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  • Donald Trump: Ben Carson May Help Pick VP

    05/05/2016 6:16:36 AM PDT · by GilGil · 40 replies
    US News ^ | 5/5/2016 | Joseph P. Williams
    Having essentially locked up the Republican presidential nomination, Donald Trump says he's about to set up a committee to find a potential running mates -- and he's reportedly wants Dr. Ben Carson, his former nomination rival-turned-campaign surrogate, to help conduct the search... Putting the retired neurosurgeon on the veep search committee, however, could generate some buzz among Trump supporters: a recent public-opinion survey found that voters want Trump to pick Carson as his running mate. But Trump on Wednesday intimated that he may have someone else in mind: "I think probably I would like to go with somebody with great...
  • Summing Up Ted Cruz's Horrible Night - Ben Carson Beat Him

    04/20/2016 7:48:11 PM PDT · by My Favorite Headache · 69 replies
    Zerohedge ^ | 04/20/2016
    Things did not go well for Ted Cruz last night, but his performance in New York's 16th District was especially depressive... Republican presidential hopeful Ted Cruz was so disliked in Westchester County’s 16th congressional district that residents cast more votes for Ben Carson - who is no longer running... Carson, who bowed out of the GOP race in March, was still featured on Tuesday’s ballot as his request to be removed was made after the deadline had passed. Roughly translated...You Get Nothing! One final thing... CRUZ HAS $9 MILLION IN BANK AS OF END-MARCH: CAMPAIGN MANAGER tick tock...
  • Cruz loses to Ben Carson in New York district

    04/20/2016 10:37:11 AM PDT · by proust · 11 replies
    The Hill ^ | 4/20/16 | Jessie Hellmann
    Republican presidential hopeful Ted Cruz was handed a stinging loss in the New York primary Tuesday, getting shut out of delegates by Donald Trump and John Kasich. And in at least one congressional district, the Texas senator lost to someone who has long since dropped out of the race: Ben Carson.
  • Ben Carson got thousands of votes in NY and even beat Ted Cruz in one district

    04/20/2016 10:17:19 AM PDT · by winoneforthegipper · 17 replies
    Syracuse ^ | 04/20/16 | Chris Baker
    SYRACUSE, N.Y. -- A vote for Ben Carson in Tuesday's primary really didn't matter. Not only did Carson drop out of the race last month, he actively rejected his own votes. But that didn't stop thousands of people from checking the "Ben Carson" box on the ballot yesterday. In fact, Carson even beat U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz in one district.
  • Ben Carson Spent $16 Million on Consultants, $1.3M on Campaign Payroll/Ads

    03/05/2016 7:06:09 AM PST · by COUNTrecount · 45 replies
    Breitbart ^ | March 4, 2016 | Breitbart News
    Ben Carson ran for president, and his consultants won. The political newcomer, who plans to announce Friday afternoon that he will become chairman of a group that encourages Christians to vote, raised $58 million, more money than any other GOP contender raised. But an Associated Press review of his campaign finance filings show Carson’s campaign is an extreme example of the big-money business of presidential politics. His campaign burned through the millions he raised by spending more on fundraising and consultants than on mass media advertising, on-the-ground employees and other things that could have swayed voters, the filings show. Over...
  • Ben Carson suspends campaign: sources

    03/02/2016 12:36:22 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 32 replies
    ABC News ^ | March 2, 2016 | Sinclair Broadcast Group
    WASHINGTON (SINCLAIR BROADCAST GROUP) -- Dr. Ben Carson suspended his campaign for the GOP presidential nomination Wednesday afternoon, bringing his outsider bid for the nomination to an end, officials close to the campaign told Sinclair Broadcast Group. Carson's campaign released an official statement announcing he would not be attending the Fox News GOP debate on Thursday...
  • Ben Carson suspends GOP presidential campaign [Four Left In the Race]

