadefender Daniel
Usadefender Daniel

You got to love how the leftist eat their own when they don't get their way!

The MORONS can't figure out way the American people reject their policies. Just shows how out of touch these people are with reality!

USAdefender1

Susan Rastella
Susan Rastella

The reason I didn't think he had a chance is very simple - he is too WISHY-WASHY. He couldn't commit to anything, He needed to be a leader. Especially now when Arizona is in a state of confusion.

Guest
Guest

Someone explain how he can run for mayor again? How he served from '84-90 as mayor? So he resigned to run for governor against Eddy Basha and lost, or did he lose in the primary?

I'm confused. Wasn't he mayor when some football coach said we needed a "winner" in Phoenix? When will one show up? Oh, hello Ben Quayle.

ChadSnow
ChadSnow

Don't give up Terry! Remember - Ev Mecham won on his fourth try and look at how well it turned out for him!!!

ChadSnow
ChadSnow

Remember that in 2008, when Democrats were dominating in every other state in the country, they LOST GROUND in Arizona - under the passionless leadership of Don Bivens.

I agree with Shar Pei - Goddard didn't do his job as Attorney General with respect to Arpaio - why should we have backed him as Governor?

Tommy Collins
Tommy Collins

The state Dem party reminds me ten or so years ago when there was a movement to no longer allow scoring in elementary sports. The kids just played the game until time was up and they always tied. No one ever won.

It seems some folks might not get the idea of political office being a competitive event, based on facts (primarily) and events, present and past.

Once the state Dem party shows some interest in being at least as competitive as the Repubs, then they may have a shot at garnering some votes in Arizona.

Coz
Coz

No balls Goddard pretty much sums it up why he's a loser

Rob
Rob

It's not just Dems....there's a large amount of Independents/No Party Affiliation that I am convinced would have looked at Goddard had he been more vocal and more aggressive. In the end, it seemed as if the entire Democratic party had just laid down and given into what mass media was claiming. I gotta believe the country is looking at Arizona and Jan Brewer and saying....how the fuck did they elect HER?

I'll bet Rotellini picked up a ton of votes when the strong anti Horne ad ran. That and you couldn't miss her name plastered on corners in BIG signs..unlike the meek Goddard 8x10's. Media rules now...a simple Facebook page isn't going to do it. But it takes money.

The question is...are there enough committed Dems AND Independents who will actually go out and vote to end this madness? Based on the results from November 2...no. At least, not yet.

Usadefender Daniel
Usadefender Daniel

Hey Terry G.

Take two MORON pills per day for the next 4 weeks then double the dose every three days until you hit 1000 MORON pills a day. Then come back and I'll see if you're still a MORON.

USAdefender1

Shar Pei
Shar Pei

Most importantly, Goddard was uniquely situated to keep a lid on Arpaio's bullshit, and sat on his hands. I'll never forgive him for it. The Landrigan execution debacle with the smuggled drugs from Great Britain was an unmitigated disaster on the way out the door.

Rich Yeager
Rich Yeager

I think the Democratic Party needs new leadership.

Dennis Gilman
Dennis Gilman

It's time for us Dems to clean house. If you aren't willing to fight then don't run.

Rob
Rob

Typical tea bagger...no memory. Look up elections, 2008.

Or, just wait until 2012.

Disgusted as Usual
Disgusted as Usual

You're quite right that Bivens is a poor leader. His only good asset is to raise money for the party. There is no concerted strategy, no cohesion amongst the Dems, no universal messaging, no generalized Democratic ads run, etc. So what is the party doing with all the money raised? His support seems to be the kiss of death for his pet candidates, too. How unfortunate that Paul Eckerstrom couldn't stay on as Chair.

Coz
Coz

Exactly...

>>Goddard didn't do his job as Attorney General with respect to Arpaio - why should we have backed him as Governor?Flag

Marcy
Marcy

The put Landrigan down so it all ended up fine in the end and could hardly be called a disaster. I

Guest
Guest

How can you say that when the Executive Director of the Democratic Party advocated voting for women candidates whether they be Republican or Democrat? This from EEOCagenda.blogspot.com

Women's suffrage took a movement. It took organizers who worked tirelessly and allies who fought for the cause in the halls of power. On August 18th, 1920, when the legislature of the state of Tennessee voted to ratify the 19th Amendment and affirm its place in the Constitution, it passed by a single vote.

Because of the work of those who came before me, my right to cast a ballot was never in question. From the first time that I stepped into a voting booth to the day when I became the executive director of the Democratic Party, I've been deeply mindful of that fact.

Last week, President Obama asked us all to make a commitment to vote this fall. To me, that promise isn't just about choosing the direction I hope to see this country take -- it's an opportunity to honor those who didn't have the right to vote but fought so that their daughters and granddaughters would not be denied the full measure of citizenship.

Will you join me and commit to vote in this year's election?The movement for suffrage began before the Civil War. Women faced prison sentences -- even beatings -- to cast ballots as a gesture of protest. Even before the right to vote was won, women like Victoria Woodhull and Belva Lockwood ran for office. States across the country began to grant suffrage, and on the eve of the First World War, Woodrow Wilson -- a Democrat -- became the first president to take up the call.

Susan B. Anthony devoted her life to the cause of equality, and in 1897, decades before her fight was won, she wrote "Suffrage is the pivotal right." In the 90 years since the 19th Amendment became law, that statement has borne out.

Today, in the United States, there are more women registered to vote than men, and the gap stands at nearly 10 million. From House Speaker Nancy Pelosi to Secretary of State Hillary Clinton to Governor Jennifer Granholm of Michigan, women hold office at every level of government.

But the fight for full equality is not finished. In 2008, a woman in the United States earned only 77 cents for every dollar earned by a man. For women of color, the disparity is even greater.

We have a choice with this election about whether we want to continue the fight to bring down barriers -- whether we want to move forward or backward. We'll decide whether we want to honor the legacy of those who couldn't vote but reached for that right. But all those decisions begin with the promise that you will participate in the fall elections.Commit to vote:

http://my.democrats.org/Suffra...Thanks,JenJen O'Malley Dillon

Executive Director

Democratic National Committee

Shar Pei
Shar Pei

Nice that you are so cavalier about the smuggling of drugs. You probably cream at the thought of water boarding or a warrantless wiretap. Typical Tea-Liaban thinking.

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