Former Carson campaign manager predicts another candidate will likely win nomination
Barry Bennett, who resigned Dec. 31 as the manager of Dr. Ben Carson's presidential campaign, said Wednesday that Donald Trump will be the Republican Party's nominee "unless something cataclysmic happens."
"All you've got to do is compare the size of everyone's rallies," Bennett, who blamed his exit on in-fighting, told CNN. "Donald trump is having ten-, twelve-thousand people show up at rallies, and a lot of these guys are having five or six people show up at their events in Iowa."
Carson, a retired neurosurgeon running as a Republican, briefly eclipsed the New York real estate mogul in polling in November. Yet, amid a series of missteps that culminated in the exit of Bennett and communications director Doug Watts, Carson, a political novice, has faced falling poll numbers while Trump continues to dominate the field.
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"The establishment can fret about it all they want," Bennett said of Trump's continued dominance in the race, "but this is the new reality."
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