    03/02/2016 1:05:14 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 83 replies
    Mass Live ^ | 03/02/2016 | By Shira Schoenberg
    Retired neurosurgeon Ben Carson has suspended his presidential campaign after a dismal showing on Super Tuesday. Carson was one of the last five candidates remaining in the Republican presidential race. But he was unable to come in higher than fourth place in any of the 11 states to vote on March 1. In Massachusetts, he came in fifth, with just 2.6 percent of the vote. According to an Associated Press tally, Carson has earned just eight delegates so far. Frontrunner Donald Trump has 319, and 1,237 are needed to win the nomination. Carson's full statement is below: _______________________________________________ I have...
  • Dr. Ben Carson Suspends Campaign

    03/02/2016 11:44:54 AM PST · by Biggirl · 82 replies ^ | March 2, 2016 | Alex Swoyer
    GOP presidential candidate Dr Ben Carson is suspending his presidential campaign after failing to win a single state or collect many delegates through Super Tuesday.
  • Ben Carson calls for candidate meeting before GOP debate on Thursday

    03/01/2016 3:24:21 PM PST · by kevcol · 64 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | March 1, 2016 | Jennifer Harper
    Republican hopeful Ben Carson has gone on behavior patrol. He has called for a meeting of all the GOP candidates on Thursday, prior to the 11th presidential debate on Thursday in Detroit, to be aired by Fox News. . . "I am confident that the five remaining candidates can rise above the sophomoric attacks of past encounters and have a serious discussion about substantive issues and how we will lead our nation forward toward a more prosperous and secure future.
  • Ben Carson: Why I intend to stay in the GOP presidential race

    02/29/2016 4:09:44 PM PST · by SueRae · 31 replies
    Fox News ^ | 2/29/16 | Ben Carson, M.D.
    It seems like the only thing that’s guaranteed in this year’s election is the litany of punditry after every primary. This undiscussed industry has helped make politics more blood sport than democratic exercise. It seems to get nastier at every turn, as campaign flacks dressed up as journalists line up to savage candidates whose campaigns they see as a threat to their preferred politician. Some have even gone so far as to question my faith, integrity or party loyalty because I won’t kowtow to their demands to step away from the primary process. Is this what has become of politics...
  • The Paris Massacre Sunk Dr. Ben Carson

    02/10/2016 12:32:09 PM PST · by drewh · 21 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 6 hours ago | by JOEL B. POLLAK
    Ohio Gov. John Kasich seized second place in the New Hampshire primary on Tuesday evening, in a race Donald Trump had dominated since the fall. But others had also spent time in the second place slot behind Trump, including former Hewlett Packard CEO Carly Fiorina after her strong undercard debate performance in September; and Dr. Ben Carson, who was in second for much of the autumn, but finished in last place on Tuesday evening. What happened? A look at the RealClearPolitics averages allows us to pinpoint the exact moment when Carson began to fade, never to recover: Nov. 13, 2015....
  • Ben Carson: I’m Open to Being Donald Trump's Vice President

    02/09/2016 3:24:15 PM PST · by Libloather · 73 replies
    Mediaite via MSN ^ | 2/09/16 | Alex Griswold
    Republican presidential candidate Ben Carson said on the day of the New Hampshire primary that he was open to serving as vice president under another candidate, specifically saying that he would be willing to sit down and discuss it with Donald Trump. "Would you be ever open to a VP spot?" asked Fox Business host Neil Cavuto. "I would have to have major philosophical alignment with whoever it was," Carson responded. "I would have to have guarantees that I could do some substantial things." Cavuto asked whether that applied to Donald Trump as well. "I certainly would sit down and...
  • Fourth-placed Ben Carson flees Iowa for Florida before the results are in claiming he (tr)

    02/01/2016 10:49:49 PM PST · by TigerClaws · 21 replies
    Ben Carson may have come up short in Iowa but he is ready to get back out on the campaign trail - as soon as he gets some fresh clothes. In one of his most bizarre statements to date, Carson told reporters on Monday that he would be leaving Iowa early so he could go to Florida and get some clean clothes. His communications director Larry Ross then confirmed this in a statement released to the media, which read; 'After spending 18 consecutive days on the campaign trail, Dr. Carson needs to go home and get a fresh set of...
  • BREAKING: Ben Carson Suspends Campaign – Iowa Staffers Involved in Serious Accident

