Earlier this week, we reported that GOP presidential candidate Ben Carson was on the verge of dropping out of the race. Now, his top political advisor has all but confirmed that he will indeed be dropping out after the Super Tuesday Primary.
Armstrong Williams, Carson’s closest advisor, made the comments in an interview with Breitbart News in which he attacked the rest of the GOP field for their “dirty tricks” and for using “scorched earth tactics” against Carson.
“While we’re heading to Super Tuesday next week, I think as I’ve said in an op-ed I’ve written recently, he had some tough choices to make. There’s no question… You have to admit, you see the handwriting on the wall,” Williams said, according to The Political Insider. “It’s more than just the bottom line that he’s not doing well. He just feels he’s going to stay in the race until he decides — not the media, not the political establishment, and not his adversaries — for him to drop out.”
“Listen, that time will come. There’s no doubt about that. But it will be Dr. Carson’s decision and his alone. And that may happen between now, and March second,” Williams continued, speaking of the day after the Super Tuesday primaries. “But still, that will be his decision… When he does make that decision, will be with joy. It will be with pride. It will be with no regrets.”
“[Dr. Ben Carson] will comes to the conclusion that it’s time to move on,” the advisor concluded. “And that will happen sooner rather than later.”
You can listen to Williams’ full interview here:
While it’s not surprising that Carson is dropping out, it is surprising that he’s allowing his top advisor to basically make the announcement for him in his place. What do you think about him dropping out? Let us know your thoughts in the comments section.