After leading in the polls in September, Ben Carson‘s campaign for president has experienced a precipitous decline in support. Carson’s campaign manager remains optimistic, however, and is promising that Carson will do better in South Carolina, Nevada, and even on Super Tuesday.
The Guardian reports on the sad scene that was Carson’s New Hampshire primary election night party. Apparently, only about 50 people attended, and one of the bartenders ended up knitting a blanket during the function.
Carson finished the primary with 2 percent of the vote.
Campaign manager Bob Dees tried to put a positive spin on what happened by saying that Carson’s performance was “not damaging,” and that New Hampshire is a hard state for someone who is a “fiscal conservative, social conservative, evangelical,” like Carson is.
Then Dees outlined a comeback plan for the next primaries:
“We didn’t throw the kitchen sink in here,” he said. “He’ll perform very well in South Carolina. He could easily be in the top three and above in South Carolina. He could easily win in South Carolina.”
Despite the disappointment of New Hampshire, Carson will not drop out of the presidential race any time soon, according to Dees.
“Probability of zero,” he said, when asked about the chance of Carson suspending his campaign before South Carolina’s 20 February primary. “And Nevada, probability of zero. Super Tuesday, probability of zero.”
So we’re stuck with Carson for at least three more weeks. And if that doesn’t work out, he’d definitely consider being Donald Trump’s running mate.
(Via The Guardian)