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Ben Carson Lays Groundwork for 2016 White House Bid
Newsmax ^ | 8/1/14 | Melanie Batley

Posted on 08/01/2014 4:12:16 PM PDT by Impala64ssa

Ben Carson, the retired neurosurgeon and popular conservative writer and campaigner, has announced the formation of a political action committee to explore a possible 2016 presidential bid, The Washington Times reported.

Carson told the Times on Friday that he had selected Houston businessman, Terry Giles, to be his 2016 campaign chairman if he decides to run and that he has signed off on the set up of a PAC called One Nation that would support his bid.

"Now is the time to start all of the appropriate exploration and investigation, and put down the structure that is necessary," Carson said.

Carson stopped short of commenting on the likelihood that he will run but told the Times, "I would say we are definitely a step or two closer than we were a year ago."

He said one of the factors affecting his decision would be the results of the 2014 elections and whether the GOP will be successful in taking control of the Senate. His PAC, he said, will be supporting candidates in line with his political philosophy.

"Obviously we are very interested in what happens in November," he said, according to the Times. "And if the people also continue to show strong desire for me to run, obviously that would be an important factor too."

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TOPICS: News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: 2016; 2016gopprimary; bencarson; carson2016
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1 posted on 08/01/2014 4:12:16 PM PDT by Impala64ssa
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To: Impala64ssa

Gee a retired doctor wants to run for office, and start at the presidency.


2 posted on 08/01/2014 4:15:20 PM PDT by ansel12 (LEGAL immigrants, 30 million 1980-2012, continues to remake the nation's electorate for democrats)
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To: Impala64ssa

Terrible on 2A. No thanks. Palin, Cruz, or LOSE.


3 posted on 08/01/2014 4:18:08 PM PDT by VRWC For Truth (Roberts has perverted the Constitution)
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To: Impala64ssa

I will listen to what Ben has to say ... Can’t hurt!


4 posted on 08/01/2014 4:19:24 PM PDT by no-to-illegals (Scrutinize our government and Secure the Blessing of Freedom and Justice)
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To: Impala64ssa

If Dr. Carsen decides to run this nation will see racism not seen since Robert E. Lee surrendered.


5 posted on 08/01/2014 4:20:48 PM PDT by Organic Panic
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To: Impala64ssa

Congress, maybe. POTUS, no way!!


6 posted on 08/01/2014 4:20:52 PM PDT by Islander7 (There is no septic system so vile, so filthy, the left won't drink from to further their agenda)
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To: Impala64ssa

I cannot find fault with this man.


7 posted on 08/01/2014 4:21:55 PM PDT by HMS Surprise (Chris Christie can STILL go straight to hell.)
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To: Impala64ssa

6 presidents never held public office before becoming president
1. George Washington
2. Herbert Hoover
3. Ulysus S. Grant
5. Dwight D. Eisenhower
6. Zachary Taylor
7. William Howard Taft

Some of these guys were pretty darn good presidents. So I don’t buy you need experience to be a good president. In fact, sometimes I think inexperience might be a good thing.


8 posted on 08/01/2014 4:23:22 PM PDT by Linda Frances (Woe to those who call evil good and good evil, who put darkness for light and light for darkness.)
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To: Impala64ssa
We went through this with Herman Cain. Looked great, then the Democrats started looking through the women in his past, and he folded quickly.

Give me somebody who has already been vetted. Somebody who has already had Dem operatives going through his trash cans looking for dirt. Somebody the Dems have already done their best to destroy, like Palin, Cruz, or Scott Walker.

9 posted on 08/01/2014 4:24:26 PM PDT by PapaBear3625 (You don't notice it's a police state until the police come for you.)
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To: Impala64ssa

Run Ben Run


10 posted on 08/01/2014 4:24:48 PM PDT by Mike Darancette (Do The Math)
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To: PapaBear3625

I hear you. I contributed at least twice to his campaign.


11 posted on 08/01/2014 4:27:06 PM PDT by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: Impala64ssa

I’ve been pretty turned off by the RUN BEN RUN radio commercials. The only thing missing was Billy Mays.


