One subplot of my story yesterday on Scott Walker’s troubles is the fact that two of his most trusted advisers can no longer talk to him.
Keith Gilkes, who ran Walker’s 2010 campaign and 2012 recall effort, and Stephan Thompson, who managed his 2014 reelection bid, are now in charge of Unintimidated PAC, the super PAC that backs Walker’s 2016 run. And since super PACs can’t coordinate with campaigns, Gilkes and Thompson can’t talk to Walker. In my conversations with Walker watchers in Wisconsin, this was a problem they cited repeatedly.
This is the weirdness of the campaign in the age of the super PAC: