Pete Buttigieg, the 38-year-old former mayor who won the Iowa cacucus, is set to drop out of the presidential race.
The decision comes after the gay, Rhodes scholar and military veteran lost momentum in the recent South Carolina and Nevada primary contests after a strong start in both Iowa and New Hampshire.
Not this time
He failed to win the support African-American voters and came fourth in the South Carolina primary on Sunday (AEDT) with only 8.2 per cent of the vote.
Buttigieg Quits Before I Learned to Spell His Name, by Steve Sailer.
It was a close run race:
Who would crack first: the obscure small city gay mayor making a 1000-1 run for the Democratic nomination or me and my laziness in never learning how to spell his name and instead just copying-and-pasting it each time I used it?
Joe Biden, 77, is now the youngest man in the US presidential race among the Democrats.