Skip to comments.Ben Carson Weighs 'Calling' for Presidential Run
Posted on 05/15/2014 1:25:31 PM PDT by kingattax
Ben Carson may be shifting toward a 2016 run for president.
Carson has said that while he doesn't have a plan to make a run, and would only do so if he felt "called by God." Now, he is "starting to feel it."
According to The Weekly Standard, the retired director of pediatric neurosurgery at Johns Hopkins Hospital said his thoughts about running for president have been affected recently by the enthusiastic audience he has received from across the country.
"Over the years, there have been many attempts to get me to throw my hat in the political arena," Carson wrote 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," he wrote, adding that "If I felt called by God to officially enter the world of politics, I would certainly not hesitate to do so."
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Ben, I hope YOUR closet is “bone free”...
I was a Herman Cain supporter.
Ben is already doing the chameleon thing.
I don’t think Ben Carson is another Herman Cain. If he had any “bones”, they would have been brought front and center when he scolded Obama at the CBC dinner.
If he can’t get the most important amendment to the US Constitution correct(2nd Amendment), why would I trust him to defend the rest of the Constitution?
The “closet” of Herman Cain is like a Sunday picnic compared to what is in the closet of Bill Clinton (rape, indecent exposure, sexual harassment, perjury, molestation to name a few). From what I saw all Cain did was exuberant friendliness towards attractive women. Nobody accused him of molestation, indecent exposure, or rape. And all those women had connections to Chicago politics.
We do not need another constitutional scholar in the White House. We already have a professor of constitutional issues residing in the White House.
Ben Carson has all the right instincts. That is so much more important than memorizing the constitution.
I have no problem with him running, but politics at this level is no game for beginners. As we have seen with so many other promising candidates.
Shouldn’t he try running for some lesser offices first ?
The most troublesome thing is the lack of executive experience.
I have nothing but admiration for his medical achievements, but running organizations is a skill, and a difficult one.
I’m under no illusion that the left will treat any conservative candidate fairly,
or will report without hypocrisy, and treat any transgressions of conservatives like they would those of Clinton.
I could live with Cruz/Palin.
Anybody running a medical practice has a good bit more administrative experience than the Kenyan did.
He was NEVER a professor! He was an instructor of freshman classes. About two steps above a janitor on the academic totem pole. Regurgitating the Left’s talking points doesn’t help us.
Of course there is a double standard.
The only way out of it is if someone on the right were to buy out some of the left wing media entities.
Until then its a fact that the playing field is on a slope.
So do most shift supervisors at Subway or Burger King.
Recall 2011 Palin had them following that ‘freedom’ bus around the country by playing the tease, like a breadcrumbs trail. “The problem is I do have the fire in my belly” she responded on Greta LOL
Christie, Rubio, Jeb, Ryan, Paul, Santorum, Romney .... all jumping on TV talking like they are making a pitch for that job,....
Now I can add Carson..... where's the Huckster?
He’s not a conservative.
You sound like you are well familiar with left's talking points. I ignore them so I do not know what they are.
Are you still pushing Palin to run?
Ok, so the doctor is not a constitutional scholar. But I like his stance on most issues. Also like his courage to tell Obama on his face what is wrong with Obamacare.
So which constitutional scholar are you supporting in 2016?
I will support Cruz out of those 2.
Yes, and see what happened.
The Democrats are a clique, where a collection of entities calls the politico - bureaucratic shots. Obama is just a figurehead. The only administration the Democrats need is already there-the permanent Federal bureaucracy.
The Republicans have nothing like that - a President has to come in with an actual administration to impose his will. He has to choose a genuine executive team that he has to manage.
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Well, good. Either run, or don’t run. Make a commitment, if you want one from me.
I tend to agree. He endorced Monica Wehby in the Oregon Senate race. She is a OK-with-abortion doctor who is stunningly ignorant on other issues. She donated to the AMA, who gave the money to Oregon Democrats. She is supported by Bob Packwood, who used to be called Senator Death because he was so pro-abortion.
