Lion of the Blogosphere

Carson drops out, sort of

Doesn’t change much. He was pulling in a very small number of votes, and it’s not clear that his votes will go to any one candidate (except they will not go to Kasich).

Written by Lion of the Blogosphere

March 2, 2016 at 4:26 pm

Posted in Politics

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  1. The latest Ohio Poll (late February) had Trump up 5 points on Kasich. Every vote is going to count there. Carson dropping out (he had 5 points total in that same poll) could be what puts Trump over the top in a very close Ohio race.


    March 2, 2016 at 4:45 pm

  2. He should run for Rubio’s old senate seat.

    Mike Street Station

    March 2, 2016 at 4:46 pm

  3. He knew he wasn’t going to win anything yesterday. I think he changed his tune when he realized that his meeting with the candidates to promote peace among them wasn’t going to come to fruition (you don’t say), and he decided to wisely extricate himself now rather than be complicit in tomorrow’s sabotage. He leaves the race with his reputation unsullied. I hope he endorses Trump or not at all.

    E. Green

    March 2, 2016 at 5:00 pm

  4. A campaign ends, a book tour begins.

    The Undiscovered Jew

    March 2, 2016 at 5:26 pm

  5. Why is he not “fully” dropping out?

    Martin F.

    March 2, 2016 at 5:49 pm

  6. Those who liked Carson for his demeanor will go to Kasich. I think that we could see a roughly even four-way split.


    March 2, 2016 at 5:54 pm

  7. Carson’s fundraisers ripped off a lot of decent people.

    Dave Pinsen

    March 2, 2016 at 5:54 pm

    • Value transference. Carson was a loser, but the people working for him were big winners!

      Lion of the Blogosphere

      March 2, 2016 at 7:33 pm

      • Carson did get a lot of book sales out of his campaign, and he might get a 7-figure Fox News job, but it looks like the fundraisers were the only ones profiting from his fundraising.

        Dave Pinsen

        March 2, 2016 at 8:07 pm

  8. Ben Carson’s campaign was mostly a business venture. Carson raised huge amounts in direct contributions, but he did it using expensive direct mail and phone solicitation. Early in the campaign when he was doing well, half of the money raised was going to the people raising the money. I’m sure contributions have gone way down now and the money raised is not enough to pay the people raising it anymore. Ben Carson made a business decision to get out of an no longer profitable business venture and pursue more profitable opportunities elsewhere.


    March 2, 2016 at 5:59 pm

  9. I thought he was staying in to sell books and try to earn a spot as a personality on Fox News. I guess he decided that it is now costing more to campaign than he is making in further book sales, and being perpetually in 5th place isn’t helping his stock with Fox, either.

    Greg Pandatshang

    March 2, 2016 at 6:16 pm

  10. word on the street is that the establishment has lost faith in Rubio. Ailes has been quoted as saying that Fox needs to stop hyping Rubio because it isn’t working and because Rubio is worthless.

    Will Fox move on to Kasich? Is Cruz a possibility even?

    Otis the Sweaty

    March 2, 2016 at 7:39 pm

  11. Carson is the most boring man alive. A poor cuck’s Herman Cain.


    March 2, 2016 at 10:52 pm

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