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?
I would prefer Ben Carson to Mitt Romney.
I would ask him how he feels about Detroit’s justifiable homicide “problem” that a Detroit politician recently complained about.
How about Anne Coulter as the POTUS spokeswoman so she can get really snippy with the urinalists that show up to the press briefings? Watch the fur fly daily!
Yeah, I know, she’s not welcome here on FR, but she would the focus of so much “news” because she wouldn’t take any crap from them and just fling it right back.
Why don’t you post the rest of what he said.
“Asked by Beck for his thoughts on the Second Amendment, Carson gave the popular pro-gun argument: Theres 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 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, Carson elaborated.”
Do not try and hood wink me, son, I ain’t no fool.
I like him, hit the mediawhores will eat him alive.
A brain surgeon vs a filthy lawyer.Or vs a fake Indian.Should be fun.
Nope. Carson seems like a nice guy, but he has not been vetted, and a presidential race is not to place to do it.
Remember Herman Cain? I liked him a lot when he was running. Then women started coming out of the woodwork, and he folded his campaign.
Have Carson run for Mayor of Detroit or Chicago against the Dem machine, or better yet run for Gov in a competitive state against a Dem incumbent. If the Dem mud machine fails to find anything, THEN he can run for higher office.
This is why I like somebody like Scott Walker: the Dems hate him so much that if there was any dirt, they would have used it by now.
Run Ben. You are needed.
Being a former paratrooper and Viet Nam veteran, I do know the difference between a semi-auto and a machine gun. With my two cells in a raw...I still would support Dr. Carson.
What’s your rational for confiscating most of the handguns in circulation?
I like Walker he’s done a great job in WI, but he does not seem to be an exciting candidate. We need someone with broad appeal...without the independent vote we will never win.
I would never advocate confiscating guns...except perhaps from proven criminals or insane people.
Where they hide one’s past and they exploit anothers, doesnt matter in this case if he’s black, remember herman caine!
So you want to phase-out the sale of new semi-autos to the peasants, and grandfather-in the ones already owned by the them?
I like Ben Carson, but he isn’t presidential material. He is valuable right where he is.
Walker does present his views effectively, for example this Scott walker interview.
You can tell he has some people on the GOPe side worried, considering that fake story about Walker and gun control that was a thread on FR a couple of weeks back.
I don’t even buy the BS about keeping guns out of the hands of criminals anymore. Nothing more than feel good laws that do nothing but keep tabs on people who can legally own guns.
I just think there’s a difference between what he thinks and what he knows is Constitutional, or what he’d try and have changed once president. It’s easy to fall into the “he’s not *my* perfect candidate” trap, if you do you’ll be waiting a loooong time and be disappointed every time along the way.
I’d doubt that he’d do anything aggressive about gun control, although I’d like to hear it from him.
hmmm, no disrespect but looking around at the supposed “presidential material” he’s a ray of light.
Hillary!! lol - I mean, I’m living in the Twilight Zone.
He’s got my vote!
Dr. Carson is good man, but he needs to demonstrate he can win something first.
Politics is a skill and most people need to learn the ropes and at least show they can win a general election at some local/state level before they jump right into running for President of the United States.
Yeah, yeah, I’ve heard the “but we want a regular guy as President”. Sorry, but those people generally don’t win because they don’t have the political skills to avoid becoming a gaffe machine.
Let’s not have a Herman Cain re-run. That was silly enough to last us for a few presidential cycles.
I really do with he would run for mayor of Detroit. He’s a local hero with schools named after him and he might get through to enough people to bring about real change from the bottom up.
I have a problem with him as Presidential candidate based on his statements regarding Trayvon Martin.
He MUST be against amnesty!
Do not waste him on Detroit. Nobody can save Detroit!! Let the Dems go down with it. All pubes and conservatives should stand clear of Detroit!!
That would be fantastic. I’d love to see some black conservatives or even just right leaning independents start winning in urban areas and helping break the Democrat lock on this voting block.
I am certain Dr. Carson is a good man, and running for mayor of Detroit or some office that matches his current political skills would be terrific.
One thing people should realize about seemingly conservative political unknowns is that not only do they not usually make good candidates for high office, are we really sure if they win they can resist the establishment/media’s attempt to tame them? It is a lot harder than it seems. How often to we see supposed conservatives go to Washington and become mushy moderates? This is especially true of some of our judicial appointments. Now how often do you see this behavior from the left? There is a lot more pressure on conservatives to conform, and most human beings want to be liked and want to be agreeable. We need elected officials that can resist this kind of pressure, even the most subtle kind.
A place like Detroit really does need a mayor who is an inspirational leader and Carson came from a situation that many there live in today. (And this time its not basketball of football stardom)
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