    01/19/2016 11:58:16 AM PST · by patriotgal1787 · 61 replies
    Right Wing News ^ | Jan 19, 2016 | Terresa Monroe-Hamilton Print this article Font size -16+
    Dr. Ben Carson has just announced he is suspending his run for the presidency temporarily. Some of his staff members were in a serious accident today… one of them is in grave condition. Carson will fly to Omaha to be with that staff member’s family. Three student volunteers and a campaign staffer were in the vehicle that slid on an icy road. Just this weekend, Carson took the stage at the South Carolina Tea Party Coalition Convention in Myrtle Beach, where he told enthusiasts that “every venue” during his latest Iowa swing “was standing room only.” He added, “I believe...
  • Carson suspends campaign to help injured staffers

    CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCIV) -- After appearing in Myrtle Beach and Columbia, Presidential candidate Ben Carson returned to the Holy City Tuesday and announced he was suspending his run for the presidency. Dr. Carson appeared at the Historic Rotary Club of Charleston's weekly luncheon and broke the news that some of his staffers were in a bad accident, saying one of them was in "grave condition."
  • The Erick Erickson Show:Karl Rove Helping Ben Carson Has Everything to do With Ted Cruz

    11/29/2015 6:43:35 AM PST · by Isara · 107 replies
    Erickon the Radio ^ | November 28, 2015
    The press corps tends to go with the cheap, easy, and spoon-fed narrative. That narrative is that Karl Rove is opening doors and rolodexes for Ben Carson to stop Donald Trump.That’s not it and people in the know, know it.Carson is collapsing and his support is headed to Ted Cruz. In Iowa and elsewhere, Carson voters are toying with Cruz and Rubio. Rove wants an establishment guy. On Bloomberg Politics With All Due Respect earlier this week, Rove listed Bush, Christie and Marco Rubio as the three candidates most likely to knock Trump off when “the other 70 to 75...
  • Ben Carson stumbles on American history, again

    11/23/2015 7:38:48 AM PST · by VinL · 35 replies
    SunTimes ^ | 11/23/15 | Chad Merda
    Ben Carson may want to brush up on his American history, especially when one of his favorite topics ... the Founding Fathers ...are concerned. For the second time in weeks, he botched a reference to Thomas Jefferson. During a C-SPAN interview that aired Sunday night, host Steve Scully pointed out that Carson talks a lot about the Founding Fathers and asked Carson if he has one in particular that he's most impressed with. "I'm impressed by a lot of them, but particularly impressed with Thomas Jefferson, who seemed to have very deep insight into the way that people would react,"...
  • Secret Service to start protecting Ben Carson this week

    11/09/2015 6:43:21 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 13 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Nov 9, 2015 7:09 PM EST | Steve Peoples
    Republican presidential contender Ben Carson will begin receiving Secret Service protection this week. A Carson aide says the Secret Service will take over security for the campaign beginning Wednesday morning. That will dramatically increase security for Carson's appearance that day at Liberty University in Virginia. ...
  • Is Ben Carson's campaign one big con?

    11/04/2015 6:18:09 PM PST · by Amntn · 98 replies
    The Week ^ | 11/4/15 | Paul Waldman
    Ben Carson's presidential campaign is many things. A curiosity, an oddity, a fascinating yet disturbing commentary on today's Republican Party? Absolutely. But there's also some reason to believe that it's a giant confidence game. That isn't to say that Carson isn't genuinely trying to become president. He has even moved into the lead in a couple of recent national polls. But the inner workings of his campaign will look awfully familiar to those who understand how one right-wing movement has been bilking gullible conservatives over the last half-century. Like many outsider candidates, Carson is relying on small donors to raise...
  • Sounds Like Carville Just Called Ben Carson 'Chauncey Gardiner'

