No, Dr. Carson. Please. No.

Ben Carson Moves Toward Presidential Run | The Weekly Standard

Ben Carson is warming to the idea of running for president. Since the famous brain surgeon retired last year from Johns Hopkins Hospital, he’s been speaking around the country to enthusiastic audiences. And they’ve affected his thinking about seeking national office.

“Over the years, there have been many attempts to get me to throw my hat in the political arena,” Carson writes in his new book, One Nation: What We Can All Do to Save America’s Future.  “I have been offered support from around the country and tremendous financial resources if I decide to run for national office. But I have not felt the call to run.”

Resist it this time, too.  At least for the Presidency.  Run for the House or the Senate, but the last thing we need in 2016 is a primary season crammed with a dozen no-hoper conservatives dividing and diluting the vote while whomever is being pushed by the Gentry GOP sweeps to victory, the nomination, and eventual defeat in the general, as in 2008 and 2012.


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No, Dr. Carson. Please. No. — 4 Comments

  1. I think I answered my own question. It seems he lives in Michigan. Carl Levin, senior Senator from Michigan has decided not to run for re-election in 2014 which means Carson can run this year against a brand new Dem candidate. Unfortunately, it may be too late to mount a run this year at this time. The other Senator just won in 2012 and would not need to run again until 2018. Bummer.

    • Ben Carson on Gun Control

      Appearing on Glenn Beck’s radio show this past week, Carson took a vastly different stance from most conservatives on the issue of gun control, claiming you shouldn’t be able to own semi-automatic weapons in large cities.
      Asked by Beck for his thoughts on the Second Amendment, Carson gave the popular pro-gun argument: “There’s a reason for the Second Amendment; people do have the right to have weapons.”

      But when asked whether people should be allowed to own “semi-automatic weapons,” the doctor replied: “It depends on where you live. I think if you live in the midst of a lot of people, and I’m afraid that that semi-automatic weapon is going to
      fall into the hands of a crazy person, I would rather you not have it,” Carson elaborated. However, if you live “out in the country somewhere by yourself” and want to own a semi-automatic weapon, he added, “I’ve no problem with that.”

      So much for that.

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