And, he has, albeit more with smoke, mirrors and marketing than reality. Via Independent Political Report, from an extended Tweet by West, he's trying to have a four-headed hydra oversee things.
Excited to introduce a first-of-its-kind cooperative campaign management model led by a dynamic quartet: Anthony Karefa Rogers-Wright, Ceyanna Dent, Edwin DeJesus, and Madeline Merritt. Just as Brother Coltrane’s quartet reshaped jazz, this team symbolizes a new era of political engagement rooted in Truth, Justice, and Love. Let us work together for transformative leadership that prioritizes people over profits, communities over corporations, and democracy over duopoly.… pic.twitter.com/m0LWA2sE6T— Cornel West (@CornelWest) November 1, 2023
As I said at IPR?
West needs to hope that one of these four actually has some political organizational skills — and hopefully at least as good as somebody's PR skills in slinging this — as community organizing isn't the same as political campaign management.
Otherwise, this smacks of the start of Carter's and Clinton's presidencies, when they decided they didn't need a traditional chief of staff and found out just how wrong they were.
In this case, West is trying to make a virtue of necessity, but still.
At least he didn't do a Bob Jr., and hire an in-law to run the campaign. But, the day is still young, so to speak.
And, per that tweet? I responded in this vein:
Speaking of truth, justice and love, and mainly the latter two, is there anything new on the back child support? I'll cut him and his CPA a bit of slack on back taxes IF they're addressing it, but this is different.
And, per Daou's long tweet in the top link, and respondents to West's new tweet about "jazz management" say this means "making it up on the fly," I'm sure this will end up being a big old clusterfuck.