Despite telling supporters after the South Carolina primary that his lackluster performance represented “just the beginning” for his campaign, Dr. Ben Carson called it quits this afternoon.
Carson’s campaign released an official statement noting that the unflappable GOP hopeful would not be attending the Fox News GOP debate on Thursday.
Even though I will not be in my hometown of Detroit on Thursday [where the debate is being held], 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.
Despite Carson’s claims to the contrary, the Washington Post back in early February noted that the campaign had slashed staff owing to a lack of funds in its campaign war chest.
Dr. Carson was one of the more affable people in the race, and I for one wish him well.