Hi, this is Jimmie Lee Deakin calling and I’ve got a bridge to sell you

Some Arizona voters received a robo call from Jimmie Lee Deakin over the weekend. Never heard of him? You’re not alone. Jimmie Lee is mounting a tilting-at-windmills challenge to John McCain.

He entered the race saying that he wanted to present an alternative to Arizona’s senior senator, who has spent nearly thirty years in the heady environs of Washington. D.C. — that is, when he hasn’t been missing crucial votes while waging two losing presidential campaigns.

Minuteman co-founder Chris Simcox also entered the Republican fray to unseat McCain. But Simcox, seeing the bigger picture, stepped aside when popular conservative, former U.S. Rep.  J.D. Hayworth entered the race. In fact, he appeared at Hayworth’s kickoff event and graciously endorsed him.

Deakin, who has raised no money and gained no traction is so mulishly bonded to staying in, his intransigence has raised questions as to whether he is actually a stealth McCain authorized spoiler, staying in to siphon votes from Hayworth in what is becoming a nationally watched race. Recent polling shows a mere five-point spread (47% to 42%), between the McCain and Hayworth — giving rise to the allegations. McCain is so skittish, he backs away from debates and has just reshuffled (fired?) his campaign manager and staffers after major gaffes.

The last mandatory filings with the Federal Elections Commission (FEC) indicated Deakin reported just $4,321 cash on hand. The robo calls no doubt cut a wide swathe through that skimpy total.


8 Responses to Hi, this is Jimmie Lee Deakin calling and I’ve got a bridge to sell you

  1. Tomfoolery says:

    I’ve been at political events where Jimmie and his wife, a bottle blonde who is prone to raising her voice, have appeared. He is anything but a commanding presence. It’s easy to imagine he’s a McCain shill whose sole purpose is to cut that slim point spread in McCain’s favor. He will be a detested man throughout the state if McCain wins by the number of votes he is able to funnel away.

  2. SuzanneC says:

    I truly believe Jim Deakin is still in the race because his ego and his wife will not let him get out. He has not run against John McCain since November 2009, the object of his attacks is JD Hayworth. So please tell me who believes he is in this to win?

  3. Calypso says:

    Good point, Suzanne. Deakin never says anything derogatory about John McCain. It’s JD he’s running against. That sums him up.

  4. Seen It All says:

    I’ve seen him on numerous occasions. I’ve never heard him utter a single word. He seems to think just showing up makes him a candidate.

    I thought the poster was trying to be funny listing his aneme as Jimmie Lee. Come to find out, that’s actually what it is!

  5. P. GILLENWATER says:

    It is time for John McCain to go and the “danged fence to be built”. The fence has a better chance to be built if John McCain is no longer in Washington.

  6. Ray says:

    I have reason to believe Jimmie Deakins IS a spoiler. That’s not a good position to find yourself in if McPain squeaks in..which I pray doesn’t happen.

  7. LD 7 PC says:

    This egotistical twerp infuriates me. He has little support, is issue challenged, can’t raise any money and is hammering Hayworth instead of McCain. Does anyone need any more information about what Deakin is all about than that? I wouldn’t be at all surprised to find out he’s in bed with the McCain campaign.

  8. John Q says:

    Jimmie Boy, Get Out or you may forever be remembered as the reason McCain helped turn Arizona into Aztlan.