It looks like the GOP field will be getting smaller after today. Although, in a somewhat non traditional manner. There have been many calls for several of the GOP candidates to drop from the race, and now it looks like one is listening.
According to a Washington Post report, Ben Carson will tell supporters today that he “Sees no path forward for his campaign,” and will skip tomorrow night’s debate. However, Carson has is not officially suspending his campaign. Carson is set to speak at CPAC on Friday and may delay his decision until then.
Carson posted the following update on Facebook just minutes ago:
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.