Caucus night is inherently wacky and, in a year when the Republican presidential front-runner is a reality TV star, journalists covering the proceedings in Iowa surely anticipated something they’ve never seen before.
But surely not this.
Ben Carson, the retired neurosurgeon who briefly led the GOP field just a few months ago, announced that after voting concludes in the Hawkeye State, he will not hurry off to campaign in New Hampshire, site of the nation’s first primary next Tuesday, like everyone else. Nor will he head to South Carolina, whose primary follows 11 days later.
Instead, he will go home to Florida to rest and — this is the best part — “get some fresh clothes.”
Im with Carson now, "I'm going home to get some fresh clothes," he says
— Tessa Berenson (@tcberenson) February 2, 2016
As a Massachusetts native from a family of 10 that frequently scooted north to shop for tax-free apparel in the Granite State, I can assure Dr. Carson that he would have no trouble finding some fresh threads in New Hampshire. (I recommend Settlers Green in North Conway. Great selection. Also, cupcakes.)
Read more: Washington Post
Carson camp statement: He's only going home after IA to "get a fresh set of clothes" pic.twitter.com/aJPwIFAG1S
— Benjy Sarlin (@BenjySarlin) February 2, 2016
We used to rely on laundromats and dry cleaners. Times change, I guess. https://t.co/N7HDIf2L5P
— Eric Fehrnstrom (@EricFehrn) February 2, 2016
"I got to go home to get a fresh set of clothes" is the new "I have to return some videotapes." #IowaCaucus
— Luke Russert (@LukeRussert) February 2, 2016
A parody Twitter account of Carson's washing machine can't be far behind, can it? https://t.co/MEmUB93TaG
— Scott Helman (@swhelman) February 2, 2016