Mike Stauffer's Hack West Kenyon: Idiot or Joe Arpaio Tool?

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Volunteer campaign manager West Kenyon's bush league post on Stauffer's FB page

See also: Joe Arpaio on the Run from Paul Penzone, Mike Stauffer the Goat in New Poll (w/Update)
See also: Stauffer Must Exit Sheriff's Race or Forever Be the Goat
See also: Mike Stauffer's Third-Wheel Bid for Sheriff May Keep Arpaio in Office
See also: Joe Arpaio Stooge Mike Stauffer a "Republican Candidate," Writes West Kenyon, Campaign Manager
See also: Joe Arpaio-Wannabe Mike Stauffer Flips Out, Calls Non-Threat "Vaguely Threatening"

Mike Stauffer's bid for Maricopa County sheriff resembles the second coming of Olivia Cortes, aiming (albeit amateurishly) at siphoning votes from Democratic candidate for sheriff Paul Penzone, who is currently 5.5 points away from Sheriff Joe Arpaio in a recent poll commissioned by the Penzone camp.

That poll was conducted by the D.C. firm Switchboard communications, and it shows Stauffer in fourth place behind "none of the above."

There's not much Stauffer can do now to maintain his legitimacy, which explains the moronic and deceptive press release and Facebook post just issued by Stauffer's fellow Republican and former Legislative District 7 GOP chair West Kenyon.

Kenyon uses an informal, unscientific January Polldaddy.com poll posted by former Phoenix New Times writer James King, who now works for our New York paper, the Village Voice.

"Our opponent appears to enjoy releasing very unscientific polls," writes Kenyon. "We also decided to release a poll conducted by none other than the Phoenix New Times, a long time supporter until very recently. This screen capture was taken just yesterday. Please know this poll was not a hand picked group of respondents rather a completely random sampling of readers responding at will."

See the original blog post by King and vote on it yourself.

Calling this paper a "long time supporter" of Stauffer is completely bogus. King is just one writer, as am I. And neither King nor I speak for the entire paper. Only Village Voice Media Executive Editor Michael Lacey can do that.




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29 comments
acorg
acorg

I'd like to know if Lemons is considering his blog an independent expenditure for the Dems since he's obviously using this forum to campaign for a political candidate.  I'm sure it's a violation of some kind. No real journalism here, just politcal game playing.

acorg
acorg

how pathetic is it that this POS blog is supporting a voting in a dem that has a DV against him, was suspended from the phx pd, had his guns taken away from him for 3 weeks, has consistent poor performance evaluations throughout his years at the phx pd, and his most noted for his TV appearances. it's all about the money and politics.... hell, we have that now with Arpaio, why would we want more of the same. god forbid we would actually vote in someone who is qualified instead of the one with the most money. this is such a crock of shit. stauffer has been vocal and entered the race 2 years ago. penzone had to be paid off by the dems to switch parties to run.  i'd rather stick with the devil i know rather than have someone with no clue and no leadership experience screw up MCSO even more than it is now.  it's time we stand up and vote for law enforcement in maricopa county, not another political hack or media whore. stauffer supporters may be quiet out there, but we'll see on nov 6th what the voters really want.

mcwkr
mcwkr

I also liked some of Mr. Stauffer's ideas.  I became disenchanted, however, with the rhetoric and tone of his campaign.  I'm afraid he's done himself no service  by teaming up with his campaign manager.  Perhaps someone with more knowledge and skill in the area of campaigning and fundraising would have given the campaign earlier momentum.  Now it's just a damned distraction, and a pitiful one at that.

My vote and my donation are going to Paul Penzone.

 

MaskedMagician1967
MaskedMagician1967 topcommenter

I like Stauffer as a candidate because he was vocal about the organizational changes he would make if elected MCSO shurf, but his campaign is done. He cannot win.

 

My money's on Penzone now...

 

 

marcy
marcy

Is West such a fool to think it is credible to use a NON-RANDOM polling method that only solicits readers of the Phoenix New Times?

 

Only if you are a stooge or stupid.

 

West sounds a lot like gpscentral, who also tries very hard to avoid the simple question of why Stauffer is still in a race he isn't going to pull more than single digits in.

 

 

US_War_Veteran
US_War_Veteran

Mr. Stauffer, with all do respect Sir, if you really want to defeat the so-called Sheriff arpaio, please withdraw from the election, you know a 3 way split will benefit only arpaio, Mr. Pensone currently has a better chance of winning, once arpaio is out, you can run again in the next election as a Republican or Independent, I assure you, if you step down now instead of spoiling the vote a lot of people are going to remember your selfless act and you will get not only name recognition but the gratitutde of a lot of voters like me, if you were to step down you would be doing what is best for Maricopa County by helping the voters fed up with arpaio's corruption get rid of this cancer running MCSO, everyone  would know you are an honorable man with a noble heart, and that is the kind of person we need running our Law Enforcement  Agencies, if you were to step down and run again in 4 years, I assure you, in 4 years you will have my vote, but not this time around, this time around I need to vote for whomever stands a better chance of defeating arpaio.  Thank you.

