Chief media consultant David Axelrod and Chad Clanton, Ferrer's director of communications, resigned because Ferrer has refused to apologize for controversial — and politically damaging — comments he made about police shooting victim Amadou Diallo, according to some insiders.I probably agree with what he said:
The sudden departure of the senior campaign staffers comes just two days after a poll showed Ferrer had fallen behind Mayor Bloomberg for the first time, losing 20 points since he said in early March that the Diallo shooting was not a "crime."I only say that, because if you are in a warzone, you have to be quick on the trigger to survive. The Post says, as well:
Bloomberg spokesman Ed Skyler said last night on NY1, "Ultimately, good consultants can't cover for a bad candidate."