Ben Carson might be looking to end his presidential campaign after remarks he made in a statement released on Wednesday. The retired neurosurgeon is at the bottom in the polls and didn’t do well on Super Tuesday.
According to The Washington Post, Ben Carson will not attend Thursday’s GOP debate to be held in Detroit.
“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.”
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Carson further revealed that he’ll give a speech about his political future on Friday at the Conservative Political Action Conference in Maryland.
When Ben Carson was asked by Fox Business host, Neil Cavuto, if he’d be open to being a vice president for one of his competitors, he said he would.
“I would have to have major philosophical alignment with whoever it was,” Carson responded. “I would have to have guarantees that I could do some substantial things.”
Cavuto wondered if Ben Carson was in particular willing to be a vice president for Donald Trump. He answered that he “certainly would sit down and discuss it” with the billionaire real estate mogul.
Carson didn’t volunteer any information on who he wouldn’t want to be a VP for. He said: “Rather than get into that, let’s say as long as there is significant philosophical alignment, I wouldn’t have any problem.”
It won’t be a complete surprise if Ben Carson officially announces the end of his presidential campaign on Friday. Whether he’d be a choice for VP by one of the candidates remains to be seen.