It appears that there might be some truth to the rumor** spread Monday night during the Iowa Caucuses that Ben Carson was suspending his campaign.
According to this morning’s article in the Washington Post, Carson whose funds are drying up will do a major overhaul of his campaign by cutting salaries and laying off approximately 50 staffers today.
…Carson’s traveling entourage will shrink to only a handful of advisers. And instead of flying on private jets, Carson may soon return.
The employees being released — about half of Carson’s campaign — mostly work in field operations and at his headquarters in Northern Virginia….
Senior staff and key aides to the Carson campaign will remain in place as Carson hopes to sustain his campaign until the RNC Convention this July in Cleveland, Ohio.
…Longtime Carson confidant Armstrong Williams said the drastic shake-up has been under consideration for weeks but was postponed until after Monday’s Iowa caucuses, where Carson finished in fourth place with 9.3 percent of the vote.
“Dr. Carson is going to get his campaign lean — really lean,” Williams said in an interview. “One issue for a while has been too much infrastructure and he has decided to fully address it so that he can sustain his campaign until the convention”[…]
Let’s keep it real here. Regardless of where one stands with Dr. Benjamin Carson in the 2016 Republican Party presidential primaries, Carson hasn’t been doing well in the polls, etc. has appeared war weary for a long while now as if he is just biding his time.
**Pursuant to an article by Renee Nal at Trevor Loudon: UPDATES: CNN, NOT Cruz staff, responsible for Ben Carson campaign suspension ‘rumor’, Marco Rubio’s campaign was not only aware of the rumor but “pushing the narrative hard.” Nal is updating the article as information comes in.
Dirty establishment politics and collusion by the mainstream media and GOP pundits at work here? Killing three birds with one stone, i.e., Benjamin Carson, Ted Cruz and Donald Trump (who will not shut up long enough to get the facts) while positioning the establishment’s boy, Marco Rubio into play? After all, it is the elimination season and according to the establishment, Rubio won the 2016 Iowa Caucus.