Former Carson Chief: ‘Any Hope Cruz Had of Getting Ben’s Voters Is Long Gone’

AP Photo/John Locher
AP Photo/John Locher

From Kyle Cheney writing at Politico:

Five days from the New Hampshire primary, Ben Carson has yet to set foot in this state since his fourth-place finish in Iowa. His detour to Florida for a fresh set of clothes has become a running joke online. The candidate is, by all indications, consumed by what he calls the “dirty tricks” of Ted Cruz’s campaign.

But one prominent former member of Carson’s orbit, ex-campaign manager Barry Bennett, said Cruz has handed Carson a bludgeon that could have repercussions in his attempt to win over Carson’s voters, should the retired neurosurgeon eventually leave the campaign.

“I think Cruz gave Ben the victim card he needed,” said Bennett, who has begun informally advising the Trump campaign. “I think Cruz deserves what he is getting. Any hope Cruz had of getting Ben’s voters is long gone. I think they would have come his way had he behaved.”

Read the rest of the story at Politico.


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