Every since the Republican race shaped up into a battle between Donald Trump and Ted Cruz (and possibly Marco Rubio), interest in the Ben Carson campaign has slipped significantly. In fact, what was going on with Carson tonight, as every other candidate was making a last minute push for voters before heading to New Hampshire?

Carson is currently wrapping up a speech in Clive, Iowa.

Editor’s note: This post has been updated with additional tweets.

  • Frogmouth

    It’s not as if he had a shot anyway.

  • Perso Nasplit

    Palin spends money on clothes:horrible person
    Carson goes hom to get clothes of his own he already owns:failure
    Clinton breaks FEDERAL LAW:just grandma being grandma.

    The hell kind of world do we live in????

    • Penny✓ItsSoFluffy! #GoBolts!

      Bizarro world, if you ask me.

      • Perso Nasplit

        More and more evidence every day.

    • vetgal1970

      He’s a smart guy. He can see the poll numbers, might as well beat the snowstorm out and sleep in his bed tonight. Start fresh tomorrow

    • http://www.almarquardt.com/ almarquardt

      Because PANTSUITS!!!

  • http://www.nleomf.org/officers/heroes-behind-the-badge/heroes-behind-badge-sacrifice-survival.html Meatzilla ✓ᴵᴿᴿᴱᴰᴱᴱᴹᴬᴾᴸᴼᴿᴬᴮᴸᴱ

    Very early results coming in — currently Cruz over Trump and Clinton over Sanders.
    Oh my.
    Ben Carson really needs to just go home. Heckuvan effort, Doc, but it’s time.

  • wrestlefan01

    tbh everyone other than rubio,trump and cruz need to pack it in..realistically those are the only one who have a legit shot of winning it

    • Karla1953

      Yeah but I am pretty impressed with Carson’s numbers in Iowa although I heard that he had things organized on the ground………..the night is young though
      I am more impressed with Rubio though and wonder if he had started earlier there………………..j/s

    • vetgal1970

      Kasich put all his eggs in the NH basket and I hear he’ll drop out if he doesn’t do well there. He’s officially had more town hall meetings in NH than he has in Ohio.

  • ledzepp8

    Is this seriously a story? Everything has to be read into. A quick stop somewhere can’t just be a quick stop somewhere.

  • Kenton Clarkson

    Dr Ben is a great surgeon and a fine man.
    I hope President Cruz has a place for him

    • nc ✓s & balances

      Second that!

    • vetgal1970

      Considering the way the media practically shunned him, he’s doing really well. I’m so glad for him

    • Darth Venomous✓unmedicated

      Surgeon General or HHS, I’m thinking.

  • Name

    now if only Jeb will get the hint and give up the ghost as well….. We need another Bush in the WH almost as much (least??) as we need another CLinton

    • vetgal1970

      How many ways do people have to say we don’t want him? He’s been polling in the dumper for ever already. With his name recognition if he can’t break 5%, he should probably gracefully bow out

  • Karla1953

    I am more impressed at this point(yeah it is early)at the ground Rubio is gaining on Trump

  • Suzyqpie

    A surgeon has a very ordered mind. When the surgeon enters the OR the team is organized and they share one goal, a successful outcome for the patient. Failure has serious penalty. I doubt that the ordered mind of a surgeon could cope with the fact that in our government as currently configured failure has no penalty.

  • Unclassifiable

    Ben Carson is a genuinely good guy and a conservative.

    I hope he decides to do something in Florida politics if he decides to drop out.

    For all the intensity of Trump’s minions they should step back and appreciate the fact that this guy made his mark essentially telling off Barack Obama right to his face.

  • tamanator

    It’s time for Ben to roundup Santorum, Bush, Paul, Gilmore, Fiorina, Christie, and Kasich and they can all take a cruise on Carnival Dream. In other words, all of you should just pick your crap up and go home already!

  • JohnFLob

    Interesting that all the people not directly part of Ben Carson’s campaign know precisely what he is doing and why.

  • objectivefactsmatter

    It’s faster to fly home than to get tailored clothes replaced.

    Come on guys. Never had a tailored suit?

  • Booj

    Ben Carson literally packing it in.

  • JosephBloughs ✓Viagrafied

    I love Dr. Carson. My support for Cruz as the number one candidate should in no way reflect negatively on the good doctor. We’re going to need more good people like him.

  • kayerob

    Cruz Is Very Dirty. Carson SupporTer Claiming They Were Telling Votets Last Night That Carson Had Dropped Out

    • Deplorable Jesse-Messy Hammer

      HEY YOU rumor-monger: LINK IT. If you wanna seem credible, start including LINKS in these rumors you post (unless your posting ARE just rumors, in which case you’ll betray yourself as a phony if you don’t reply to THIS with a link).

  • Ridonkulous101

    Big victory for Wall St. last night. Cruz’s wife is so deeply rooted in the globalist agenda, with long ties to the North American Union group and Council on Foreign Relations power guys; I guess evangelicals in Iowa like a jr. senator with a big mouth and no experience running anything. Did Obama win Iowa? Just saying…evangelicals need to do their homework.

    • honestAbesurd

      No one cares except petty folks like you. Trump owes wall street billions. You got nothing kid and you never will.

    • BigSky1970

      You sound like a jealous recipient leech standing by the maillbox waiting for your check to come.

  • honestAbesurd

    He ran out of High Karate and now his campaign stinks.

  • Curtis Trutt

    Dirty Pool, but not unexpected after the voter report card garbage.

  • Robert17

    This is so pathetic. The man makes an offhand comment to a reporter that after a long grueling campaign he will go home for a couple days. The media decide to spin that as he’s quitting and Cruz camp uses it for no good. I said he’d get the Herman Cain treatment.

  • S9

    So CNN stirred the pot and Cruz gets blamed for repeating what they implied?

    Got it.

    Well, Cruz has apologized. Will we hear the same from CNN? Naw….

  • AFVet4America

    Blame CNN they started it.
    CNNVerified account

    After the #IAcaucus, @RealBenCarson plans to take a break from campaigning http://cnn.it/Iowa