Not his time: Tim Scott suspends campaign for president


Sen. Tim Scott announced on Sunday that he is suspending his campaign for president. The South Carolina senator made the announcement on Fox News on Sunday, and it evidently was unknown to even his own campaign staff.

“I love America more today than I did on May 22nd, but when I go back to Iowa, it will not be as a presidential candidate. I am suspending my campaign,” Scott told Trey Gowdy on “Sunday Night in America with Trey Gowdy.

“I think the voters who are the most remarkable people on the planet have been really clear that they’re telling me, Not now, Tim,” he said.

Scott filed for president in mid-May. His withdrawal comes at the same time the Republican National Committee has increased its requirements for candidates to take part in the fourth Republican presidential debate.

To qualify for the fourth debate, which is Dec. 6 in Tuscaloosa, Ala., candidates must get at least 6% in two approved national polls, or 6% in one poll from two separate early-voting states: Iowa, New Hampshire, Nevada and South Carolina, according to the Republican National Committee. Participants also need to show at least 80,000 unique donors, with at least 200 unique donors per state or territory, in 20 or more states. Candidates have until 48 hours before the debate to satisfy the requirements.


  1. I don’t really get this party anymore. He’s a good man and would make a good President. Republicans are doomed to fail. Three election cycles we haven’t done well but continue to make the same mistakes over and over again. Not being able to agree on a speaker was a real gem of conservative political intelligence. Two steps forward, three steps back.

    • Not until the GOP comes to grips with the Trump phenomenon.

      Note: not Trump the man, but what Trump represents.

      Trumps election was a brutal, in your face to the GOP and its institutional stagnation. It was a clear call to get their collective crap together or fall. The GOP did what it does best: ignore reality.

      The right is essentially broken into three parts.

      1-old line Republicanism nobody except Democrats and Bushies want.

      2-the Trump and Trump only people.

      3-the rest, who like Trump’s policies but are ready to move on from the man himself.

      The Trump and Trump only contingent will probably go away when he does. The other two will have to find coexistence or go the way of the Whigs (my personal favorite).

  2. And the good Republicans keep dropping, instead y’all keep us right on track for Donny Mussolini. Good job. Well guess in about 10 yrs Europe gets to return the favor. Bunch of uneducated morons that you Trumpers are.

    • Just how sexually attracted to Trump are you? Do you call his name out at night, or make it a quiet whisper just for yourself?

      Your level of obsession is as sad as amusing.

  3. Of course He is a Great candidate but No surprise here.
    No way in hell the left is going to allow a “white supremacist” to hold the highest office in the land who is also a traitor to his people.
    Just look at the crap Clarence Thomas has had to endure for being one of the most sensible and valuable Judges we have had.
    But Obama on the OTHER hand had the radical change everyone thought would be so great without the common sense to even know the direction or results he had in mind.

  4. He was a terrible candidate. Bad on war. Bad on the jab. Bad on the dire state of the country. Republican party circa 2004.

    His support in these comments also displays the dire state of our Alaskan politics. “Nice guys”. Terrible leadership and vision.

  5. No surprise there. I wonder which candidate drops out next. We all know none of them are going to get the nomination. It’s just a waste of time to pretend Trump isn’t the frontrunner.

  6. Too bad.
    I think a Christian, conservative Black American, could beat Biden (such an EASY target for Pete’s sake)
    Not too sure potty mouth can, but will to continue to vote against liberals.
    Ironically, the hard fast, anti-abortion crowd, that gave us Trump, has now spoiled the soup by reversing Roe (I’m glad they did. bringing this to the States where it belonged)
    As States clamp down on abortion, they drive women to the polls to vote Dem
    Just happened in Ohio.

    • As the R’s can’t communicate their way out of a paper bag, are constantly on the defensive, and spend no time articulating why they are pro life, what else would be the result? I know. I know. They would have to be courageous, have to lead…

      Let’s talk about abortion. Or murder because it is more accurate. How is women’s mental health about killing their child a year out, three years, five years, ten years? Often not great are the results. Sometimes severely so. How is a society that allows women to kill their children? Well it seems to coarsen and harden everywhere, as the value of life cheapens. The causal sex women sometimes engage in seems to bring them little happiness (but plenty of abortion). The culture of that society also seems to turn. Little art is produced that moves the soul or adds beauty. How are women doing in general? The younger they are the more miserable they seem. Why?

      But sure. Compromise first principles because it is harder. (Convenience and ease are the best!) Compromise ones integrity to defend the defenseless. Compromise because others would be so flip, so causal in destroying whatever is in their way. (Career advancement!) All of this seems a great tragedy to me. And we wonder why our society is falling apart?

      Look in the mirror.

      • I am not talking about women’s mental health, I am talking about votes & winning elections.
        I am not a M Health counselor or a Pastor, I am a construction worker.

        Strong restrictions or bans at the state level is gonna hurt the GOP (imo) Just political reality. Suburban women & their daughters & their mom’s saying “leave us alone”
        And who wants the Gov telling them what to do in their private life, I don’t.

        The fact that Republicans want National, Federal bans is insane imo.
        We finely took abortion away from the Feds & some conservatives want to reverse it & send right back to the Feds? Can’t fix stupid.

        I am not for abortion, but freedom is freedom; religious or otherwise.
        I think a 1st trimester window & NO government funding of this murder is a good compromise & these suburban women, are important in winning elections.

        We can be as sanctimonious as we want, while liberal socialist ruin our country when they keep winning & we sit watching from the ‘losers’ seat.
        This is happening right in front of us. What good comes from that purity you would like to see?

        DJT hasn’t changed things much, has he?
        The libs have the Senate, the majority of Governors & we barely held the house.

        • I’m very tired of the anti abortion purists happily allowing all abortions to continue because the can’t stop them.

          Instead of winning by degrees, the are happy to lose completely in exchange for a moral “purity” they can cloak themselves in.


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