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  • Ben Carson wins SRLC straw poll

    05/23/2015 1:57:08 PM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 40 replies
    Politico ^ | May 23, 2015 | Alex Isenstadt
    OKLAHOMA CITY Ben Carson won the straw poll at the Southern Republican Leadership Conference Saturday, demonstrating his popularity among conservative activists at one of the partys traditional presidential cattle call events. Carson, a former surgeon who formally launched his underdog campaign this month with an appeal to the GOPs tea party wing, finished first with 25 percent. He was followed by Scott Walker, who received 20 percent, and Ted Cruz at 16 percent. Chris Christie and Rick Perry tied at 5 percent, with Jeb Bush narrowly behind. Marco Rubio tied with Bobby Jindal and Rand Paul at 4 percent....
  • Now, Ben Carson Leads In A Republican Poll

    05/14/2015 2:38:35 PM PDT · by VinL · 25 replies
    NPR ^ | 5/14/2015 | rakkton Booker
    Following a trio of Republican campaign announcements last week, Ben Carson leaps to the top spot of GOP presidential candidates in the latest Fox News poll tied with presumed GOP front-runner Jeb Bush. Carson, former Hewlett-Packard CEO Carly Fiorina and former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee all entered the race for the Republican nomination early last week, but none has seen as dramatic a bump as the retired neurosurgeon. Carson Touts Candor As A Plus For His GOP Presidential Bid Both Bush and Carson sit atop the Fox poll at 13 percent each among Republican primary voters. That's a seven-point bounce...
  • Poll: Carson ties Bush for No. 1 among the GOP [FOX News Poll]

    05/14/2015 8:47:50 AM PDT · by GIdget2004 · 32 replies
    The Hill ^ | 05/14/2015 | Jonathan Easley
    Ben Carson has surged into the top tier of GOP presidential candidates in a Fox News poll released Thursday, tying former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush for the No. 1 slot. The poll shows Carson and Bush in the lead with 13 percent support each. Thats a 7 percentage-point jump for Carson, who was tied for sixth place in the same poll in April. Carsons jump comes on the heels of his presidential announcement two weeks ago in Detroit. His campaign immediately sought to fundraise off the poll, boasting of the more than 100,000 donations it has collected in recent weeks....
  • Ben Carson backs raising minimum wage

    05/08/2015 9:42:14 AM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 171 replies
    The Hill ^ | May 08, 2015, 12:12 pm | Ben Kamisar
    Conservative presidential candidate Ben Carson says the $7.25 federal minimum wage should be raised.I think, probably, it should be higher than now, Carson told CNBCs John Harwood in an interview Friday.Carson added that government assistance often provides more than the minimum wage in several states, allowing people to ignore the long-term benefits of a job."I don't necessarily blame people for saying, 'Look, I can stay home and make this money, or I can go and work this little chicken job that doesn't have many benefits, he said."However, recognize that if you go and take that chicken job, you gain...
  • Ben Carson hints: As president, I wouldnt enforce a Supreme Court decision legalizing gay marriage

    05/07/2015 7:36:53 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 35 replies
    Hotair ^ | 05/07/2015 | AllahPundit
    Via TPM, I did not foresee “let’s revisit Marbury v. Madison” emerging as a minor theme of the primary. But between Carson and Huckabee it’s already a hot race to see who can pander the hardest to social cons over the upcoming Supreme Court ruling on gay marriage. Huck ante’d up recently with this comment: In Letter from a Birmingham Jail, Martin Luther King, Jr. makes the case there comes a time when people of conscience have a moral obligation to practice civil disobedience against “unjust laws.” Do you agree with that? For example, is there anything a court...
  • Hallelujah! Ben Carson Joined the Fray