 

 

Guester
Guester

I did a little researching because I was curious, and I have to point out that the New Times blog poll referenced above came out before Penzone declared he was running! Here is the news story on January 24th the day he announced http://penzone2012.com/index.php/news/story/penzone-to-challenge-arpaio-for-sheriff 

 

The blog poll above was done on January 17...a full week before penzone was even a candidate! West is such an idiot.

WhoKnows
WhoKnows

The clown couldn't even get the date correct!  It's the 13th and NOT the 14th!

wtf...
wtf...

This isn't good, i got to say this, had the NT be a little nicer to Stauffer maybe, maybe he'd drop off the race but i can just tell now he's going to continue just to piss off some people.

 

sad but true.

EnoughAlready
EnoughAlready

Kenyon lost a School Board race 4 years ago - why does Stauffer think he could manage a campaign like this.

Guester
Guester

The stuff that West Kenyon posts and says is absolutely mind achingly dumb. I have never before seen anything like it in a campaign. Stauffer can't raise any money to pay him so he can't really fire him either as no legit campaign manager would do it for free, tough spot to be in.

leonardclark
leonardclark

Stouffer's:

"It's Not Just Lean, It's (b.s.) Cuisine."

leonardclark
leonardclark

I did not support Penzone before the primary but after the tremondous false smears on this man's reputation (wife beater, etc...) by Stouffer and those fooled by him I now strongly support Penzone ! Anything but Arpaio ! Stouffer's (Stauffer) a plant and yes...I know he might be the type to have Arpaio (his puppet master) come after me but Arpaio is a thug and I have recalled this thug before ! 

Leonard Clark

The Damn Liberal

 

TaxpayingVoter
TaxpayingVoter

How do we contact Stauffer?  I think we need to each send him a couple of missive explaining why he's making himself look VERY BAD by continuing his campaign and that he will ultimately lose more than money when all is said and done.

 

His reputation is on the line, here.  He needs as many people as possible to let him know that.

GreenHornet
GreenHornet

 @acorg "i'd rather stick with the devil i know" which means you'll be sticking with arpaio, a-hole. because a vote for Stauffer is a vote for Joe

LoneWolf
LoneWolf

 @wtf... Quit being weak and soft. You need to toughen up and voice strong criticism of Stauffer. We need to send a strong message to the Stauffer camp to get them to call it quits. We need to tell the American public here that Stauffer is just another "sham candidate".

Guester
Guester

 @wtf... the nice and factual approach didn't work, all that is left is to continually point out the futility of what they are doing in hopes that the number of gullible people is at a minimum.

marcy
marcy

 @Guester Read West's posts under his gpscentral alias for further examples of "mind achingly dumb".

 

Here's one:  If you are criticizing Stauffer then Penzone must not be a viable candidate.

 

Yeah,that's brain freeze dumb.

leonardclark
leonardclark

And yes I met Stouffer and not Stauffer.

danzigsdaddy
danzigsdaddy topcommenter

 @TaxpayingVoter the last person who tried to do that, stauffer accused of threatening him and his people. i wouldnt touch that with a 10 foot pole.

TaxpayingVoter
TaxpayingVoter

Ugh!  MISSIVES.  I can't figure out why I missed adding the "s" on the end....lol

marcy
marcy

 @LoneWolf  @wtf... They aren't going to call it quits because they aren't in the race to win, they are in the race to throw the race to Arpaio.

 

Really nothing more than a more sophisticated Olivia Cortes campaign.

 

 

meeble
meeble

 @TaxpayingVoter  @wtf...   No, I think they are continuing his campaign to keep Arpaio in office.  There is no other rational excuse any more...

TaxpayingVoter
TaxpayingVoter

 @danzigsdaddy Oh, if he threatened people after merely sending a letter it would only cause that much MORE damage.

 

I know that I, for one, would most definitely make his response EXTREMELY public.  I have many, many good connections.

 

No, he couldn't do that to everyone.

TaxpayingVoter
TaxpayingVoter

 @david_saint01  @danzigsdaddy See, if he goes through with this he DOESN'T have my support and he'll likely never get it in future, either.

 

Why would anyone vote for someone who would make such a bad decision so publicly?

david_saint01
david_saint01 topcommenter

 @TaxpayingVoter  @danzigsdaddy if he ever wants to run again, he would be wise to step back now...he doesnt want to be known as the guy who helped arpaio win when he was vulnerable, at least to most. He still has my support, but needs to realize when to fight the fight, and when to throw the towel in and come back to fight another day. His arrogance is shining through right now. 

TaxpayingVoter
TaxpayingVoter

 @danzigsdaddy I think if enough "regular people" voters wrote to him he really couldn't say much about it.

 

I'm not talking about being insincere or rude.  I'm talking about expressing REAL concerns about his candidacy.

danzigsdaddy
danzigsdaddy topcommenter

 @TaxpayingVoter maybe i wrote that wrong. stauffer had said that the person who sent him a letter similar to what you suggest, was threatening stauffers people. stauffer didnt threaten the letter writer though (that i know of). the letter and story were posted in new times if you want to look it up.

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