Lowering his profile is phase one. When he’s found dead in his sleep six months from now, just remember, it was a crack team of Republican ninjas sponsored by Koch Industries that did it.
… and that’s why you don’t call out your meal ticket live on air on election night. Look, he had a good run as a man with influence. Might as well force his retirement from the public spotlight for a couple of years. Do they give back-room influence men presidential libraries?