America's self-proclaimed "toughest sheriff," Joe Arpaio, is heading to New Hampshire this weekend, which has caused the national media to speculate that the aging (and aging) law dog plans to run for president.
That theory, as we pointed out yesterday, is
definitely probably bullshit.
Check out what CNN senior political editor Mark Preston had to say on the matter after the jump.
Chad Willems, Arpaio's political adviser, said that the sheriff is "not going back to test the waters," but did acknowledge, "People just don't go to New Hampshire if they are not interested in these things."
Willems went on to highlight Arpaio's ability to raise money, the fact that he is often sought out by the national media, and "is well known throughout the country."
"He enjoys being sheriff, but he has been asked by and urged by so many people, thousands of people call and write or e-mail him each week saying, 'Run for president, run for president,' " Willems said.
He's also urged by "so many people, thousands of people" to eat a bullet, but that doesn't mean he's actually gonna do it.
More likely, Arpaio, and his handlers, are playing yet another game with the naive mainstream media just to get the sheriff's name in the headlines -- and it's working.
However, while highly unlikely, we can't ignore Arpaio's bloated ego. In other words, the guy might actually think he could be president.
We want to know what you think: what's driving Arpaio's decision to go to New Hampshire -- his craving for headlines or his massive ego?
Vote -- and see the results of yesterday's poll -- below.
Yesterday's poll question: Are you buyin' Scott Rasmussen's latest poll on gov's race?
- 33.85 percent say yes.
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- 66.15 percent say no.
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