Friday, October 16, 2015
Harper's Wizard, Lynton Crosby, Deserts the Sinking Ship
He was the guy who was supposed to throw Stephen Harper's Hail Mary pass and now it seems he chose to run with the ball instead - right off the field, through the dressing room and to his waiting car in the parking lot.
Lynton Crosby is reported to have fled the Harper campaign.
Australian master strategist Lynton Crosby has reportedly abandoned Stephen Harper's campaign, just four days before Canadians choose their next government, according to a ThinkPol report.
Crosby's apparent departure could not have come at a worse time for Harper, who is falling behind in the polls to Justin Trudeau's Liberals. The prime minister is facing widespread criticism for for speaking at a Toronto rally on Tuesday with scandal-plagued ex-Toronto mayor Rob Ford in attendance, who has previously admitted using illegal drugs including crack.
But Crosby's business partner, Mark Textor, has recently been ramping up efforts to distance his partner from Harper's campaign, a full month after reports that Crosby was hired by the Conservatives.
"The bastard has done a runner. Shit, damn! Jenni, Ray - suit up, you're going back in."
Send in the Clowns!
Here's the tweet sent by Crosby's partner, Mark Textor, claiming that Crosby "is not part of this nonsense."