The Exodus: Ben Carson’s Campaign In Turmoil After Staffers Jump Ship


“Things happen man”, said conservative commentator Armstrong Williams, who assists in running the Republican presidential campaign of Ben Carson.












The Washington Post reports:

The presidential candidacy of Ben Carson, a tea party star who has catapulted into the top tier of Republican contenders, has been rocked by turmoil with the departures of four senior campaign officials and widespread disarray among his allied super PACs.

In interviews Friday, Carson’s associates described a political network in tumult, saying the retired neurosurgeon’s campaign chairman, national finance chairman, deputy campaign manager and general counsel have resigned since Carson formally launched his bid last month in Detroit. They have not been replaced, campaign aides said.

The moves gutted the core of Carson’s apparatus and left the 63-year-old first-time candidate with only a handful of experienced advisers at his side as he navigates the fluid, crowded and high-stakes contest for the Republican nomination.

Carson is a hot commodity on the right-wing speaking circuit and has fast become a leading candidate, winning straw votes at conservative gatherings and rising in public polls.

But his campaign has been marked by signs of dysfunction and amateurism, alarming supporters who privately worry that Carson’s sprawling circle of boosters is fumbling his opportunity. And, they argue, the candidate has been nonchalant about the unrest.

“Every campaign goes through growing pains as it puts together a leadership team that has to work together and live together through the trying times of a presidential election,” said Larry Levy, a lawyer who has worked with Carson.

Carson’s red meat throwing remarks may have captured the hearts of the Tea Party, but his comments are highly offensive to moderate voters.

Two examples out of many:

“I mean, [America is] very much like Nazi Germany. And I know you’re not supposed to say ‘Nazi Germany,’ but I don’t care about political correctness. You know, you had a government using its tools to intimidate the population,” Ben Carson told Breitbart News in 2014. “We now live in a society where people are afraid to say what they actually believe.”

“ObamaCare is the worst thing that has happened in this nation since slavery. In a way, it is slavery, because it is making all of us subservient to the government” Carson said at the Values Voter Summit in October 2013.

You know what’s like Nazi Germany and slavery? Nazi Germany and slavery.

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