    05/06/2015 3:00:55 PM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 38 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 05/06/15 | Douglas V. Gibbs
    Carson, one would hope, will force the Republicans to step out of their bubble of protection, and peek around their shield of denial Dr. Benjamin Solomon Ben Carson, Sr. is a fantastic human being. Hes a retired neurosurgeon that has the distinction of being the first surgeon to successfully separate conjoined twins joined at the head. Hes also an author, and now he has decided to be a politician that isnt a politician. Carsons claim to fame, the moment that he truly stood in the spotlight, is not connected to his life as a neurosurgeon. It all began at a...
  • Ben Carson, Gifted Surgeon and Political Neophyte, Announces Presidential Bid

    05/04/2015 8:32:55 AM PDT · by entropy12 · 93 replies
    05/04/15 | self
    Ben Carson announces presidential run!
  • Ben Carson, famed neurosurgeon, running for president

    05/03/2015 5:45:56 PM PDT · by GIdget2004 · 263 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 05/03/2015 | Steve Peoples
    Ben Carson, retired neurosurgeon turned conservative star, has confirmed that he will seek the Republican presidential nomination in 2016. Carson, who has never run for public office, is expected to be the only high-profile African-American to enter the GOPs presidential primary as he tries to parlay his success as an author and speaker into a competitive campaign against established politicians. Im willing to be part of the equation and therefore, Im announcing my candidacy for president of the United States of America, he said in an interview aired Sunday night by Ohios WKRC television station. He is set to make...
  • Dr. Ben Carson: I Support Civil Unions for Gay Couples

    03/06/2015 9:59:22 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 44 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | March 5, 2015 - 2:25 PM | Melanie Hunter
    In a Facebook post following his interview with CNNs New Day, Dr. Ben Carson issued a statement, apologizing for saying people who change their sexual orientation after going to jail shows that being gay is a choice. [] I support human rights and Constitutional protections for gay people, and I have done so for many years. I support civil unions for gay couples, and I have done so for many years. I support the right of individual states to sanction gay marriage, and I support the right of individual states to deny gay marriage in their respective jurisdictions, Carson said....
  • After Uproar, Ben Carson Backtracks, Apologizes for Homosexuality Comments [+video]

    03/05/2015 5:58:18 AM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 40 replies
    JoeMiller.us ^ | 03/05/2015 | Joe Miller
    By Fox News. Potential 2016 presidential candidate Ben Carson apologized Wednesday for saying homosexuality was a lifestyle choice.I do not pretend to know how every individual came to their sexual orientation, Carson said on his Facebook page late Wednesday afternoon. I regret that my words to express that concept were hurtful and divisive. For that I apologize unreservedly to all that were offended. Carson, a neurosurgeon, was attempting to clarify comments he made earlier in the day to Chris Cuomo on CNNs New Day show. A lot of people who go into prison go into prison straight and...
  • When Politics Defy Reality: The Real State of the Union Features Dishonesty and Deception

    01/28/2015 1:55:14 PM PST · by Kaslin · 3 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 28, 2015 | Dr Ben Carson
    In his recent State of the Union address, President Obama was upbeat and inspiring, particularly if a listener had no prior knowledge of his many speeches that were quite similar but bore no fruit. It almost appeared that he was living in an alternate universe that bore no resemblance to present-day America and the current global stage. He boasted that the economy was doing very well and that unemployment had been cut in half since he took office. Perhaps someone should educate him about the labor force participation rate, which is at its lowest point in the past 36 years...
  • Ben Carson, Looking At 2016 Presidential Race, Urges GOP To Adhere To Beliefs

    01/15/2015 5:41:08 PM PST · by Steelfish · 20 replies
    LATimes ^ | January 15, 2015 | SEEMA MEHTA
    Ben Carson, Looking At 2016 Presidential Race, Urges GOP To Adhere To Beliefs By SEEMA MEHTA Ben Carson, the retired neurosurgeon flirting with a run for president in 2016, warned party leaders Thursday that Republicans must avoid being cowed by political correctness, and said he stood by controversial statements about same-sex marriage, Obamacare, the Gestapo tactics of the federal government and the Veterans Affairs scandal. We must be willing to stand up for what we believe in, he said. Carson contrasted the dedication of the nations founders to their cause to that of the Islamic State. Theyve got the wrong...
  • Dont Take Ben Carson Seriously (Except In Iowa Maybe)

