Ben Carson Campaign Chairman on Path to Nomination: ‘We Clearly Don’t Know’
In an embarrassing admission for the faltering Ben Carson campaign, campaign chairman Bob Dees told The Washington Examiner Tuesday that even he didn’t know how Carson was supposed to win the nomination.
“Well, we clearly don’t know. We don’t have a well defined path to victory,” he told The Washington Examiner‘s Al Weaver. “But we think the opportunity still exists for people to wake up and that’s what we’re hoping.”
Dees quoted Thomas Jefferson, who said that there would be a time when democracy is threatened, but “people would wake up and regain their senses and start doing the right thing. We are hopeful that that occurs, and that along the way, people start doing the right thing.”
Dees’ remark comes a week after Carson supporter and longtime aide Armstrong Williams signaled that it might be time for the Republican presidential candidate to call it quits. “His supporters are asking him to stay in the race, and he is determined to fight on. But the voters have spoken pretty clearly in the first three states, and sooner rather than later, he’s going to have to think hard about whether he should keep doing this,” he told The Washington Post.
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