There is increasing concern within the Trump camp, and increasing glee among his detractors, that disorder and failure to build a national organization will cost him the Republican nomination.
Just this week Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell expressed his growing confidence that the convention would go to a second ballot where Trump would be defeated.
Fueling this narrative are a number of stories trickling out from the Trump camp and around the country. Trump’s national field director resigned suddenly yesterday and new hires continue to roil a staff that is leaking like a siv.
Moreover, the news from state after state is that of a campaign that is non-existent or unprepared to compete for the delegates that they desperately need, even weeks after bringing on a group of insiders to staunch the bleeding.
The Washington Post has the latest…
Weeks after his campaign vowed to turn things around in the hunt for delegates, GOP presidential front-runner Donald Trump is still struggling to ensure that supporters will be there to vote for him at the Republican convention in Cleveland.
This appear to not only be a failure to plan, but a fundamental organizational failure
The Trump campaign has failed to return several phone calls offering to give the campaign access to Republican voter data, (RNC Committeeman J.L.) Spray said.
“If I were them, I would have called me back,” he said, adding that Trump “had a campaign with earned media and has no grass roots. He’s AstroTurf, and it’s hard to grow grass roots all of a sudden.”
Every day that passes with Trump failing to win delegates and organize the states, the greater his reliance on a first ballot victory in Cleveland, a strategy that requires him to win 2/3rds of the remaining available delegates.
Source: Washington Post