After another disappointing finish -- this time, in Nevada's GOP caucus -- retired neurosurgeon Ben Carson insisted he's not ready to drop out.
"I believe that things are starting to happen here," Carson told supporters Tuesday evening after trailing Donald Trump, Ted Cruz and Marco Rubio in the Silver State. "I know the pundits and the political press, they want to call everything, they say it's all done, it's all over, we may as well go home and do the coronation now. But you know what? I believe that they're wrong."
While Carson polled well in the lead up to the 2016 contest, the Republican has failed to gain traction in the early contests and has yet to crack the top three in any primary or caucus.
Carson continued Tuesday evening with a somewhat baffling comparison to ancient Rome.
"It's just a matter of time before [people] start demanding answers, and they start demanding solutions because right now we're sort of in the ancient Rome stage where everyone wanted to go to the Coliseum, 'Oh, bring on the lions and tigers, let's see them eat the eagle. This is cool.' While Rome was burning."
"But we have a bunch of fire extinguishers, we are going to put the fire out and put the fire in our bellies," he said.
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