    11/04/2015 3:48:58 PM PST · by governsleastgovernsbest · 26 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Can you imagine the liberal outrage if a Republican called a prominent Dem candidate "Chauncey Gardiner," the simple soul from the Peter Sellers film Being There? The cries of racism might well cost such a hapless Republican his job. But don't expect James Carville to pay any price. On today's With All Due Respect, Carville said that a frustrated Bush "can't believe that Chauncey Gardiner [laughs] and Trump and all these people are running ahead of him." Given that Carson and Trump are the two front-runners, and that Carson, while brilliant, is soft-spoken, there would seem little doubt that Carville...
  • A tale of two Carsons

    11/05/2015 5:39:41 AM PST · by jimbo123 · 45 replies
    CNN ^ | 11/5/15 | Scott Glover and Maeve Reston,
    Ben Carson, the soft-spoken, Yale-educated brain surgeon who has surged in the GOP presidential race, has written and spoken powerfully of divine intervention at several pivotal moments in his life. At the core of his narrative of spiritual redemption are his acts of violence as an angry young man - stabbing, rock throwing, brick hurling and baseball bat beating - that preceded Carson's sudden transformation into the composed figure who stands before voters today. In his 1990 autobiography, "Gifted Hands: The Ben Carson Story," Carson describes those acts as flowing from an uncontrollable "pathological temper." The violent episodes he has...
  • Carson Plummets After Debate (Trump 31-15)

    11/03/2015 1:01:16 PM PST · by usafa92 · 226 replies
    Reuters ^ | 11/3/2015 | Reuters
    Support for retired neurosurgeon Ben Carson fell significantly after last week's CNBC debate, while Donald Trump remains the leader of the pack.
  • Top Carson adviser praises Farrakhan urges Nation of Islam be paid by taxpayers to patrol Chicago

    11/02/2015 8:57:50 AM PST · by Oldpuppymax · 25 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 11/2/15 | Kevin "Coach" Collins
    This is a story that contrasts the managerial skill of Ben Carson with that of Donald Trump. It is very unlikely Trump would handle this the same way Carson is handling it. It might have gone under the radar of the mainstream media, but the blogosphere has told an interesting story about one of Ben Carson’s advisers that directly reflects on the presidential candidate’s ability to hire quality people to help him administer his affairs. Given his public questioning of Muslims’ suitability to hold positions of trust, it is not insignificant that a top adviser of Carson has called for...
  • Ben Carson Caught On Camera Claiming Mannatech Magically Cured His Prostate Cancer

    Even as Dr. Ben Carson touts his medical expertise as a qualification in his candidacy for President, he is stuck having to explain why he once claimed that his prostate cancer had been cured by a junk science supplement consisting of aloe vera and tree bark. Carson, who has rejected most modern scientific principles during his campaign as he is rejected climate change and other basics, has been caught on video making the claims as part of a pyramid scheme promoting the supplement , even as he denied any connection during the third republican debate. In what might be the...
  • Ben Carson Is Receiving So Many Death Threats the Secret Service Is Stepping In

    10/20/2015 6:52:23 AM PDT · by Tennessean4Bush · 48 replies
    Independent Journal Review ^ | October 19, 2015 | Katie LaPotin
    According to a report published in Newsmax over the weekend, a source close to the government agency has confirmed that the Secret Service will provide Donald Trump with approximately two dozen agents as early as next week. Additionally, Newsmax reported that the Secret Service will provide government protection to former Johns Hopkins neurosurgeon Ben Carson. According to the government source, the agency’s decision was prompted by an “off the charts” number of threats, including death threats and terrorist chatter.
  • Secret Service to Protect Trump, Carson as Threats Grow

    10/17/2015 4:02:39 PM PDT · by Hostage · 130 replies
    Newsmax ^ | Saturday, 17 Oct 2015 | Todd Beamon
    The Secret Service will give agent protection to Ben Carson and Donald Trump while heavily upgrading Hillary Clinton's existing detail, a Washington source close to the agency’s plans confirmed to Newsmax. The deployment of agents around Republican candidates Trump and Carson is set to begin as early as next week. Approximately two dozen agents will be assigned to each candidate.
  • Trump, Carson demand that next debate be limited to 2 hours

