Skip to comments.Ben Carson Said He’d Run for President if He ‘Felt Called by God’ — Well, Guess What
Posted on 05/16/2014 5:30:34 PM PDT by mandaladon
Ben Carson, the famed neurosurgeon who delivered a bold speech critical of President Barack Obama at least years National Prayer Breakfast, is reportedly warming up to the idea of a presidential run.
Carson told the Weekly Standard this week that hes starting to feel a tug to possibly run for national office, highlighting the intense response he gets when he travels around the nation speaking about contemporary issues.
He spoke specifically about a woman whom he said truly touched him when she implored him to seek the presidency. She just kept clinging to my hand and said, You have to run. You have to run, Carson told the Weekly Standards Fred Barnes. And so many people tell me that, and so I think Im starting to hear something.
But Carson said hes fully aware that running for president is no easy feat.
Its a daunting thing, he said. I know how vehemently the left will come after you, try to destroy you, try to destroy your family.
Carson continued, But at the same time I recognize that people like Nathan Hale he said, My only regret is I have but one life to give to my country
and if everybody runs for the hills because theyre afraid that somebody is going to attack them or their family, then [the left] will have won.
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He’s a good man, but has anyone who said this ever NOT gotten the call?
It’s seems like it’s a given once they make the statement.
I don’t know if I could vote for him because his position on the 2nd Amendment seems to have been colored by where he comes from, rather than a sensible overall view which would obviously be ravenously pro-gun.
However, Carson is unashamedly pro-life. He ripped the homo agenda a new one comparing them to NAMBLA on live TV (pretty ballsy). He is a free market thinker, and is very knowledgeable on healthcare.
I would look forward to having an intellectual heavyweight like Carson on the debate stage, and I’d agree a Cruz/Carson ticket would be a formidable challenge to the Hillary Shillary machine.
Seeing as he doesn’t support my 2nd Amendment right, I’m not interested in trusting him with power.
I would like to see him run for mayor of Detroit. He’s a hometown hero and might actually be able to get through to enough of the people to make a difference.
Plus his weakness on guns wouldn’t be an issue there because state law rules on that issue.
I think he’s a brilliant man and a great asset to the conservative cause, overall. I don’t think he will be, or should be, president.
“Theres a reason for the Second Amendment; people do have the right to have weapons.” Ben Carson
Carson was the keynote speaker at the February 7, 2013, National Prayer Breakfast. During his speech, Carson commented on several social and fiscal issues including political correctness, education, the national debt, health care and taxation. On political correctness (PC), Carson remarked: “PC is dangerous, because you see, this country, one of the founding principles was freedom of thought and freedom of expression. And it [PC] muffles people. It puts a muzzle on them.” On education, he compared current graduation rates with those 200 years ago: “In 1831, Alexis de Tocqueville came to our country ... anybody finishing the second grade was completely literate.” About healthcare: “Here’s my solution. When a person is born, give him a birth certificate, an electronic medical record and a health savings account, to which money can be contributed, pre-tax from the time you are born, to the time you die. When you die, you can pass it on to your family members.” Carson spoke favorably of the flat tax system, which he prefers to call the “Proportional Tax” based on the biblical principle of the tithe.
How about him being Secretary of Health or something related to his profession?
well, that would be the ideal. HHS was a job made for Carson really. Just like, if I were president, Allen West would probably be my SOD ;)
I hope he does. That might get me excited. And maybe it will fire some people up when the left starts calling him “Uncle Tom”.
When asked by Glenn Beck if people should be allowed to own semi-automatic weapons, Dr. Benjamin Carson said: “It depends on where you live. I think if you live in the midst of a lot of people, and Im afraid that that semi-automatic weapon is going to fall into the hands of a crazy person, I would rather you not have it.” (Glenn Beck Show, March 1, 2013).....”semi-automatic” is the key word...I don’t have a problem with his view.
Ben is already doing the chameleon thing... walking back the fact that he thinks guns should be registered and licensed just like vehicles, and the fact that he thinks Saint Trayvon was the victim.
I also don't like those scam superpacs asking for donations for his "non" presidential run.
BINGO!!!!!!!!!!! YES!!!!!!!!! 100%!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I do not trust pols who talk that way. When I bought my Eldorado Biarritz, I did not say God told me to do it.
Most firearms are semi-automatic. I didn't see that comment from him. He's gone from "no" to "Hell no" with that comment.
I do, and anybody with two brain cells in a row would.
Most of the handguns in circulation are semi-autos.
I suspect that you think a "semi-auto" is a "machine-gun."
Am I right?