I feel like the phrase “pushback” is one that the the Governor has been invoking quite a bit lately. I’ve even heard the term creep into the parlance of those around him.
Well, today I got a bit of it.
Mostly off-the-record and anonymously of course…but for the rest of this post when I say “they” as in “they say” I am referring to Corzine campaign insiders.
Anyhoo…they claim there is no major shake-up. Key players like Maggie Moran are staying put. The difference now is that with the addition of Billy Maer and Jamie Fox there are simply “more voices at the table.”
Up until now, they say, the campaign staff has been rather lean and it’s only natural to expand that base. Jamie will be doing strategy and Bill will be doing outreach- making sure key Democratic activists are listened to and more importantly feel like they are being listened to.
There is a general admission that they’d “like to be doing better.” After all, even the best polls show a nearly double digit deficit for the Guv. But overall they are simply looking to add new muscle, not perform invasive surgery.
As for criticism that running contant attack ads against Christie hasn’t worked…they disagree. Any “softness” for Christie among Democrats has vanished, and the Republican’s negatives have risen 20%.
Of course people not associated with the campaign, including but not limited to other Democrats say “nonsense.” They say the change can only mean that Corzine was smart enough to know that things weren’t working, and that it will be different from here forward. We’ll see.
BTW – have you noticed what Christie has been saying about all this??? Oh, That’s right: nothing. I suppose you Can’t blame him for that.