    12/24/2014 10:37:30 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 34 replies
    FiveThirtyEight ^ | December 24, 2014 | Harry Enten
    Who is Ben Carson? Where did he come from? asked CNNs Jake Tapper after a CNN poll revealed that Carson, a political novice, was running second to former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush for the Republican nomination for president in 2016. Carson has also placed second in other national polls, second in Iowa surveys and in the high single digits in New Hampshire. So just how seriously should we take Carsons potential bid for the White House? Seriously enough. He could make some noise, particularly in Iowa. But not seriously enough to believe that he has any real shot of winning...
  • Ben Carson Thinks God Is Calling On Him To Save America, Stop Putinesque Obama

    12/12/2014 1:06:21 AM PST · by Libloather · 42 replies
    Right Wing Watch ^ | 12/10/14 | Brian Tashman
    Christian Broadcasting Network reporter David Brody has been slowly releasing excerpts from his interview with likely Republican presidential candidate Ben Carson, who has told Brody that liberals are responsible for hate speech and that he feels fingers from God telling him to make a run for the White House. Today, Brody released another segment from his interview where the conservative activist was joined by his wife, Candy, to describe how God is calling him to make a presidential bid. We recognize that we are being instruments in the hand of God, he is the one who really orchestrates all of...
  • Dr. Carson Movement Gains Momentum Across State

    11/23/2014 5:45:46 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 34 replies
    WHO-TV ^ | November 22, 2014 | Jodi Whitworth
    (VIDEO-AT-LINK)DES MOINES, Iowa His name is growing in popularity across the country and across the state and on Saturday Dr. Ben Carson was back in Des Moines for the second time since August. He spoke tonight at the Celebrate the Family dinner event hosted by The Family Leader. The retired neuro surgeon confirms hes thinking about running for president in 2016 but didnt go into detail during his speech. Carson spoke for 45 minutes on several issues; faith and government, health and education. He says, Really the thing that is going to save America, is going to be the...
  • Bush Strategist Matthew Dowd & Katrina vanden Heuvel Agree: Ben Carson Should Run (vid)

    11/23/2014 12:49:38 PM PST · by i88schwartz · 59 replies
    Real Clear Politics ^ | Real Clear Politics
    On Sunday's broadcast of ABC's This Week, there was a consensus moment between former President Bush's chief re-election strategist Matthew Dowd and Katrina vanden Heuvel, publisher of the liberal magazine The Nation: Dr. Ben Carson should run for president.
  • Conservative Hero Ben Carson To Beck: You Have No Right To Semi-Automatic Weapons In Large Cities

    11/12/2014 8:29:24 AM PST · by SoConPubbie · 117 replies
    Mediate ^ | March 3rd, 2013 | Andrew Kirell
    Appearing on Glenn Beck‘s radio show this past week, Dr. Benjamin Carson took a vastly different stance from most conservatives on the issue of gun control, claiming you shouldn’t be able to own semi-automatic weapons in large cities.Carson became a newfound conservative hero last month when he spoke at the National Prayer Breakfast and laid out a series of criticisms of ObamaCare, political correctness, and tax policy right in front of the president himself. Many called the speech “inappropriate” given the apolitical nature of the event, but many conservatives lauded Carson for his “bold” and “sensible” suggestions for policy...
  • The 2A Deal Breaker With Dr. Ben Carson (Audio)

    11/12/2014 8:31:39 AM PST · by LesbianThespianGymnasticMidget · 81 replies
    The Dana Show ^ | 10-2-14 | Dana Loesch
    Dr Carson is anti second amendment. He supports a no guns in cities policy. He also supports "smart gun" technology. Listen to Dana interview him at the link. He may be eminently qualified to be POTUS, but his 2A stance kills any chance of me voting for him.
  • Dr. Ben Carson: My Prescription for Immigration Reform

