After the New Hampshire Primary on February 9th, 2016, Chris Christie and Carly Fiorina decided to drop out of the presidential race. Chris Christie finished the primary in 6th place, earning 7.4% of the votes, while Carly Fiorina finished the primary in 7th place, earning 4.1% of the votes.
Many claim that the reason they dropped out at this time is because both Chris and Carly do not have enough votes to attend the CBS Republican debate. In order to qualify, candidates must place in the top five in national and South Carolina averages by Friday and have received "a minimum of 3% in Iowa, New Hampshire or polls in South Carolina or nationwide" (Joyella). The 3% threshold is to ensure that those in the top five still have a reasonable amount of support.
After dropping out of the debate, Carly made a final statement to address the fact that Hillary is now the only women still running for president, "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 for a certain way or for a certain candidate because you're a woman."
What do you think about Carly's last few statements? Does she speak with good intentions? Is she just bitter about the low support from Iowa and New Hampshire?
Even though Chris lost the election, do you think he made an impact on the other candidates and the public?
Do you think CBS should have hosted an underdog debate? Why or why not?