Got any bad news for your campaign? Drop it tonight, when all sane people aren’t working – including reporters and bloggers.
Michele Bachmann’s campaign manager has quit, citing “health” concerns. Ed Rollins, who worked for Reagan, told Politico that he was “worn out” because he is 68 years old and had a stroke a year and a half ago. Of course, Rollins knew about he rigors of a campaign and he knew he had a stroke when he accepted the job as Bachmann’s campaign manager.
Ed Rollins is going to be stepping back from day-to-day management of the Michele Bachmann campaign, and moving into a senior advisory role, he said in an interview.
Rollins said the reason for the change is personal — his health and the rigors of a campaign.
“I wish I was 40 years old, but I’m not,” he told POLITICO. “I’m 68 years old, I had a stroke a year and a half ago. I’m worn out.”
The campaign tried to dampen speculation over the implications from Rollins’ departure by claiming that he will be senior adviser to Bachmann now, but if is health is really suffering, one wonders why he would remain in a campaign that the polls don’t hold much hope for post-Perry entrance.
This is a sign that Bachmann’s campaign is likely in real trouble. If the change were due to an internal conflict, unless it were with Bachmann herself, Rollins as campaign manager would win. It appears that Rollins sees the Perry writing on the wall and he’s done.
Another one bites the dust.
It looks like Labor Day weekend is helping to winnow the GOP candidates down to Perry v Romney, and no, Palin doesn’t have play just because she got 600 people to her speech versus Romney’s 300 the day before. Romney might not generate excitement, but he isn’t loathed by the majority of Americans like Palin is. Even Republicans don’t want Palin to run.
If Bachmann is toast, that will leave Perry as the Dominionist water-carrier for the Koch GOP. Perry, of course, isn’t a true believer. He’s just playing the marks for the vote.
Not sure that he’s any less crazy than Bachmann, so let’s not get too excited. I would like to point out, however, that this proves that once again, the Republicans’ God has chosen a man to rule the world, contrary to what He told Michele and Sarah.
You’re shocked, I know.