They won't fire him for the thumping his candidates received this cycle...he can't be held solely accountable for a national wave. Although Arizona Democrat's showing this cycle is looking to be especially poor
They won't fire him for the huge drop in Democratic voter registration. Although after all the talk of waking the sleeping Hispanic giant through massive registration drives, the 20,000 DECREASE in Democratic registration numbers is pretty humiliating.
No. The party faithful will fire Bivens and his crew for this unbelievable breach of faith and pure abandonment of party ideals.
The piece will have no effect on the race. Do you really think that there's even one Republican who sees the piece and says "Golly, the Democratic Party is right. David Schweikert is just not Conservative enough. I'm going to cast my vote for Nick Coons." Seriously. Is there even ONE Republican who responds to this piece?
Yet Bivens was willing to throw Obama under the bus. The Arizona Democratic Party is using the money donated by the party faithful to tell voters that the most effective way to "Repeal Obama's Health Care Plan" is to elect the Libertarian.
The piece is a concession that the party can't win on its ideals. Bivens has re-defined the upcoming loss. It's not lack of communication. It's not inability to get the message out. It's not that the voters are scared about the economy.
It's about the issues and the Democrats are conceding that they are wrong on the issues. The piece is cynical, disrespectful of the President and abandons the ideals of the Party. Contributors should demand their money back and then they should demand Bivens' head.
Update: Bivens wrote an op ed piecein Sunday's Republic in which he chastizes Republicans for focusing on the President.
...they've tried to capitalize on voter anger by blaming the president and Congress for all of Arizona's problems.
Think about the timing. Bivens submitted that opinion column accusing the Republicans of trhing to "capitalize on voter anger by blaming the president..." while at the same time, he was sending out mail in which he was overtly trying to capitalize on voter anger by blaming the president. Unbelievable.
Post Script: Some are comparing this piece to the recruiting of "Sham" Green candidates. There's no comparison. The Republican Party didn't recruit Green candidates...they were recruited by someone who happened to be a Republican. These piece are an official product of the Arizona Democratic Party.