WILL IT WORK?
GOP presidential nominee Donald Trump is shaking up his presidential campaign organization … again.
Trump has named Breitbart News executive chairman Stephen K. Bannon as his new “campaign CEO,” and promoted longtime “Republican” campaign strategist Kellyanne Conway to the position of campaign manager.
Bannon is the executive producer of the “Clinton Cash” documentary, which exposes the pay-to-pay career of Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton.
Trump’s former campaign manager – Paul Manafort – “will remain as campaign chairman and chief strategist,” a news release from Trump’s campaign stated.
“I have known Steve and Kellyanne both for many years. They are extremely capable, highly qualified people who love to win and know how to win,” Trump said. “I believe we’re adding some of the best talents in politics, with the experience and expertise needed to defeat Hillary Clinton in November and continue to share my message and vision to Make America Great Again. I am committed to doing whatever it takes to win this election, and ultimately become President because our country cannot afford four more years of the failed Obama-Clinton policies which have endangered our financial and physical security.”
Manafort took the reins of Trump’s campaign two months ago following the ouster of Corey Lewandowski, who guided Trump to victory in the “Republican” primary.
Trump briefly overtook Clinton in national polling late last month – but his campaign has been plagued by missteps since then.
Obviously the deck is stacked against Trump (for starters, America’s mainstream media is totally in the tank for his opponent), but he hasn’t exactly helped himself, either.
Whoever runs Trump’s political campaign will have to contend with his unpredictability moving forward.
“You know, I am who I am,” Trump told reporters in Wisconsin this week. “It’s me. I don’t want to change. Everyone talks about, ‘Oh, well you’re going to pivot, you’re going to.’ I don’t want to pivot. I mean, you have to be you. If you start pivoting, you’re not being honest with people.”
There’s still something to be said for honesty, right?
There should be. Especially in this race. Especially against a candidate like Clinton.