Why the grassroots hate political consultants

This is why the grassroots loathe most veteran GOP political consultants. Republican campaign staffers get a lot of undeserved grief as a bunch of grifters, charlatans, snake-oil salesmen, hired guns with no true principles or loyalty, and so on. But when you see (allegedly) high-level folks trashing their own candidate, six weeks before the election, to a publication like Politico… and doing so while hiding behind anonymity… well, every nasty stereotype is confirmed.