According to Kyle Cheney and Katie Glueck of Politico, though, this doesn’t concern the party’s state leaders. In fact, many of them prefer this method in contrast to a normal campaign. Among those are PA GOP Chairman Rob Gleason.
“His job is to be Mr. Trump,” Gleason told Cheney and Glueck. “His appeal is very different than a normal politician. Usually, when we have rallies for people, we prepare weeks in advance. All he has to do is announce three days ahead of time he’s going to be somewhere and a huge crowd shows up. It always energizes people.”
“I can call him,” Gleason continued. “He’ll call me back if I call him. He doesn’t have a lot of people that he’s talking to. It’s a small staff, and I think Hillary has 1,000 people. He’s relying on us.”
This dynamic, common to several swing states, emphasizes just how reliant the Republican Party is on Trump and his personality to win over voters this year.