One of the most charismatic men of the 2016 campaign, a victim of both circumstance and Donald Trump, Jim Gilmore was never given a chance. But, here is Jim Gilmore being awesome.
However, The Hill is reporting that Gilmore is set to exit a stage he was never really on.
"My campaign was intended to offer the gubernatorial experience, with the track record of a true conservative, experienced in national security, to unite the party." Gilmore said in a statement, first reported by the Washington Examiner.
"My goal was to focus on the importance of this election as a real turning point, and to emphasize the dangers of continuing on a road that will further undermine America's economy and weaken our national security," he added.
Gilmore received 12 votes in Iowa and 133 in New Hampshire. A 111% growth in each primary would have ensured a delegate at some point probably, however Gilmore read the writing on the wall. Or at least the Internet.
The field narrows.