About 1 week after Rand Paul suspended his presidential campaign and the same day NJ Governor Chris Christie dropped out, Carly Fiorina also announced she is bowing out of the race for the White House.
Carly Fiorina is dropping out of the Republican presidential race after a disappointing finish in Tuesday’s New Hampshire primary. The former Hewlett-Packard CEO came in seventh in New Hampshire with just four percent of the vote, days after she was the only candidate excluded from the GOP debate on Saturday night because of low poll numbers.
Carly posted a statement on her Facebook page, in which she wrote:
This campaign was always about citizenship—taking back our country from a political class that only serves the big, the powerful, the wealthy, and the well connected. Election after election, the same empty promises are made and the same poll-tested stump speeches are given, but nothing changes. I’ve said throughout this campaign that I will not sit down and be quiet. I’m not going to start now. While I suspend my candidacy today, I will continue to travel this country and fight for those Americans who refuse to settle for the way things are and a status quo that no longer works for them.
She also had a message to women voters feeling pressured by feminist icons to vote for Hillary Clinton:
To young girls and women across the country, I say: do not let others define you. Do not listen to anyone who says you have to vote a certain way or for a certain candidate because you’re a woman. That is not feminism. Feminism doesn’t shut down conversations or threaten women. It is not about ideology. It is not a weapon to wield against your political opponent. A feminist is a woman who lives the life she chooses and uses all her God-given gifts. And always remember that a leader is not born, but made. Choose leadership.
Six candidates remain on the ballot for the Republican primary: Donald Trump, Ted Cruz , Marco Rubio , Ben Carson, Jeb Bush, and John Kasich.