Skip to comments.Carson for president backers report $4 million raised, campaign apparatus into place
Posted on 04/13/2014 12:48:55 AM PDT by kingattax
Conservatives frustrated with the direction of the country think Dr. Ben Carson can change the course by winning the 2016 presidential race.
Now they just have to convince him.
The group, RunBenRun.org, a super PAC, has already raised $4 million toward a Carson bid for the Republican nomination and has collected 200,000 signatures for a petition to get him to join the race.
John Philip Sousa IV, the groups national chairman, said Tuesday that members are working Carson on an almost daily basis, sending along petition-drive updates and hundreds of clamorings for him to run, received through letters, Facebook postings and other forms of communication.
I dont like the direction in which the county is going, said Sousa, the great grandson of the late American composer John Philip Sousa, who wrote such iconic songs as Stars and Stripes Forever and Semper Fidelis, the official march of the U.S. Marine Corps. Carson doesnt whine like some other Republicans. He brings a solution to the table.
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I live in Louisiana not far from NOLA and I saw my first ever Carson 16 bumper sticker on a pickup yesterday. He clearly has some support.
Why is it that conservatives persist in their quadrennial quest for a black presidential nominee? Colin Powell-how has that worked out for us? Herman Cain-how did that work out? Condoleezza Rice-conservative three days a week and liberal four days a week.
Dr. Ben Carson is an estimable man with a stellar resume and, concededly, the right set of values but he has no electoral experience whatsoever and no demonstrated ability to get votes. At best he might be running for vice president but attention and money should not be diverted to his campaign when we have people like Ted Cruz in the wings.
If we have to have an African-American to parade before the cameras to demonstrate, evidently to ourselves alone, that we are not bigots we have Alan West who is a man of accomplishment and demonstrated character at least the equal of Dr. Carson, and a man who can be relied upon for the hard choices.
Alan West’s defense of his NDAA vote is loathsome to Our US Republic, in no uncertain terms.
I confess I am ignorant that vote.
I have read that Carson’s a “moderate” on the Second Amendment. In my book, you either support the Second Amendment or you don’t. That right there is non-negotiable.
Allen West voted for the Pigford reparations scam-he explains it as not having done his “due diligence” on the matter before voting. I consider not doing one’s due diligence before voting to pass out billions of taxpayer dollars to people who never even grew a tomato in a pot, as “farmers”, just because they’re black, a serious lack of judgement, at the least. That’s like Pelosi saying they had to pass CommieCare to see what’s in it.
When will the right really internalise the message of principle and just stop playing the left’s game of “tag” according to “diversity”?
You can’t “draft” someone who doesn’t want to run for President.
youre correct. identity politics for conservatives is not the winning formula.
There were only two that voted against- Dianne Feinstein and Rand Paul. Alan West actually defended his vote on the Hannity radio show, with full vigor. Anyone who could vote for and defend that vote, for such an abomination, against Our Republic, can not see the true nature of Our Country.
West served in the House. Those two you mentioned are Senators.
Please clarify who voted for what...I am confused!
Sadly, Carson is a pro-amnesty centrist:
Perhaps, I am lacking in fully understanding the difference, between the full house support and the senate rejection by only two members. Are you still confused, or, lacking good intention- must proffer the latter?
Carson needs to run for some elective office to gain some political experience. He very possibly could have some views that on closer examination, people may find out he isn’t such a great candidate after all.
amazing how people can make a decision to support a candidate who has a thin political resume. They haven’t bothered to research positions on issues, instead basing everything on “liking” the person like voting for American Idol.
By the by, are you damp...much or often? I proudly served, in US Army, with a couple of your fellow denizens. They offered up, such awful stories- about familial inbreeding, bad dentistry and how humid weather, was the cause such a social pariah status, in New Hampshire.
If you thought the anti-Mormon attacks on RINO Romney were bad, IIRC Carson is a Seventh Day Adventist. That’s a whole different brand of eccentric religious beliefs.
Scientology had L.Ron Hubbard.The SDA version was a “prophet” named Ellen G. White. She plagiarized kooky prophesies from other authors after surviving the miracle of getting hit in the face with a rock.
Absolutely—I agree with you on both counts!
The GOP and conservatives are so desperate to prove that they aren’t racist that they’ll back any black who suggests he’s a Republican—without his having any experience or record or their knowing his positions on basic issues.
That of course opens it up for narcissists, opportunists, and even schemers from the other side to be put up to splitting the conservative vote in the primaries, election cycle after election cycle.
Agreed. Pigford—and West’s support of it—didn’t pass the smell test.
And pro gun control