The Democrat candidate for governor has ran one of the most illogical, self-destructive campaigns I’ve seen in a nationwide election. Hobbs has consistently declined to debate Republican Kari Lake, a glaring error that has clearly lost the Democrats support in the final stretch.
But it doesn’t end there. Not debating Lake is one thing, no matter how serious the mistake, but Hobbs also refuses to speak to the press. She consistently avoids their questions and only approves pre-arranged meetings with favored individuals. It’s almost as if she has a fear of being around other people, which is very disqualifying for someone who wants to be the governor of a state.
Her tendency to avoid the press peaked lately, though, when a truly bizarre story broke. According to many sources, Hobbs left journalists sitting in a schoolroom, expecting her to show up, as she fled down a freight elevator.
I have a serious question: What the hell is this campaign?
I really don’t get it. Why would Hobbs continue to avoid the press in Arizona (and certainly nationally) that seems to be on her side? An excellent candidate would be capable of running nonstop gaggles, fielding mainly softballs, and hit them out of the park. Hobbs, on the other hand, continues to flee in terror, and in ways that eventually become public, making her appear weak and pathetic. Furthermore, her actions are turning the press against her, which seems unsuitable for a Democrat seeking office.
I previously wrote about Hobbs freaking out at a town hall, refusing to exit the green room all because Kari Lake was in the crowd. Someone who cannot even see her challenger in the same room wants to be Arizona’s governor. Make it make sense.
I understand Hobbs is a stereotypical “Karen” who can’t justify her policy beliefs. But, my goodness, you’d think she’d try to run a decent campaign, especially with all the out-of-state funding she’s received. Things have gotten so awful that I’m not sure she wants to lose.
I’m not ready to embrace that theory, but if another Dem in the country has managed a campaign this poorly (among major candidates), I’d like to know who it is. Hobbs’ tactic appears to be to avoid her opponent at all costs while infuriating those who may otherwise provide her with good coverage. What is her strategy here? To live off of over-the-top lefties yelling about “election denial?” Whatever the strategy is, it is a lousy one.