I'm not surprised he dropped out. With the filing deadlines already passed in many states and a bunch having to qualify and file prior to the end of the month, no way could West have made it on half of the states ballots.
Publicity stunt, maybe?
It's high past time that we start electing Americans to congress and the presidency who put America first instead of their political party. For way too long we have been electing Republicans and Democrats who happen to be Americans instead of Americans who happen to be Republicans and Democrats.