Ben Carson appears to have dropped out of the Republican race for president, but with a statement that sounded like he was dropping out, but didn’t go as far as actually quitting, Carson has stayed true to his brand of vague crazy until the very end.
I have decided not to attend the Fox News GOP Presidential Debate tomorrow night in Detroit. Even though I will not be in my hometown of Detroit on Thursday, I remain deeply committed to my home nation, America. I do not see a political path forward in light of last evening’s Super Tuesday primary results. However, this grassroots movement on behalf of “We the People” will continue. Along with millions of patriots who have supported my campaign for President, I remain committed to Saving America for Future Generations. We must not depart from our goals to restore what God and our Founders intended for this exceptional nation.
I appreciate the support, financial and otherwise, from all corners of America. Gratefully, my campaign decisions are not constrained by finances; rather by what is in the best interests of the American people.
I will discuss more about the future of this movement during my speech on Friday at CPAC in Washington, D.C.
Ben Carson was riding the Republican insurgent wave along with Donald Trump until the terrorist attack in Paris revealed that he knew less than nothing about foreign policy. During an appearance on Fox News Sunday, Carson was asked about the Paris attacks and answered with a lecture on brain sizes that ended with him supporting a shooting war with Russia. The de facto end of his campaign came a few days later when Carson’s own advisers admitted that he knew nothing about foreign policy, and even worse, the intense tutoring that he was getting wasn’t helping.
Shortly after, Carson’s fundraising dried up, his poll numbers plunged, and his airtime during the Republican debates vanished. Nobody had a worse performance on Super Tuesday than Ben Carson, who was in contention to win zero states. Carson finished in fourth or fifth place in every contest. Dr. Carson is still beloved by a segment of the Republican base, but his confusing statement on the Republican race is the most perfectly Ben Carsony way that he could have dropped out of the Republican field.
Mr. Easley is the founder/managing editor and Senior White House and Congressional correspondent for PoliticusUSA. Jason has a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science. His graduate work focused on public policy, with a specialization in social reform movements.
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