Why Ben Carson Is Still Running for President

Why Ben Carson Is Still Running for PresidentThe campaign cannot say definitively if Carson will continue the race after Super Tuesday, noting that he assesses the race and makes a decision after every state contest. Recent voting in early states and polling for future contests suggests Carson has no viable path to the nomination, but his candidacy has the side effects of siphoning away potential Ted Cruz voters and enables opposing campaigns to paint Cruz as dishonest after his Iowa victory, where Cruz’s campaign falsely spread information that Carson was dropping out of the race on caucus day. It’s a narrative that has framed Sen. Cruz’s candidacy the past month and a narrative that Cruz has struggled to squash ever since.

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