It doesn’t seem like this can possibly be good news, but you never know.Two top aides to Republican presidential candidate Ben Carson have quit the campaign, as NBC reports. “In an another sign that Carson’s campaign is struggling, Campaign Manager Barry Bennett and Communications Director Doug Watts have resigned amid the one-time top-tier candidate’s dropping poll numbers.”
Interestingly, the Carson campaign raked in $23 million in donations during the 4th quarter, more than any other Republican candidate. The Hill reports,“The figure surpasses the $20 million Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) raised this quarter and is likely to be the largest haul of any Republican presidential contender so far this cycle.”
As recently as November 4th, Carson was essentially tied with front-runner Donald Trump at 24.8 percent. But as the key top of the debates focused on national security, Carson’s poll numbers have taken a steep dive. As of December 17th, the Real Clear Politics average had Carson at 9.4 percent with the Democrat-leaning PPP showing a dismal 6 percent, behind even Jeb Bush.
Regardless of how you feel about Ben Carson, the fact is the field must narrow until we have only one Republican contender. Let’s just pray it’s someone who can decisively win the White House and set this nation back on course.
[Note: This article was written by Michele Hickford]