Sen. Jeff Flake, making a campaign stop at the West Valley Arizona GOP Office, was unable to draw a crowd. This photo was taken in the middle of his presentation.
The purge of Arizona’s conservative activists, replaced by McCain recruits, is all too evident. The sole purpose of McCain’s conservative cleansing was to provide voting proxies to enable his surrogates to control the Republican Party structure in Arizona. Jeff Flake was not a passive observer in this scheme. Jon Kyl, who Flake replaced, also engaged in this trickery.
This paltry lack of attendance is the result of their efforts.
The fact that both Jeff Flake and John McCain were vocal opponents of Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump, isn’t a plus for them in a state that gave all of its GOP electoral votes to now-President Trump. And Flake, running for reelection in 2018, will find it difficult to mend fences with the grassroots who have long distrusted him — with good reason.
Showing an utter disregard of good sense, he is compounding his disconnect by bringing in establishment crony Mitt Romney to stump for him at two events. Flake must have forgotten this embarrassing turnout Romney generated on behalf of McCain.
The Arizona Republic which consistently endorsed him in his House races, editorially called Flake “a coward” in 2013 for one of his vacillating Second Amendment positions. The Republic also went apoplectic, calling Flake a “mere politician,” over his change of heart on legalizing millions of illegals. His varying views on the same issues are campaign-driven since Flake has no moral compass. With his finger to the wind, he can support or reverse course with ease.
As evidenced by the lack of attendance at his events, the folks are catching on. His ever-present, often inappropriate, grin isn’t working for him these days. Neither is baring his chest.
Flake is being challenged by Dr. Kelli Ward, a family practice physician and conservative former two-term state senator. US Senate terms are six years long. This is our opportunity to right the political ship that has been taking on fetid water far too long. Replace Jeff Flake.