U.S. Senatorial candidate Jim Deakin has sent out an emailed press release, indicating he is the front-runner to beat McCain. It begins with this tidbit:
“Maricopa County Republicans confirm Jim Deakin is the front runner to defeat John McCain.
The results of the GOP Straw Poll performed Saturday January 16, 2010 prove Jim Deakin is leading all registered candidates. Jim Deakin may have been unknown to GOP politics in 2009, but is in a great position to perform probably the biggest upset in Arizona politics.”
Deakin is a diligent guy, showing up everywhere but saying little. Although he is devoting immense amounts of time to this effort, his name ID remains at zero.
We linked to the straw poll results Deakin refers to in this earlier post. You’ve read of “funny math?” Jim Deakin has made an unfathomable art-form of it. One thing is certain, as much as he might wish otherwise, Deakin is not the front runner.