The former campaign manager for Ben Carson said Wednesday that it is becoming “harder and harder to see” how Donald Trump does not win the Republican presidential nomination.
During an interview with CNN, Barry Bennett, who worked for the retired neurosurgeon’s campaign as recently as last Thursday, expressed skepticism that his former boss’ efforts could make a dent, particularly in Iowa.
“We’ve spent a lot of money on data in the Carson campaign, and we’ve got a lot of targets out there, and getting them out to vote, that’s going to be critical. But that’s just Iowa. Then we move to New Hampshire, and then South Carolina and then Nevada caucuses” and Super Tuesday after that, he said, remarking that “this thing could be well over” by the middle of March.
“And at this point, it’s getting harder and harder to see how Donald Trump isn’t our nominee,” Bennett said.
Asked whether Carson is the best candidate in the field, Bennett did not give an explicit endorsement.
“Well I think Ben Carson has the best head and the best heart,” he remarked. “Well you know, I’m a realist, and I believe in data, I believe in polls. And I have not seen a plan out there that is going to take down Donald Trump quite yet.”
SOURCE: Nick Gass