    11/12/2014 8:11:24 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 24 replies
    National Review ^ | 11/12/2014 | Ben Carson
    We have all heard it said many times that America is a land of immigrants some voluntary and some involuntary, but immigrants nevertheless. We have plenty of space in our country, but insufficient resources to support everyone who wants to come here. When we see innocent children used as political pawns, it still tugs at our heartstrings, which is the desired intent. The real question is: What are we going to do about it? Immigration reform has been a very tough issue, as well as a political football, and it has produced governmental stalemates and no useful solutions for...
  • The Ben Carson Factor.We Need A Black American On The 2016 Ticket. All Agreed?

    11/10/2014 6:08:45 PM PST · by Cruz_West_Paul2016 · 177 replies
    It sure looks like Ben Carson is running. And if we want to win in 2016, we need to take a good chunk of the black vote. Ben Carson can "Woo Black Voters" into the Republican Party. All he has to do is tell them the truth regarding how Dem's actually feel about them. More like using them as pawns. Adding Ted Cruz to the ticket would be our best bet. Now we have a "Black/Latino Ticket". The Carson/Cruz or Cruz/Carson ticket is considered a Dream Ticket for many conservatives. That's the ticket that will bring in lots of minority...
  • Ben Carson May be First Pro-Life Republican Candidate to Run for President in 2016

    11/07/2014 7:44:17 AM PST · by Morgana · 42 replies
    LIFE NEWS ^ | 11/6/14 | Steven Ertelt
    Go to any conservative or Republican event and youre bound to find conservative activists who have a petition, a table, or a book touting pro-life doctor Ben Carson as a potential GOP presidential candidate. The calls for Carson to run have been resounding for years and now it appears the pro-life physician has heard them and may be seriously considering putting together a presidential campaign. ABC News reports today that Carson plans to air a 40-minute video this weekend introducing himself to Americans. The documentary titled A Breath of Fresh Air: A New Prescription for America will air in 22...
  • Ben Carson Officially Switches Political Parties

    11/06/2014 9:58:17 AM PST · by forbushalltheway · 89 replies
    wnd.com ^ | November 5, 2014 | Joe Kovacs
    Its not just the United States Senate that switched political parties on Election Day. Ben Carson, the neurosurgeon and conservative phenomenon who rocketed to fame when he challenged Barack Obama at a prayer breakfast last year, also officially changed his political affiliation, moving from independent to Republican. The step is another indication Carson may run for president in 2016. Carson, whose career was spent as a doctor at Johns Hopkins University Hospital in Maryland, filed the paperwork in his new home county of Palm Beach, Florida, a traditional Democratic Party stronghold. Its truly a pragmatic move because I have to...
  • Ben Carson:Potential For Widespread Anarchy In America Within A Couple Years

    09/29/2014 7:04:54 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 70 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | September 29, 2014 | Breitbart TV
    On "Fox News Sunday," Dr. Ben Carson said there is "certainly the potential" for widespread anarchy in the United States within the next couple of years.
  • Ben Carson: Likelihood is strong I am running for president

    09/23/2014 9:05:02 AM PDT · by GIdget2004 · 82 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 09/23/2014 | Cheryl Chumley
    Ben Carson, former Johns Hopkins neurosurgeon and noted conservative activists, said there is a strong possibility he will run for the presidency in 2016. In fact, he put the chances as near-likely. Unless the American people indicate in November that they like Big Government intervention in every part of their lives, I think the likelihood is strong, he said, on The Hugh Hewitt Show on Monday. Mr. Carson said he will wait a few more months before deciding, but by May, hell know for sure. I think the chances are reasonably good of that happening, Mr. Carson said, Politico reported....
  • On Ben Carson, 2016, and Moving On

