Former Maryland governor Martin O’Malley has officially dropped out of the race following his elimination at the Iowa caucuses. I liked him as a candidate as I viewed him as more “electable” in a general than either Hillary or Bernie.
Mike Huckabee, the former governor of Arkansas, also dropped out following a dismal showing at the state he won just eight years ago. I find his decision unfortunate as I actually expected him to last longer, but this is excellent news for fellow evangelicals Ben Carson and the former senator from PA Rick Santorum (though he has yet to endorse either of them).
Speaking of Carson, there are conflicting reports on whether he has or hasn’t dropped out yet. It doesn’t matter: today, tomorrow, Super Tuesday – the prognosis isn’t good. Honestly, I’m surprised he got THIS far, but he’ll be a good choice for Surgeon General or Director of Health & Human Services. He may even get to rewrite the ACA (though I’m not a fan of the name “CarsonCare”), but he’s not going to be president.