Musings —06.20.2016 10:47 AM—
It’s never usually good.
I was there on the national Liberal campaign in 1984 when John Turner did it to Bill Lee, and replaced him with Keith Davey. Senator Davey should have been the head guy from the start. By the time John brought him in, it was too late.
In August 2015, around the time of the Eve Adams/assorted other messes, there was a persistent and credible rumour that a “cottage coup” was underway, and that unnamed forces were pushing to have Gerald Butts and Katie Telford replaced by David Herle et al. Trudeau would have none of it, apparently, and wisely stuck with the campaign management who brought him to the dance, and was thereby vaulted from third place to first. Good decision.
Now Donald Trump has jettisoned this creepy Corey person, the one who manhandles females reporters.
“The Donald J. Trump Campaign for President, which has set a historic record in the Republican primary having received almost 14 million votes, has today announced that Corey Lewandowski will no longer be working with the campaign,” the campaign spokeswoman, Hope Hicks, said in a statement. “The campaign is grateful to Corey for his hard work and dedication and we wish him the best in the future.”
Trump, who is a pathological liar as much as he is a racist, can spin it however he wants. He has fired his campaign manager because his campaign is in trouble. Big trouble.
He has alienated women. He has alienated Latinos. He has alienated African-Americans. He has alienated the disabled. He has alienated every large constituency he needed to be competitive, in fact. Barring a terrorist October Surprise, the short-fingered vulgarian is going down, hard.
When you dump your campaign manager mid-campaign, then, it means usually just one thing.
It means you’re going to lose.