Article courtesy of The Washington Post, written by Robert Costa and Ben Terris
Ben Carson, the retired neurosurgeon who briefly led the Republican presidential race before his campaign began an extended public implosion, told his supporters in a statement Wednesday afternoon that he does not see a “path forward” and will not attend Thursday’s debate in Detroit.
Carson, however, did not formally suspend his campaign. Instead, he said in the statement that he has decided to make a speech about his political future on Friday at the Conservative Political Action Conference in Maryland, just outside Washington.
“I do not see a political path forward in light of last evening’s Super Tuesday primary results,” the statement said. “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.”
Featured Image: Republican candidate Dr. Ben Carson speaks to supporters at his campaign at his Super Tuesday election party at the Grand Hotel on March 1, 2016 in Baltimore, Maryland. Despite trailing the other Republican candidates on the most significant night of primary voting, Dr. Carson vowed to continue his campaign and remain in the running. (Photo by Jessica Kourkounis/Getty Images)