It’s official — Ben Carson is no longer in the race for the GOP candidacy for president. The retired doctor had a poor showing at Super Tuesday, and is ending his bid to become the Republican candidate.
Donald Trump now has one less competitor in his dream of becoming President. Ben Carson announced on March 2 that he doesn’t see politics in his future, and has all but formally dropped out of the race for the White House.
Ben didn’t win any states on Super Tuesday March 1, and revealed one day later that he does not see a “political path forward.” He hasn’t formally suspended his campaign, but did say he does not plan to attend the next Republican debate on March 3. Carson, who is a retired neurosurgeon, hasn’t won in any state yet, so it was only a matter of time before he took this step.
Things were spelled out pretty clearly for the Republican party after the big Super Tuesday votes. Trump is the clear frontrunner, winning big in seven states: Georgia, Virginia, Alabama, Massachusetts, Tennessee, Vermont and Arkansas. However, Ted Cruz has become a bit of a threat, chugging behind with wins in Oklahoma, Alaska and Texas. Marco Rubio won in Minnesota, a very far third place, but still ahead of Carson and John Kasich, who weren’t victorious in any state.
On the Democratic side, the race is a bit tighter, but Hillary Clinton seems to be the favorite after her big Super Tuesday. She also won in seven states, Georgina, Virginia, Alabama, Arkansas, Massachusetts and Texas, while Bernie Sanders took Vermont, Colorado, Minnesota and Oklahoma. There’s still a few months left until we know who will be the official candidate for each party, and HollywoodLife.com will, of course, be keeping you updated every step of the way!
Are you shocked Ben dropped out, HollywoodLifers?