The only thing more pathetic than the fact that the Republican Party’s current “frontrunner” is a senile man who’s on his way to prison and isn’t even viable for 2024? The fact that the entire rest of the 2024 Republican field is losing to a senile non-viable candidate who’s on his way to prison.
We got another reminder of just how weak the Republican field (and the Republican Party) is tonight, when South Carolina Senator Tim Scott “suspended” his campaign. This is a diplomatic way of saying that he dropped out.
This isn’t a surprise. Tim Scott was polling fairly close to zero, and you can’t convince donors to keep you in the race when you have no constituency to begin with. Scott was surely hoping to stick around long enough to use the Iowa caucus media frenzy to pitch the book deal that he’ll inevitably try to cash in with. But he’s so unpopular he didn’t even make it that far.
Bill Palmer is the publisher of the political news outlet Palmer Report