12 posted on 08/01/2014 4:27:47 PM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum ("The man who damns money obtained it dishonorably; the man who respects it earned it." --Ayn Rand)
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To: VRWC For Truth
I read he supports 2A but I'm not expert. But I will say this: Any guy that has the nuts to not only badmouth The One to his face but also in front of a crowd WITH The One there can't be all bad. Cruz ever do that or Palin? Probably not because they never got the opportunity, but I wouldn't brush Carson off yet.


13 posted on 08/01/2014 4:28:17 PM PDT by GrandJediMasterYoda (Hitlery: Incarnation of evil.)
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To: VRWC For Truth

http://cnsnews.com/news/article/michael-w-chapman/ben-carson-2nd-amendment-needed-case-gov-t-goes-rail


14 posted on 08/01/2014 4:29:36 PM PDT by GrandJediMasterYoda (Hitlery: Incarnation of evil.)
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To: HMS Surprise

I like the good doctor, but I see him as a VP, not a President.

But he has a better chance then Palin.


15 posted on 08/01/2014 4:29:56 PM PDT by Michael.SF. (It takes a gun to feed a village)
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To: PapaBear3625

Agree. I like Carson. But I will not fall into any traps having to do with firsts, color or ignorant feel good stuff or patronizing.


16 posted on 08/01/2014 4:31:24 PM PDT by two23
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To: VRWC For Truth

Do you have a link?


17 posted on 08/01/2014 4:32:55 PM PDT by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: Impala64ssa

NO!!!!!!!! Great guy....NOT Presidential material!!!!!


18 posted on 08/01/2014 4:34:46 PM PDT by Ann Archy
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To: Impala64ssa

Forget it. I caught Hell when I was dissing Herman Cain for POTUS. I have nothing against Cain, but just felt that he should run for Senate, Congress, or Governor first before running for POTUS. Same thing with Carson.


19 posted on 08/01/2014 4:34:51 PM PDT by Extremely Extreme Extremist
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To: Linda Frances
Three on your list (Washington, Grant, Eisenhower) had executive experience from being the top general in a major war. Taylor was also a wartime general (2-star)

Hoover was head of the U.S. Food Administration during WW 1, and was Commerce Secretary (and his administration was still not a success)

Taft was Governor-General of the Philippines and Secretary of War.

They ALL had executive experience in running major governmental entities.

Where is Ben Carson's experience in running a major government entity? Where is Ben Carson's experience in running a major entity of ANY kind?

20 posted on 08/01/2014 4:34:54 PM PDT by PapaBear3625 (You don't notice it's a police state until the police come for you.)
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To: Michael.SF.

But he has a better chance then Palin.


21 posted on 08/01/2014 4:35:44 PM PDT by Bratch
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To: GrandJediMasterYoda

I hear you.


22 posted on 08/01/2014 4:35:57 PM PDT by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: Bratch

Whoever sculpted that is a master of anatomy.


23 posted on 08/01/2014 4:37:54 PM PDT by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: ansel12

I agree with you...a disaster waiting to happen. But still better than any minute of OBAMA.


24 posted on 08/01/2014 4:38:28 PM PDT by Hildy (Falling down is how you grow. Staying down is how you die.)
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To: Linda Frances
6 presidents never held public office before becoming president

1. George Washington

Irrelevant as he was the 1st President of new nation and has military experience.

2. Herbert Hoover

Hoover served in government as head of the Commerce Dept and Food Aid

3. Ulysus S. Grant, 5. Dwight D. Eisenhower, 6. Zachary Taylor

All three were military generals. It's U.S. tradition for generals to run for President. (Where the heck is your #4?)

7. William Howard Taft

Secretary of War, Solicitor General of the U.S.

25 posted on 08/01/2014 4:39:22 PM PDT by Extremely Extreme Extremist
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To: Michael.SF.
But he has a better chance then Palin.

He was elected to an office? When?

26 posted on 08/01/2014 4:40:06 PM PDT by Extremely Extreme Extremist
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To: PapaBear3625
Where is Ben Carson's experience in running a major government entity?

None. This is simply FReepers touting him because he's black.

27 posted on 08/01/2014 4:40:56 PM PDT by Extremely Extreme Extremist
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To: Linda Frances

You need the ability and the experience needed to lead a nation. It can be disastrous when the President has to learn how to do this on the job, and Obama is the poster boy for this.

Of your 6 Presidents, 4 of them were distinguished generals who had proved their ability to effectively lead entire armies in the field.

