He joins Rick Perry, Scott Walker, and Bobby Jindal in realizing that his campaign was going nowhere. Most public figures who abandon a race say they want to spend more time with his families but since he has no partner or children, he probably wants to devote all his time to his favorite pursuits such as creating more fear in this country, sending more troops to fight in all the existing wars that he helped start, and starting new wars.
This leaves just three people in the kiddie debates: Mike Huckabee, Rick Santorum, and George Pataki. At some point, debate organizers will face a dilemma. At what point does it look ridiculous to continue to have a separate debate among a small number of people all of whom are barely registering in the polls? And if they abandon the kiddie debate, should they add those remaining to the main debate stage or just abandon them altogether? The organizers are going to face harsh criticisms either way.