Yesterday, 87-year-old former Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio announced that he would run to reclaim the office he lost to current Sheriff Paul Penzone in November 2016.
In response to this news, Penzone and other Democrats should be chanting:
“Run Joe, Run.”
The convicted, and pardoned by his soulmate the 2016 Popular Vote Loser, former Anti Immigrant and Anti Obama Sheriff (are his people still in Hawaii checking on the birth certificate,) and third-place 2018 Republican Senate candidate has just given a political gift to Democrats who will use Arpaio as a local poster board for all that is wrong with the current incarnation of the Republican Party in Arizona and the country.
His candidacy (along with the KKK endorsed candidates reelection bid) will hopefully motivate more progressive-minded people to turn out and vote in 2020.
This could, in turn, help Democrats take one or both chambers of the Arizona State Legislature, secure victory in additional county, federal, and local offices, and turn Arizona blue for the first time since 1996.
So treat this as potentially good news for Democrats going into the next election cycle.
“Run Joe Run.”