Ben Carson has officially announced the end to his presidential campaign and said he will now focus his efforts and energy on mobilizing Christians to vote.
The Christian Post reports that Carson announced the end of his presidential campaign on Friday, March 5 while speaking at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC).
The CPAC crowd showed their surprise at his announcement by expressing their sadness that he was ending his campaign as well as applause for his efforts.
After he failed to win a single state on Super Tuesday, Carson stated: “I do not see a political path forward in light of last evening's Super Tuesday primary results. However, this grassroots movement on behalf of 'We the People' will continue. Along with millions of patriots who have supported my campaign for President, I remain committed to Saving America for Future Generations."
Carson waited till his speech at CPAC to officially suspend his campaign, however.
The retired neurosurgeon will now be concentrating his efforts on mobilizing Christians to vote.
"In 2012, 25 million evangelicals did not vote. The margin of difference [between Barack Obama and Mitt Romney] was only five million," said Carson.
"We're in the process of allowing the secular progressives to drive faith out of our country,” he said, adding that just because a Christian believes God has everything under control does not mean he/she shouldn’t go out and vote.
“We have to get these people registered and we have to get them to understand that they have to play a role because a lot of people in the faith community they say 'God's got it under control so I just don't really need to do anything.' Well one of the ways that God controls it is through us,” Carson said.
Republican presidential candidates Texas Sen. Ted Cruz and Ohio Gov. John Kasich also spoke at CPAC.
Publication date: March 7, 2016