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Thursday, January 17, 2019

Ben Carson is ending his campaign after a run of fourth and fifth-place showings in the Super Tuesday primaries — but even now, he’s doing it in a somewhat rambling, passive-aggressive tone aimed at the fact that he’s not been taken seriously as a candidate.

“I have decided not to attend the Fox News GOP Presidential Debate tomorrow night in Detroit,” Carson said in a statement Wednesday. “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.”

Carson also explained that he “will discuss more about the future of this movement during my speech on Friday at CPAC in Washington, D.C.”

After briefly shooting up in the polls last year with a campaign based around his life story of coming from a poor and troubled upbringing to being a celebrated neurosurgeon, Carson quickly declined — and then the candidate himself began phoning it in, officially switching from a campaign to a book tour.

Perhaps the biggest news to actually come out regarding the Carson campaign was a dirty trick that Ted Cruz’s campaign did against him in Iowa, sending out word as the caucuses began that the good doctor was dropping out and that his supporters should over to Cruz. (Carson was flying home to Florida — to get some clean clothes, he said, a move that sure seemed odd to a lot of people.)

As things went on and on, over time a lot of people speculated that his campaign might have really been functioning more as a fundraising scam for his consultants.

Eventually, Carson himself began to wonder. “We had people who didn’t really seem to understand finances,” Carson told CNN last week, regarding a campaign shake-up. “Or maybe they did — maybe they were doing it on purpose.”

Here is the complete statement:

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

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12 responses to “Ben Carson Finally Drops Out — Sort Of”

  1. Insinnergy says:

    He heard they are using the GOP Debate for storing grain….

  2. 1standlastword says:

    The GOP affirmative action recruitment for African American candidates for POTUS…so far a bust!

    Not much better for women either….

    They do seem to have a flare for selecting women and minority candidates that are easy to knock overboard don’t they?! (Cain, Carson, Palin, Fiorina, Bachman)

    Just means the republicans are all about appearance, thus the reason they’ve lost the faith of their constituents

    Goebbels would be proud!

    • itsfun says:

      If the two Latins drop out of the race, then the GOP would look more like the Democrats.

      • 1standlastword says:

        In what sense cabrón?!!!

        HRC is a woman (and likely Democratic nominee). BHO is a black man unlike “any” black man yet to run with the Pugs

        Not so easy to throw either HRC or BHO overboard is it???

        Goopers know that by now.

        But as I said– Goopers habitually put up easy to toss overboard women and minority candidates because they are there as stage dressing and that is the way the Goopers like to appear respectful of equality

        • itsfun says:

          In case you don’t know, Obama cannot run for President again. The last I knew is a mixed race individual. Both Bernie and Hillary are white. Nobody is tossing anybody overboard.
          Are you throwing the two Latino’s on the Republican ticket overboard? Maybe they are not Latino enough for a racist like you.

          • 1standlastword says:

            Its(NOT)Fun trying to reason with you!

          • itsfun says:

            Cruz and Rubio aren’t minorities?

          • 1standlastword says:

            Is that a question you’re trying to ask or a declaration of fact you’re trying to make?

            Once again you prove the validity of my assertion above made.

            Time for me to move on

          • itsfun says:

            It was a question for you as you believe no minorities have a place in the Republican Party or you are just bigoted against Latinos.

  3. itsfun says:

    How do the titles Vice President or Surgeon General sound?

    • FireBaron says:

      We have already experienced enough inept VPs in my lifetime with no clue what they were doing (Agnew, Mondale, Quayle, Gore, Beiden), along with those with unique agendas (Nixon, Johnson, Rockefeller, Bush, Cheney) that we really don’t need another clueless wonder in that position.

  4. FireBaron says:

    That’s ok. That’s how he joined the race – Sort of. Carson never really knew what he was getting into, and managed to be manipulated into being an ATM for his campaign staff. Once the money dried up, they abandoned him.

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