    10/15/2015 8:09:18 PM PDT · by BlackFemaleArmyCaptain · 71 replies
    yahoo ^ | 10/15/2015
    Republican presidential candidates Donald Trump and Ben Carson are threatening to boycott the next GOP debate over its proposed format, underscoring a rare political alliance between the leading outsider candidates. In a joint letter to CNBC's Washington bureau chief Thursday, the billionaire businessman and retired neurosurgeon told the hosting network they will not appear at the Oct. 28 debate unless it's capped at two hours with commercials and the candidates are allowed to speak directly to the camera at its opening and close.
  • Neurosurgeon Ben Carson undergoes cancer surgery [Aug 06, 2002]

    10/15/2015 2:15:18 PM PDT · by Robert DeLong · 57 replies
    Baltimore Sun ^ | August 06, 2002 | Jonathan Bor
    Dr. Benjamin S. Carson, renowned chief of pediatric neurosurgery at Johns Hopkins Hospital, underwent a two-hour operation at Hopkins yesterday for prostate cancer and should be ready to go home by Saturday, his surgeon said. Although tests indicating whether the cancer had spread will take a few days to complete, Dr. Patrick Walsh said, the disease appeared confined to the prostate gland. If lab studies confirm that, he said, the possibility for a cure will be high. "Everything looked good," said Walsh, Hopkins' chief of urology. "I've said I think this is a curable cancer, and everything today looked compatible...
  • Carson: Hey, I'm Taking a Break From Campaigning For a Few Weeks To Sell Books

    10/15/2015 11:45:52 AM PDT · by Amntn · 56 replies ^ | 10/15/15 | Guy Benson
    This man is in second place nationally, and tied for first if you believe a few recent polls. He's steadily gained momentum and ground on Donald Trump, and now he's going to capitalize on his momentum by...stepping away from the campaign trail for two weeks for a hybrid fundraising push/book tour. ABC News reports: Republican presidential contender Dr. Ben Carson has put his public campaign events on hold for two more weeks to go on book tour for his new tome “A More Perfect Union” and catch up on fundraising events. The campaign has been careful to separate campaign events...
  • Cruz isn’t the second choice of Trump voters

    10/15/2015 5:57:40 AM PDT · by BlackFemaleArmyCaptain · 134 replies
    Hot Air ^ | 10/14/2015 | Henry Olsen
    The FOX national poll also asked the first/second choice question, but did not provide direct tabs of the share of Trump backers who chose Cruz, et al, as their second choice. It did, however, do the next best thing: it gave the entire GOP race standings if Trump were out. Trump polled 26 percent in the overall standings and Cruz polled 8 percent. Without Trump, Cruz rose to 11 percent, a three point gain. Three divided by 26 is about 11 1/2 percent, nearly identical to the thirteen percent from the other two polls. This might seem to be too...
  • Carson puts public campaign events on hold [he's got books to sell!]

    10/15/2015 7:04:05 AM PDT · by GIdget2004 · 14 replies
    The Hill ^ | 10/15/2015 | Mark Hensch
    GOP presidential candidate Ben Carson is stepping away from the campaign trail to promote his new book, “A More Perfect Union,” according to ABC News. The network reported late Wednesday that Carson is scheduled for over 20 private fundraisers during the next 14 days, but has no public campaign appearances planned. It added that Carson’s last public campaign event was on Oct. 2. He is scheduled to appear during the GOP’s third presidential debate in Boulder, Colo. on Oct. 28. ABC News said that Carson’s campaign is keeping his campaign separate from his book’s promotional efforts to avoid questions about...
  • EXCLUSIVE: Records show Ben Carson became Republican less than one year ago

    10/13/2015 6:04:40 AM PDT · by BlackFemaleArmyCaptain · 66 replies
    the american mirror ^ | 10/12/2015 | Kyle Olson
    Republican presidential front runner Donald Trump has received a lot of scrutiny for donating to Democratic politicians in the past. But Republican primary voters may be curious to know why one of his chief rivals, Dr. Ben Carson, officially joined the Republican Party less than one year ago. The American Mirror has obtained several public records that show Dr. Ben Carson, one of Trump’s chief rivals, did not affiliate with the Republican Party until he changed his voter registration on October 31, 2014. Carson filed this “record update/change” on that date to change his party affiliation to “Republican Party of...
  • Exclusive:Carson Says Mainstream Media Can't Stand Thought Of A Black Conservative