    09/02/2014 5:06:17 PM PDT · by thetallguy24 · 24 replies
    RedState ^ | 08/30/2014 | Joe Cunningham
    A cultof personality, while a great song, is a dangerous thing. They can lead normally smart people to do and say some things that dont seem so smart.Everyone jumped on board with Dr. Ben Carson when he had the audacity to criticize the president and his Affordable Care Actwith the president right there in the room. Not bad, guy. Immediately, the conservative movement jumped on Carson as someone to watch out for. He had a great story made his way from Detroit to Yale and, in the 80s, was a rock star with some big surgical procedures (included separating...
  • Ben Carson Hints At 2016 Run But Says: I Wont Become A Politician

    08/29/2014 5:06:38 PM PDT · by NCjim · 46 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | August 29, 2014 | Alex Pappas
    Neurosurgeon Ben Carson is continuing to hint that he will run for president in 2016, though pledges that if elected he wont become a politician in the traditional sense. I will tell you that Im not a politician, and I dont believe in political correctness, Carson told the crowd Friday at a political summit in Texas. So I may say something that will offend someone. And I frankly never plan on becoming a politician. It doesnt mean that I wont do something in public office, but I wont be a politician in the process. Carson made the comments Friday afternoon...
  • Paging Doctor Carson: The rise of Ben Carson and the GOPs fractured flock of 2016

    08/09/2014 4:01:10 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 32 replies
    The National Review ^ | August 8, 2014 | Myra Adams
    What do you think about Dr. Ben Carson as the GOP candidate for president in 2016? Republican friends frequently ask me, to which my response is: Did he win World War II? In 1952, General Dwight David Eisenhower became the last president of the United States to be elected without first holding a lower elective office. Carsons path from a very tough childhood to the head of neurosurgery at Johns Hopkins University is certainly impressive. (In a political field where many Ph.Ds insist on being called doctor and few office holders wow you with their intelligence, Carson stands out by...
  • Ben Carson Lays Groundwork for 2016 White House Bid

    08/01/2014 4:12:16 PM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 75 replies
    Newsmax ^ | 8/1/14 | Melanie Batley
    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....
  • Ben Carson Takes Major Step Toward Presidential Campaign

    08/01/2014 12:09:51 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 68 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | August 1, 2014 | John Solomon
    Ben Carson Takes Major Step Toward Presidential Campaign Former neurosurgeon launches PAC, names national chairman By John Solomon-August 1, 2014 Ben Carson, the former neurosurgeon turned conservative sensation, is taking a major step toward a 2016 presidential bid by forming a political action committee and selecting the man who would run his campaign, The Washington Times has learned. Emerging from two-days of meetings with supporters in Palm Beach, Fla., Dr. Carson told the Times on Friday morning he has selected Houston businessman Terry Giles to be his 2016 campaign chairman should he run and approved the formation of a PAC...
  • Ben Carson Hints at Presidential Bid

    07/29/2014 10:55:26 AM PDT · by dignitasnews · 33 replies
    Dignitas News Service ^ | July 29, 2014 | Paul M Winters
    During an appearance on Newsmax TV's Steven Malzberg Show, Dr. Ben Carson indicated that he is giving serious consideration to a 2016 Presidential bid, hinting that it is "a step closer." In his interview with Malzberg, he touched on a number of hot button topics including the border crisis, the ongoing conflict between Israel and the Palestinians as well as the current political debate in the nation. "I have to consider what's going on, and I have to consider the enormous crowds that I encounter every place I go, and the level of enthusiasm, and what I'm hearing,'' Carson told...
  • Dr. Ben Carson Starting to Think About 2016 WH Run

    07/23/2014 2:17:14 PM PDT · by PoloSec · 55 replies
    Conservative Intelligence Briefing ^ | July 23 2014 | CIB Staff
    On the day he won a Western Conservative Summit straw poll, Dr. Ben Carson reported hes starting to think about the possibility of a White House bid in 2016. Reporting that hundreds are showing up for his book signing tour, Carson says of the idea its one he cannot simply ignore. Carson rose to prominence after the public dressing down of Obamacare at a prayer breakfast at which President Obama was in attendance. Since that address, Carsons star has continued to rise among key GOP constituents fed up with what is perceived as a less-than-aggressive response by House leadership. Despite...
  • Ben Carson Wins Western Conservative Straw Poll (Cruz, Palin, #2 and #3)

