The Generation, Yeat 01, Issue 11
Sen Tim Scott (R-SC) announced on Fox News on Sunday evening that he would suspend his presidential campaign after he failed to gain traction in the Republican primary. Mr Scott made the announcement on the program of former congressman Trey Gowdy, who came to Congress the same year he did in 2011.
“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. “I don’t think they’re saying ‘no,’ Trey, but I do think they’re saying not now. And so I’m going to respect the voters and I’m going to hold on and keep working really hard and look forward to another opportunity.” He frequently refuted the idea that the United States is a racist country and talked about growing the party.
Like other candidates, he ran significantly behind former president Donald Trump in surveys. His focus on an optimistic message failed to resonate alongside Republican candidates who aggressively targeted marginalised groups such as Republican businessman Vivek Ramaswamy and Florida Gov Ron DeSantis.
But he also failed to distinguish himself as a viable anti-Trump alternative as most non-Trump Republicans flocked to former South Carolina governor Nikki Haley, who in 2013 nominated Mr Scott to fill a vacant Senate seat.
Mr Scott’s announcement comes after former vice president Mike Pence suspended his campaign last month. His announcement also came two months before the Iowa caucuses.
Source: The Independent