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Dr. Ben Carson Quietly Ends His Presidential Campaign

On Wednesday, Ben Carson said that he would be ending his campaign by stating “I do not see a political path forward in light of last evening’s Super Tuesday primary results. However, this grass-roots movement on behalf of ‘We the People’ will continue.”

Carson was once the only Republican to threaten the lead of Donald J. Trump in national polls. He said he would provide more details on Friday, but his lackluster results on Super Tuesday effectively ended his campaign. A retired pediatric brain surgeon, Mr. Carson's quite manner and uplifting biography was a favorite among Republicans. Last summer, he raised $20 million, which stunned political experts.

Armstrong Williams, a close adviser, said just before the Iowa caucuses last month, “Dr. Carson’s favorability ratings have never changed. But after Paris and San Bernardino, his supporters made a different decision. They wanted a war president. Dr. Carson did not have the rhetoric or the competitiveness on the debate stage to say the explosive things, to say, ‘Let’s keep all the Muslims out.’"

Mr. Carson was born into poverty and raised by a single mother. Yet, by age 33, he led a major department at Johns Hopkins Hospital.

In 2013, he was catapulted onto the political scene when he criticized the Affordable Care Act at the National Prayer Breakfast. He also diagnosed America as suffering from an excess of “political correctness.” In addition, he compared the United States to Nazi Germany, declared that men’s behavior in prison indicated that homosexuality was a choice, and said the Affordable Care Act was the
worst thing since slavery.

Unfortunately, it was Mr. Carson's understanding of foreign policy that demolished voter confidence. During a debate, he falsely said that Chinese forces were operating in Syria. After Iowa, Mr. Carson barely campaigned in New Hampshire. In the 11 contests this week, he only won three of around 600 delegates.

Mr. Carson was still receiving donations from supporters when he decided to end his campaign. He said, “Gratefully, my campaign decisions are not constrained by finances, rather by what is in the best interests of the American people."

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