Despite finishing at the bottom during the Republican primaries so far, Ben Carson vows to keep running for president. His campaign manager previously said that the former neurosurgeon would hold on until Super Tuesday. Now Carson has written an op-ed detailing why he’s staying in the fight.
Carson writes in his Fox News post that him staying in the race is him standing up for American democracy. He accuses pundits and reporters of trying to limit the electorate’s choices by urging him to drop out.
Carson also accuses pundits of driving people away from voting, by focusing unduly on polls. He assures everyone that he still has a lot of supporters and also points out that there have been only four primary contests so far. This sets the candidates sights squarely on Super Tuesday, when 14 states and territories hold their primaries/caucuses. He writes:
On the day before the Super Tuesday contests — so far only four states have had their say in this election and just five percent of delegates have been assigned — I offer the people a different choice from the other candidates, one they deserve to be able to make for themselves, as they support the principles in which they really believe.
Of course, if Super Tuesday doesn’t work out, Carson will probably press on “as long as we have revenue and support, until the people have decided.”
(via Fox News)