Retired neurosurgeon and, once, White House hopeful Ben Carson has finally pulled the plug on his declining campaign.
It was Friday [March 6, 2016] during a speech at the Conservative Political Action Conference that he officially announced he would be ending his presidential bid.
After a less than promising finish on Super Tuesday and missing Thursday’s debate in his hometown, all signs pointed to this.
“I did the math; I looked at the delegate count, looked at the states, and looked at the requirements. I realized it simply wasn’t going to happen and if that’s the case, I didn’t want to interfere with the process,” Carson said.
He also confirmed that with his withdrawal from the race, he’d be joining My Faith Votes, an effort to get evangelicals to the voting booths.
While he hadn’t explicitly stated which of the remaining GOP candidates that he’d be backing, he did say that he would be looking for a family man with the right ethics and policies.
Ben Carson’s campaign was thrust into the spotlight in 2015, labeled a front-runner and even leading the polls in Iowa at some point, But, after national security and foreign policy began to become issues of great importance, a series of bumbling inadequacies and inexperience on the topic quickly initiated Carson’s descent.
“Even though I might be leaving the campaign trail, you know, there’s a lot of people who love me, they just won’t vote for me, but it’s okay!” Carson stated in the midst of a standing ovation. “But I will still continue to be heavily involved in trying to save our nation.”