    10/12/2015 8:19:26 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 27 replies ^ | October 12, 2015 | Adelle Nazarian
    Republican presidential candidate Dr. Ben Carson says one of his predictions is coming true: The mainstream media is manipulating reality, based on its ideological underpinnings, to come after him during his presidential campaign.
  • People are making fun of Ben Carson’s wife

    10/11/2015 12:20:34 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 102 replies
    Naturally Moi ^ | October 4, 2015 | Staff
    There is a meme circulating that appears to be making fun of Dr Ben Carson’s wife, Lacena. The meme shows the image of the Carsons next to a picture of the Obamas, highlighting the difference in beauty between Mrs. Carson and Mrs. Obama. There is also a noticable difference in the ladies’ style of dress and fashion sense. While Mrs. Obama will go down in history as one of the gorgeous first ladies of all-time, Mrs. Carson probably will not. Some think the image is funny and realistic, but others have taken offense. Demetria Luca, writing for, says this:...
  • J. Christian Adams: Constitutional conservatives SHOULD NOT support Ben Carson anymore

    10/09/2015 2:45:30 AM PDT · by sheikdetailfeather · 19 replies
    The Right Scoop ^ | 10-8-2015 | The Right Scoop
    J. Christian Adams tweeted out tonight that not a single constitution conservative should support Ben Carson anymore because of his support for the reauthorization of the Voting Rights Act:

    10/07/2015 10:44:28 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 135 replies
    National Enquirer ^ | 10/7/15 | Sharon Churcher
    Judging by White House wannabe Ben Carson’s track record as a neurosurgeon, his presidential campaign should be declared dead on arrival! In a bombshell investigation into his medical career, The National ENQUIRER has exclusively learned the now retired doc allegedly butchered one patient’s brain — and EVEN left a sponge in another’s skull! According to at least six malpractice lawsuits against Carson obtained by The ENQUIRER, the Republican candidate allegedly rushed patients into surgery, and brandished a scalpel like a meat cleaver! “He’s totally untrustworthy!” one former patient, Karly Bailey, told The ENQUIRER. The Florida woman claimed Carson spent “maybe...
  • Ben Carson: CAIR Broke the Law in Its Political Attacks (sics IRS on them)

    10/03/2015 5:44:00 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 14 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 10/03/2015 | Breitbart News
    From Bradford Richardson writing at The Hill: Republican presidential candidate Ben Carson says a nonprofit Islamic advocacy group broke the law by calling for him to drop out of the presidential race. “The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) held a public press conference demanding that I withdraw from the presidential race,” Carson said in an email to supporters Saturday. “Here’s the catch – CAIR is a tax-exempt nonprofit, and the IRS rules explicitly prohibit such groups from intervening in political campaigns on behalf of – or in opposition to – a candidate,” the email continues.
  • Establishment Barrages Ben Carson To Drain Trump’s Diverse Coalition

    09/22/2015 9:45:16 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 20 replies ^ | 9/22/15 | Neil Munro
    The GOP establishment is apparently so worried about Donald Trump that it’s working with Democrats and even Islamists to attack nice-guy Dr. Ben Carson. By attacking Carson as “anti-Muslim,” it may be possible to shift some of Trump’s evangelical and social-conservative supporters over to join Carson’s team, just a few days after Trump told evangelicals that “I’m one of you.” The GOP’s establishment loser in 2012, Gov. Mitt Romney, joined in late Monday, with a tweet saying “Of course, no religious test for the presidency–every faith adds to our national character.” That pro-diversity, pro-Islam slam was quickly backed by one...
  • Ben Carson Clarifies Muslim Remarks: I Won’t Support Anyone Who Wants Theocracy

