WASHINGTON, D.C. – Dr. Ben Carson during a speech told the audience at the 2016 Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) “Even though I am leaving the campaign trail, I will still be heavily involved.”
The speech confirms what had been sent to Carson’s supporters on Wednesday stating he seen no ‘Path Forward’ for his presidential campaign.
After Carson had stated he was out in his speech you could hear a few people say “Oh no.” After that applause began to quickly grow loud in appreciation for him taking a chance in running for the highest office in the United States.
The former neurosurgeon in his wide-ranging speech warned against a growing national debt, overreaching government social programs and a general breakdown of morals and ethics 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.”
Carson also announced Friday that he is taking up the role of chairman of “My Faith Votes,” a nonpartisan organization to “inspire and motivate” Christians to vote.
The decision follows staff infighting and staff deciding to find other jobs derailing what had been looked upon as an unstoppable campaign to conservative stardom.
Carson, 64, came onto the scene back in early 2013 when, addressing the nonpartisan National Prayer Breakfast, he spoke on the dangers of political correctness, and discussed the idea of a flat tax and criticized President Obama’s Affordable Health Care (Obamacare) law. And he did it while standing right next to a steely-faced Obama.
By August of that year there was a “National Draft Ben Carson for President Committee” started to try and draft Carson to run. Before Carson had announced his presidential bid last May, the group had raised over $15 million and had received half-million signatures encouraging the Doctor to run.