Ben Carson‘s run at the Oval Office appears to have come to an end.
After lackluster results in recent primaries, and wins by Donald Trump and Ted Cruz at major caucuses, former pediatric neurosurgeon Ben Carson has indicated that he will drop out of the Republican Presidential race, citing the fact that he sees “no path forward” to the nomination.
This is the culmination of Carson’s decreased momentum and popularity in recent weeks, which have very much been unlike his last few months of 2015. In fact, in late November, Trump and Carson were virtually tied atop an NBC national poll, and Cruz had just managed to achieve a double-digit value percentage. However, in lieu of more current results, Carson released a statement that featured him stopping just short of officially withdrawing. “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. 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.”