    07/22/2014 6:52:39 AM PDT · by Cringing Negativism Network · 18 replies
    Newsmax ^ | 7/21/2014 | Melissa Clyne
    Ben Carson was the top vote-getter in a 2016 presidential straw poll at the weekends Western Conservative Summit in Denver, The Denver Post reported. Read Latest Breaking News from Newsmax.com http://www.newsmax.com/Politics/Carson-2016-straw-poll/2014/07/21/id/583821#ixzz38CmSgI00 Urgent: Should Obamacare Be Repealed? Vote Here Now!
  • Dr. Ben Carson really doesnt want to be president

    07/06/2014 6:41:22 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 41 replies
    Hotair ^ | 07/05/2014 | Jazz Shaw
    I attend a fair number of political shindigs, and for the rest of you who do also, you’re probably familiar with the sight of various groups pushing to Draft Ben Carson as a potential 2016 GOP nominee. I saw them out in force at the Northeast Republican Leadership Conference this year, and they’ve been making the rounds at all the other usual confabs. But what about Dr. Carson himself? Does he really want to take the big chair? Rare conducted an interview with him this week and lobbed the usual question. The answer may prove enlightening. Kurt Wallace: I...
  • Interesting Question.If It's Ben Carson 2016,Which Black President Will He Be?,The First?

    06/01/2014 5:51:23 PM PDT · by Cruz_West_Paul2016 · 53 replies
    Now this would make for an interesting debate.What if Ben Carson wins the election in 2016?,Will this change the order of Black Presidents?,Then we will have to rearrange the order.As of today,many still consider Bill Clinton to be the "First Black President",who is second?,Jimmy Carter?,Al Gore?,Hillary?.This would make for a great debate/conversation on media outlets."Ben Carson", First or Second Black President.Let's hear the views from our "All Star Panels" !!
  • From bad to worse: Dr. Ben Carson cannot be trusted on gun rights

    05/29/2014 9:53:54 PM PDT · by Nachum · 78 replies
    Examiner.com ^ | 5/29/14 | Kurt Hofmann
    Dr. Ben Carson, potential contender for the Republican presidential nomination in 2016, has been enjoying near "rock star" status in ostensibly conservative circles. If that continues, "conservatives" had might as well give up trying to cast themselves as representing the "pro-gun" position, because Carson's stance on guns is one that would probably not displease the Brady Campaign. Carson first raised gun owners' hackles in March, 2013, when he blithely told Glenn Beck that the right to own semi-automatic firearms is contingent on where one lives. From Mediate: But when asked whether people should be allowed to own semi-automatic weapons, the...
  • Ben Carson on 2nd Amendment: Needed In Case Govt Goes Off The Rail

    05/27/2014 6:59:23 PM PDT · by Rusty0604 · 46 replies
    CNS News ^ | 05/27/2014 | Michael W. Chapman
    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, said Carson. I would never allow the Second Amendment to be jeopardized. I do believe that it is necessary for people to begin to have rational discussions about things what kinds of weapons, said Carson. You know, I dont think tanks, for instance, would be a very good thing to be keeping in...
  • BEN CARSON ASKS 'CAN A DOCTOR BE PRESIDENT?'

