Dr. Ben Carson is a retired neurosurgeon, the first neurosurgeon to successfully separate conjoined twins joined at the head – interesting right? Dr. Carson became a popular conservative figure in the political media for his views on social and political issues after his widely publicized speech at the 2013 National Prayer Breakfast.
On Sunday night, Dr. Carson told Sinclair Broadcasting that he plans to announce his candidacy for president of the United States. He is expected to make the official announcement Monday morning at the Detroit Music Hall Center for the Performing Arts. Due to his ailing mother, who is suffering from Alzheimer’s disease, campaign spokeswoman Deana Bass said Monday the trip would be rescheduled to allow Dr. Carson to fly to Dallas to be with his mother.
Carson, 63, will become the fourth candidate to formally seek the Republican nomination in the 2016 race. Texas Sen. Ted Cruz, Florida Sen. Marco Rubio and Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul have also announced their candidacies amid a widening field. Although he is a newcomer, he is also a favorite among the conservatives for his outspoken criticism of Obamacare.
Now just because Dr. Carson is not very much experienced in this line of work, that has not turned him away from the campaign. In the Real Clear Politics average of polls last month, Carson surveyed right in the middle of the potential GOP field, ahead of more seasoned or better-known GOP contenders such as former Texas Gov. Rick Perry and former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum, and he took fifth place with 9% support in the last CNN/ORC survey, conducted in March.
It still marked decline from late February, when he was polling in the top three of the pack, indicating he still has some work to do in proving himself, but Ben Carson will not stop until he is president.
Mr.Carson also has his own endorsement page stating:
Are you tired of Obamacare, constitutional violations, reckless spending, overwhelming debt, and divisive political games from both sides of the aisle?
I know you are… and you are not alone!
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We don’t want the GOP Establishment’s endorsement… we want YOUR endorsement!
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So don’t let the establishment pick the GOP nominee in 2016.
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It’s time to take America back!
Check out Ben Carson’s speech at the National Prayer Breakfast.