    09/21/2015 7:53:02 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 44 replies
    Mediaite ^ | 21 Sep 2015 | Josh Feldman
    Ben Carson appeared with Sean Hannity tonight to clarify what he meant when he said “I would not advocate that we put a Muslim in charge of this nation.”On Meet the Press yesterday, Carson said that he doesn’t believe Muslims should be president because their faith does not align with the Constitution. He was criticized left and right, but his campaign defended the remarks and insisted the people are with them on this.On Hannity tonight, Carson said that “we do not put people at the leadership of our country whose faith might interfere with them carrying out the duties...
  • Dr. Ben Carson: President Should Be ‘Sworn in on a Stack of Bibles, Not a Koran’

    09/21/2015 7:47:14 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 11 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 21 Sep 2015 | Breitbart News
    Republican presidential hopeful Ben Carson is standing by his view that a Muslim should not be president of the United States, telling The Hill in an interview on Sunday that whoever takes the White House should be “sworn in on a stack of Bibles, not a Koran.” Carson ignited a media firestorm in a Sunday morning interview with Chuck Todd on “Meet the Press,” in which he said he “would not advocate that we put a Muslim in charge of this nation.” “I absolutely would not agree with that,” Carson said.
  • Ben Carson in CAIR’s Crosshairs

    09/21/2015 8:41:19 AM PDT · by SJackson · 45 replies
    Frontpagemagazine ^ | September 21, 2015 | Robert Spencer
    Ben Carson in CAIR’s Crosshairs Hamas-linked CAIR wants a Muslim President, and wants Carson to drop out for not wanting one. September 21, 2015 Robert Spencer    If Ibrahim Hooper of the Hamas-linked Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) has any say in the matter, whoever the next President is, it won’t be Ben Carson. “He is not qualified to be president of the United States,” fumed Hooper, no doubt an unimpeachable authority on who is and is not qualified to be President, on Sunday. “You cannot hold these kinds of views and at the same time say you will represent all Americans, of...
  • Why Americans are uncomfortable voting for a Muslim for President

    09/20/2015 11:58:36 PM PDT · by Vision Thing · 51 replies
    American Thinker ^ | September 21, 2015 | Ed Straker
    Ben Carson has said that it would not be appropriate for a Muslim to be president. I instinctively disagreed with classifying any group of people as unsuited to be president… (snip) …you don't see leaders of the Islamic community standing up and speaking out about the problems in the Islamic world… (snip) That's why Americans are uncomfortable with the idea of a Muslim president, because there is not yet leaders among them who not only speak out about these problems but embrace the idea of religious and social pluralism. (snip)
  • It’s Time to Pull the Plug on Dr. Ben Carson’s Campaign

    09/19/2015 10:00:42 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 110 replies
    Daily Beast ^ | 09/19/2015 | P. J. O’Rourke
    Ben Carson is brilliant and kind. Therefore, he has no business running for president. There is nary a word to be said against Dr. Ben Carson. He is a soft-spoken gentleman of civilized refinement—broadly educated, highly skilled, widely accomplished, and universally respected. And he rose from a background of social adversity and economic deprivation that makes President Obama look like the lost Bush brother. Thus Ben Carson makes us feel small. By “us” I mean the part of America filled with funk and failure. This is the America where political pundits reside. We pundits have done our best to cut...
  • Ben Carson calls for guest-worker status for immigrants

    09/13/2015 9:51:40 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 49 replies
    AP Fresno Business Journal ^ | 8/8/15 | JANIE HAR
    Republican presidential hopeful Ben Carson jabbed Tuesday at front-runner Donald Trump's proposal to deport everyone who is in the country illegally, calling the plan impractical. "People who say that have no idea what that would entail" legally and otherwise, Carson said, adding: "Where you going to send them?" The retired neurosurgeon spoke before The Commonwealth Club of California on Tuesday in a 75-minute event in which he took questions from the audience on topics ranging from abortion to immigration, taxation to race relations. Carson's longshot candidacy is buoyed by humor and a self-deprecating demeanor that some would-be voters say they...
  • Ben Carson's perplexing stance on abortion

