Carson suspends presidential campaign

by FoxNews.com  |  published on March 5, 2016

Former neurosurgeon Ben Carson dropped out the 2016 presidential race Friday, days after declaring there was “no political path forward” for his campaign.

In a speech at the Conservative Political Action Conference, Carson said “I am leaving the campaign trail,” but promised he would remain heavily involved “in saving our nation.”

The announcement was widely expected. On Wednesday Carson sent a message to supporters saying, “I do not see a political path forward in light of last evening’s Super Tuesday primary results” and he did not attend Thursday’s Fox News debate in Detroit.

In Friday’s wide-ranging speech, Carson warned against a growing debt, overreaching government social programs and a general breakdown of morals in the country.

“Our pillars of strength are faith and family,” Carson said. “As those things are being eroded, you see what is happening to our nation.”

  • Marie Saqueton

    Dr.Carson will be a good Sec. of Health as he understands all sides: Patients side, Hospital side and the Insurance industry side. He will need insurance analyst, actuarian, industrial engineers and accountants in his panel to get a comprehensive health reform, not politicians.

    • Chadocat

      I agree with you considering Dr. Carson’s credentials however I doubt he would handle being a crony for Trump.

      • G.Frazier

        NOBODY, in his/her right mind, could handle playing second-fiddle to Trump!!

  • G.Frazier

    With so many ultra I-Don’t-Care-About-The-Unborn (as in, justices, who were nominated by democrats), on the USSC, what else would you expect?
    The really sad thing is this: None of the Republicans in the U.S. Senate tried to block the nominations of either Sotomeyer or Kagan, when they were nominated by Obama!!

    I really hope all these lily-livered lawmakers and justices are thanking their lucky stars (obviously, they won’t be thanking God for this) that their own mothers didn’t murder them!

  • Seedman

    Carson was leading in the polls until Don Juvenile repeatedly said that Ben had an incurable pathological temper comparable to that of a child molester.

    • Harvey Thomas Creech

      Amen! Trump is not a man of integrity like Dr. Ben. Trump is the one candidate with a bad temper and a thin skin.

      • G.Frazier

        You’re right…Trump isn’t a man of integrity…AT ALL!! You can ask any of the wives, he’s cheated on.

  • Chadocat

    “Our pillars of strength are faith and family,” Carson said. “As those things are being eroded, you see what is happening to our nation.”

    I believe Carson is correct here but perhaps it’s too late. I think those pillars are so eroded now that it is only a matter of time.

    • G.Frazier

      That’s for sure!
      The erosion of those pillars seems to have begun, when they decided school children no longer needed to begin their day, with prayer and Bible reading.
      My mom, who graduated high school in 1956, will tell you that their “big” problems were lateness and chewing gum, which was forbidden in those days.
      Nowadays, you’ve got assaults, rapes and the need for metal detectors and it all happened AFTER those, in D.C., decided THEY know more about what school children need than the Almighty, Whom THEY still pray to, prior to their own work.

  • Cookie Vranish

    I always liked Ben Carson. I always knew he wouldn’t make it as the Presidential candidate. I donated from my meager funds a few times just to show my support. Why couldn’t we have got Ben first instead of Obama?

    • Shaymamma8

      Because Ben is an idiot!!

      • Harvey Thomas Creech

        Ben Carson is not an idiot! The idiots are those voters who voted for Obama twice and who keep Harry Reid, Nancy Pelosi, Chuck Schumer, et al. in Congress. Ben Carson has more integrity in his pinky than the above mentioned people have in their entire hand.

      • G.Frazier

        NADA….The voters, who fell for Obama’s rhetoric and lies, are the idiots!! The democratic (and a lot of the republican) politicians, who promise us the world and then deliver very, very little — for example, what, pray tell, has Obama done FOR the nation (or, for our allies, while he’s been in office? He’s done more for his friends in the Middle East, who hate our guts, than for anyone else!! —
        A good example of what I’ve just said is this: While he could have been the sitting U.S. president, when America’s dependence upon foreign oil (and ALSO, when our becoming a leader is oil production) was achieved, he shut off inland oil exploration.
        They know we’re sitting on trillions barrels of oil, but he wouldn’t allow it to be tapped. His interest is in keeping us dependent on other nations and he also dug us into a VERY DEEP hole, when he ran up a two-trillion dollar national debt to something like 18 or 19 trillion.

        What this dying nation needs is a Chief Executive, who will put us BACK in the lead, amongst other nations. Obama hasn’t done that and we’re about to become a backward nation because of it.

    • Chadocat

      Actually I believe he was one of our best Presidential candidates. Like Trump he spoke his mind, stuck to his guns with a softer and more civil tone. He did run high in the polls at first, topping Trump once but when it came to the REAL polls, caucuses and primaries, he didn’t fare so well. He was my favorite and I believe he would have done well as President. I also liked Cruz and Rubio. It looks like this November I’ll again have to vote against somebody instead of voting for somebody or as they say lesser of two evils. I don’t like Trump but he’s better than the other two. Maybe Carson as VP? I doubt it but it’s a thought.

      • G.Frazier

        I can ALMOST agree with you, when you mention Carson as VP. The only problem is this: He’s been a bigwig for years and years and years and I have a hard time seeing him as going into the “understudy” mode.
        Of course, it COULD be done, I just don’t see it happening. That’s all.

    • G.Frazier

      Actually, the RNC could have blocked the racist campaign, used by Obama, when he said he was African American (the African part…SURE…American? That’s CRAP and anybody, with half a brain,
      knows that!!)
      If the Republicans, in power, have supported Allen Keyes, back in 1996, we wouldn’t have had to deal with the LYING, RACIST CRAP, spewed by Obama!
      Nor would we have had to deal with America’s slide, down the drain!

      • Cookie Vranish

        Yes, Allen Keyes was a cool guy! I think he would have been fine!!!

        • G.Frazier

          Anything would have been much much better than the Piled High and Deep BS, we’ve had these past seven years.
          Unfortunately, by the time the primary season swang to my state, Keyes had dropped out of the race, so I was unable to support him.

      • Chadocat

        I voted for Alan Keyes in the 1996 Primary. Of coarse in November I had to vote against Clinton and marked Dole on my ballot. I would rather vote FOR someone than vote AGAINST someone.

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