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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