    09/10/2015 7:31:50 AM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 33 replies | Katie Glueck
    Ben Carson’s presidential campaign is surging on a wave of support from socially conservative voters inspired by his passionate talk about faith and his attacks on Planned Parenthood. But while Carson insists he’s a fierce opponent of abortion, he also defends a long series of actions on the issue that are sharply at odds with the beliefs of the very voters fueling his rise. Carson, a retired pediatric neurosurgeon, has referred women to doctors who perform abortions, was a trustee of a foundation that gave hundreds of thousands of dollars to Planned Parenthood, and his campaign struggles to articulate which...
  • Ben Carson Tied For Lead With Donald Trump in Iowa,Poll Finds

    08/31/2015 11:33:14 AM PDT · by Red Steel · 61 replies
    abc ^ | Aug 31st, 2015 11:57am | Ryan Stryuk
    A new poll released Monday shows Ben Carson tied with Donald Trump for the lead in Iowa with 23 percent support, marking the first time since mid-July ... The Monmouth University poll shows the surgeon’s support has unexpectedly increased by 15 points...Iowa frontrunner Scott Walker has dropped 15 points to fifth place now. Businesswoman Carly Fiorina holds third place in the new poll with 10 percent ... Ted Cruz is in fourth place in the poll with 9 percent support, while Jeb Bush has sunk to 6th place with 5 percent of the vote. ...
  • Ben Carson surges past Jeb Bush to No. 2 spot as Republicans embrace outsiders

    08/28/2015 6:11:04 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 26 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 8/28/15 | David Sherfinski and Stephen Dinan
    Retired neurosurgeon Ben Carson has surged to the No. 2 spot in the GOP field, overtaking former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush and, combined with front-running businessman Donald Trump, gives outsiders a firm grip atop the Republican presidential race. Combined, the two men have 40 percent of the vote in the latest Quinnipiac University Poll. Add in businesswoman Carly Fiorina’s 5 percent, and nearly half of Republicans say their No. 1 choice for president is someone who has never won a public election. But it’s Mr. Carson’s swelling support that stands out. “He’s the safe rebel,” said Michael McKenna, a GOP...
  • Keep Ben Carson away from the White House

    08/25/2015 8:03:10 AM PDT · by rktman · 22 replies ^ | 8/25/2015 | Mychal Massie
    I’ve made it clear that I would not trust Ben Carson with the keys to the Oval Office, and I am now of the opinion I wouldn’t trust him with the keys to a Cabinet post, either. (See “Dr. Ben Carson for president: Not so fast,” Feb. 6, 2014.) Carson is a without question one of the most gifted doctors in the history of medicine – but beyond that, he is either naďve, clueless, or he secretly supports an agenda or aspects thereof that have contributed to the racial divide in America. And as you will see, his disagreeable heterodoxy...
  • Why Ben Carson Is Unexpectedly Surging Ahead

    08/19/2015 12:38:47 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 46 replies (Houston, TX) ^ | 08/19/2015 | RYAN STRUYK
    Second place in Iowa. Top three nationally. No, it's not Jeb Bush or Scott Walker -- it's Ben Carson. The neurosurgeon, who has never held elected office, is emerging from the middle tier as a top contender after the first Republican debate. Carson, the only black candidate in the 2016 presidential field, is polling at 12 percent in a national Fox News poll out Sunday and 14 percent in a CNN Iowa poll out last week -- good enough for second place in the GOP field behind only Donald Trump. Carson is in third place in a national CNN poll...
  • Dr. Ben Carson’s campaign admits he referred women to abortionists

    08/19/2015 8:39:42 AM PDT · by wagglebee · 75 replies
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 8/18/15 | Ben Johnson
    WASHINGTON, D.C., August 18, 2015 (LifeSiteNews) - Republicans most trust Dr. Ben Carson and Mike Huckabee to handle the issue of abortion, according to a recent CNN poll. However, a series of statements from Carson's campaign, and from Dr. Carson himself, have led to questions about the clarity of his pro-life views about when life begins, how RU-486 works, and his views on experimenting with aborted fetal tissue, among other issues. On Tuesday, the Carson campaign defended his decision to refer women to abortionists if the child suffered from fetal deformities. "Referring it on does not mean he is advocating...