The other two served in the Cabinet before becoming President, and interestingly those two both got thrown out after being seen as failures in their first term.

Carson may have the ability, but I don’t think he has the experience needed to lead decisively where it matters most. Not yet. Run for something like Detroit mayor or the Michigan governorship first.


28 posted on 08/01/2014 4:42:42 PM PDT by Corporate Democrat
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To: PapaBear3625

Have you heard the phrase ‘It doesn’t take a brain surgeon’?

Well, maybe this time it does! Surgery is a team activity. The amount of preparation and training it takes for a team of people to open a child’s skull makes politics look simple. America has a brain tumor.


29 posted on 08/01/2014 4:44:25 PM PDT by BillM (.)
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To: PapaBear3625

Have you heard the phrase ‘It doesn’t take a brain surgeon’?

Well, maybe this time it does! Surgery is a team activity. The amount of preparation and training it takes for a team of people to open a child’s skull makes politics look simple. America has a brain tumor.


30 posted on 08/01/2014 4:45:27 PM PDT by BillM (.)
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To: no-to-illegals

I have listened to Carson say he wants to “replace Obamacare” and that was enough for me to say NO.

Obamacare must be repealed 100 percent with no replacement ala Romneycare like the GOPe wants.....


31 posted on 08/01/2014 4:47:09 PM PDT by Nextrush (OBAMACARE IS A BAILOUT FOR THE HEALTHCARE INDUSTRY)
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To: Michael.SF.

sheesh.


32 posted on 08/01/2014 4:48:28 PM PDT by ansel12 (LEGAL immigrants, 30 million 1980-2012, continues to remake the nation's electorate for democrats)
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To: PapaBear3625

http://www.hopkinsmedicine.org/neurology_neurosurgery/cv/benjamin_carson.pdf

Might as well start with his CV.(Not sure how old it is)

I like him, but the devil is the details. I am willing to listen and learn. There is much we don’t know. I am especially curious about his foreign policy views.


33 posted on 08/01/2014 4:49:08 PM PDT by Protect the Bill of Rights
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To: Nextrush

I’ll still listen ... With what has happened what can it hurt?


34 posted on 08/01/2014 4:51:59 PM PDT by no-to-illegals (Scrutinize our government and Secure the Blessing of Freedom and Justice)
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To: BillM
Have you heard the phrase ‘It doesn’t take a brain surgeon’? Well, maybe this time it does! Surgery is a team activity.

Stop right there. Surgery is a SMALL-team activity, with a single person (the senior surgeon) in absolute charge with the ability to remove team members who will not accept his authority.

Contrast with government, where executives have to use persuasion to get cooperation. Totally different activities.

35 posted on 08/01/2014 4:53:16 PM PDT by PapaBear3625 (You don't notice it's a police state until the police come for you.)
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist
i worked on Cain's campaign in Virginia. His problem wasn't having previous experience in government. His problem was he couldn't keep his dick in his pants.

As far as insisting on professional politicians, how's that working out for you?

36 posted on 08/01/2014 4:53:51 PM PDT by Salvavida (The restoration of the U.S.A. starts with filling the pews at every Bible-believing church.)
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist

The point made is not relevant as Palin has zero chance of winning. She is smart enough to know that and likely will not run.


37 posted on 08/01/2014 4:59:09 PM PDT by Michael.SF. (It takes a gun to feed a village)
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To: Salvavida

It works well if one is a clintoon? That out of the pants thing?


38 posted on 08/01/2014 4:59:16 PM PDT by no-to-illegals (Scrutinize our government and Secure the Blessing of Freedom and Justice)
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To: Impala64ssa

Secretary of health and human services or surgeon general.


39 posted on 08/01/2014 4:59:32 PM PDT by Linda Frances (Woe to those who call evil good and good evil, who put darkness for light and light for darkness.)
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To: Michael.SF.

Shoot ... Shoot!


40 posted on 08/01/2014 5:00:07 PM PDT by no-to-illegals (Scrutinize our government and Secure the Blessing of Freedom and Justice)
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To: Impala64ssa

Guarantee the libs will be more racist than ever if he does.

“Uncle Tom!” will be their rallying cry


41 posted on 08/01/2014 5:00:57 PM PDT by Viennacon (Rebuke the Repuke!)
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To: Salvavida
As far as insisting on professional politicians, how's that working out for you?