    05/26/2014 10:46:54 AM PDT · by kingattax · 64 replies
    Breitbart TV ^ | 26 May 2014
    WATCH VIDEO AT LINKOn Monday, fueling the 2016 presidential speculation, conservative commentator Dr. Ben Carson released a video titled "Can a doctor be president?" Dr. Carson pointed out doctors are trained to be rational and make evidence based decisions in the video...
  • Ben Carson Weighs 'Calling' for Presidential Run

    05/15/2014 1:25:31 PM PDT · by kingattax · 72 replies
    Newsmax ^ | 15 May 2014 | By Melanie Batley
    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...
  • Carson for president backers report $4 million raised, campaign apparatus into place

    04/13/2014 12:48:55 AM PDT · by kingattax · 53 replies
    Fox News ^ | April 12, 2014
    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...
  • Ben Carson emerges as sleeper threat in N.H. Republican Party event straw poll

    03/16/2014 5:10:55 AM PDT · by ilovesarah2012 · 124 replies
    dailymail.co.uk ^ | March 15, 2014 | DAVID MARTOSKO
    Sen. Rand Paul and Gov. Chris Christie placed first and second in a straw poll held during this weekend's Northeast Republican Leadership Conference, but Dr. Ben Carson may have stolen the show without being a candidate for anything. He emerged in third place with 11 per cent support, tied with Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker and former Sen. Rick Santorum. Paul led them by less than four points, with 14.7 per cent support. Christie polled 13 per cent. A 'draft committee' intent on sparking Carson to run for the White House in 2016 raised more than $2.8 million in its first...
  • Deal killer: Heres why Dana Loesch cant support a Ben Carson campaign

    03/09/2014 4:29:49 PM PDT · by servo1969 · 29 replies
    Twitchy.com ^ | 3-8-2014 | Twitchy Staff
    So what do u think. Would you like to see Dr Carson run for president? #RunBenRun— Kira Davis (@KiraAynDavis) March 08, 2014 The CPAC audience loved Dr. Ben Carson’s fired-up speech on Saturday. As always, Twitter buzz shifted to talk about 2016. “@KiraAynDavis: So what do u think. Would you like to see Dr Carson run for president? #RunBenRun”He can actually say things that need sayin— Clarisse Ediss (@ClarisseEdiss) March 08, 2014 Carson-Rubio 2016……that's a ticket I would love to see— Rj Diego (@RJ_Diego11) March 08, 2014 Ben Carson is an awesome advocate for conservatism. There doesn’t need to...
  • Carson Willing to Step Down as Commencement Speaker After Protests [Gestapo Tactics!]

    03/29/2013 3:55:21 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 188 replies
    Newsmax ^ | March 29, 2013 | Greg Richter
    Carson Willing to Step Down as Commencement Speaker After Protests 29 Mar 2013 Greg Richter. A pediatric neurosurgeon who has become the darling of conservatives since speaking against nationalized healthcare is now under fire for comments he made about same-sex marriage. Dr. Benjamin Carson told Andrea Mitchell Reports on Friday that he would be willing to step down as commencement speaker at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine after faculty and students signed petitions asking that he not speak. I would say this is their day, and the last thing I would want to do is rain on their...
  • The 1st Black Republican President?

    03/18/2013 7:52:59 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 47 replies
    The Root ^ | March 17, 2013
    Famed surgeon and Obama critic Ben Carson fires up the Republican base gathered at CPAC.While Sarah Palin and her Big Gulp stunt generated the most laughs at CPAC, the Conservative Political Action Conference, the event made clear that she is no longer the GOP's rising star. Only five short years after she burst onto the national scene, Palin was overshadowed by those perceived as representing the GOP's best hope at reclaiming the White House. Among them was Florida Sen. Marco Rubio. But there was another rising star who emerged at this year's gathering. Only he's not a politician -- yet:...
  • Ben Carson for President

    02/09/2013 9:37:14 AM PST · by Katya · 78 replies
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | 02/08/2013 | Review and Outlook
    "Whether this weekend finds you blowing two feet of snow off the driveway or counting the hours until "Downton Abbey," make time to watch the video of Dr. Ben Carson speaking to the White House prayer breakfast this week. Seated in view to his right are Senator Jeff Sessions and President Obama. One doesn't look happy. You know something's coming when Dr. Carson says, "It's not my intention to offend anyone. But it's hard not to. The PC police are out in force everywhere."