Dr. Carson is ANTI-2A. No way I’ll even consider him.
If you “ignore” them your ignorance will hurt you.
Dr. Carson was the chief of pediatric neurosurgery at Johns Hopkins with a large staff working under him. In fact, he pretty much single-handedly started the department, recruited a number of doctors who, under his mentoring, became top neurosurgeons in their own right, and managed the growth of this specialty and his department up until the last year or two.
His legacy at Hopkins is the greatest pediatric neurosurgery department in the world.
I don't know whether folks think that the sort of executive experience that's right for the job of president, but he is not without significant executive experience.
This would be a good place to cite a source or two.
Dr. Carson is among the best of the best in either party to run for President.
Dr. Carson has what it takes to lead us out of the generations-long flaws that we voters have tolerated to our peril: voting for our own Entitlement to Federal Welfare.
We have voted to harm our children, without ever admitting that that has been the cumulative effect of our voting.
A crude shorthand way of writing this opinion is the intent of the following poem by yours truly:
The Anti-Children, Free Stuff, American Family, Political Dynasties:
You list is well intended,
Of that Im very sure.
What is lacking is the reason
That these family jobs endure.
We-who vote them in,
Have we our reasons?
We-who re-elect them,
Must have reasons too?
What the reasons are
It is obvious to know:
We all like to LIVE LARGE,
Take our free stuff and go!
Charge everything to our kids:
charge, Charge, CHARGE!
Politicians will be politicians,
Just as boys will be boys.
Is what we laugh and say,
By those who hate their kids
And vote to make them pay, Pay, PAY!
No! You say, NO!
Youre not talking about ME!
I LOVE my kids! is your reply - - -
But who will be stuck
To pay your greedy free stuff bills,
When you die, Die, DIE?
In 2014 it is time, - - - time for a change.
Originally, he made comments that what's appropriate in one place may not be in another, so, banning certain types of guns in rural areas may not be right, but it might be right in the inner city.
However, just a couple of weeks ago, he wrote an opinion piece in the Washington Times recognizing the Second Amendment right as fundamental and necessary to liberty, citing the defense of the country through force of privately-owned and maintained arms against an oppressive government as the ultimate defense of the people against tyranny.
I suspect that the Kenyan anti-Christ’s worsening persecution of political opponents is opening his eyes, especially the Bundy ranch thing. I think he's learning.
My own view is that we could do far worse than Ben Carson.
But I am a little prejudiced, as my son was treated at Johns Hopkins by one of his proteges.
I usually don’t do other peoples homework for them, however here you go
What don’t you get about SHALL NOT BE INFRINGED good Dr.?
I was just going to type something almost identical to your post. Thanks for saving me the time, and, needless to say, I agree completely with your POV.
Thanks for stepping in to clarify.
Isn’t it interesting that both Carson and West are launching trial balloons today?
Of those two, I would go with West, based on his military background. We are sorely in need of making that requisite for high office once again.
But Republicans, like Caesar's wife, must be above suspicion; otherwise the media will flay them alive.
Except that he hasn’t run a medical practice. He was employed by Johns Hopkins hospital for his entire medical career.
I thought I heard ole Ben was an Affirmative discrimination fan.
Ben Carson would make a pretty good HHS secretary. He’s simply wrong on the Second Amendment and that’s a huge no-no for me.
I seem to recall him saying some really stupid things recently.
Had to do with 2A.
No vote here.
Has not hurt me so far...but there is always the 1st time :)
Amnesty and anti-2nd amendment.
Maybe a surgeon general in a conservative administration but not a president or HHS.
The things God gets blamed for...
I am supporting Cruz in 2016. He would be a great president.
I also like Governor Walker and senator Paul in 2016.
In the end it will boil down to who has the widest support in general election. I am not sure if Cruz is polling well among independents. 20% of voters call themselves independents. The nominee will need more than half of those voters to win in general.
I could definitely live with a Cruz/Palin Ticket as well. For my second choice, see my Tagline.
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