Republican Gov. Scott Walker of Wisconsin announced on Sept. 21 that he was dropping out of the GOP presidential race (video below).
Walker said that he heard in church on Sept. 20 that people are called in the Bible to lead in "unusual ways." Walker added that he believed that he was being called to "lead" by "helping to clear the field."
Walker then announced that he was suspending his campaign.
"I encourage other Republican presidential candidates to consider doing the same so that the voters can focus on a limited number of candidates who can offer a positive, conservative alternative to the current front runner," Walker added, notes CrooksAndLiars.com.
In July, Walker claimed that God called him to run for president as part of the Almighty's plan.
According to RightWingWatch.org, Walker wrote in a fundraising letter: "My relationship with God drives every major decision in my life. Each day I pray and then take time to read from the Bible and from a devotional named Jesus Calling."
"As you can imagine, the months leading up to my announcement that I would run for President of the United States were filled with a lot of prayer and soul searching."
"Here’s why: I needed to be certain that running was God’s calling -- not just man’s calling. I am certain: This is God’s plan for me and I am humbled to be a candidate for President of the United States."