Who said I support professional politicians?

Carson is running for President. It is very difficult for private citizens to run for President. When was the last time a true private citizen ever ran for President, other than Perot in 1992? That's all I'm saying. Start at Congress or even the state office and work your way up, for crying out loud. The WH can't be bought.

42 posted on 08/01/2014 5:01:54 PM PDT by Extremely Extreme Extremist
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To: Michael.SF.
The point made is not relevant as Palin has zero chance of winning.

This very point right here is simply opinion.

Palin was elected 2x to city council, Mayor, appointed to state agency, elected Governor, and was VP nominee.

She served in government and has a record. Carson and Cain did not.

43 posted on 08/01/2014 5:04:59 PM PDT by Extremely Extreme Extremist
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To: Impala64ssa

I saw a 2016 bumper sticker for him today.


44 posted on 08/01/2014 5:06:35 PM PDT by ncalburt ( Amnesty-media out in full force)
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To: VRWC For Truth
Terrible on 2A.

Dr Ben Carson on The Second Amendment:

“But the real reason that they put it [2nd Amendment] there is recognizing that there could come a time when our government itself could go off the rail, and could try to dominate the people, and the people would need a mechanism of defense for themselves."

“I would never allow the Second Amendment to be jeopardized.”

"I used to think they (guns) needed to be registered, but if you register them they just come and find you and take your guns."

"If we were only concerned about external forces, then we would be okay, but there are some pretty sinister internal forces."

"I truly believe in Second Amendment rights. I would never advocate anything to interfere with Second Amendment rights; however, I do think we have to be intelligent." "We need to engage in a discussion about, 'Is there something we can do?'" (about keeping guns away from criminals and mentally ill people.)

"We have to keep in mind that law-abiding American citizens absolutely should have gun rights."

“To threaten the Second Amendment rights of ordinary American citizens is itself insanity. Those wishing to ban all assault weapons fail to understand the original intent of the Second Amendment.”

"What we need to be able to do is to sit down and have a discussion about, 'Is there a way to ameliorate that situation and is there a way to keep weapons out of the hands of people who are mentally ill without compromising any provision of the second amendment.'"

His position lacks maturity, but is common sense nonetheless: there are people in society that do not need to have a right to guns. John Hinckley Jr and his Ilk, MS-13, and persons predisposed for violence and lack of respect for the law, to name a few. Your statement is refuted because his position isn't "terrible".

45 posted on 08/01/2014 5:07:10 PM PDT by Salvavida (The restoration of the U.S.A. starts with filling the pews at every Bible-believing church.)
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To: ansel12

You got that right. I don’t understand the hype surrounding Ben Carson. So he’s apparently a conservative doctor. Uh. Maybe I’d like to see if he can actually lead something before I elect him President of the United States of America. Is that asking too much? Apparently. Maybe I should write a few books, make some speeches, and run for president, too.

Note: I didn’t like it when the Democrats nominated someone with zero executive experience and no track record of successful leadership. Why should I applaud when Republicans want to do the same.


46 posted on 08/01/2014 5:07:46 PM PDT by CitizenUSA (Proverbs 14:34 Righteousness exalts a nation, but sin is a disgrace to any people.)
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist

All true. But she still cannot win the Presidential election


47 posted on 08/01/2014 5:08:45 PM PDT by Michael.SF. (It takes a gun to feed a village)
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist

We don’t need our own affirmative action president!


48 posted on 08/01/2014 5:10:37 PM PDT by CitizenUSA (Proverbs 14:34 Righteousness exalts a nation, but sin is a disgrace to any people.)
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To: trisham
http://twitchy.com/2014/03/08/deal-killer-heres-why-dana-loesch-cant-support-a-ben-carson-campaign/
49 posted on 08/01/2014 5:11:27 PM PDT by VRWC For Truth (Roberts has perverted the Constitution)
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To: Salvavida

Secretary of health and human services or surgeon general.

I agree, I don’t vote on race alone, and he has to start somewhere first before POTUS.

We have an amateur in the POTUS now and you can tell its hurting this country and Americans.


50 posted on 08/01/2014 5:12:45 PM PDT by Zenjitsuman (New Boss Nancy Pelosi)
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