Tuesday, January 26, 2016
“They have less feel for the electorate than the man in the moon”
Pat Caddell is the political strategist who became the go-to guy on Fox News when they want someone to diss Democratic Party strategy.
But his diss at Breitbart on Republican presidential consultants made me take notice.
“Mike Murphy has spent millions taking Jeb Bush from 17 percent to 4 percent,” Caddell said.
We will in the future call that Jebbing.
“The election is not about ideology, not about issues, it’s about insurgency,” he said.
And the political consultants missed it.
“They have less feel for the electorate than the man in the moon,” he said.
But those consultants talk to the pundits in Washington, which is why so many of them -- Krauthammer, Willet cetera -- blew this election. Just freaking missed the boat. I laugh at them. I may write a book someday about how incompetent these jackasses are.
In the meantime, Caddell said, only two Republican have not hired political consultants: Trump and Cruz.
Polls show them No. 1 and No. 2.
The full story is here.