Ben Carson as a politician - discussion

Benjamin Solomon "Ben" Carson, Sr. (born September 18, 1951) is an American author and retired neurosurgeon. He was the first surgeon to successfully separate conjoined twins joined at the head. In 2008 he was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom by President George W. Bush. After delivering a widely publicized speech at the 2013 National Prayer Breakfast, he became a popular conservative figure in political media for his views on social and political issues. Carson has announced that he will seek the Republican nomination for President of the United States in 2016. More:

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Feb 3, 2016

Carson, like so many of the Republican candidates for 2016, is a sign of the completely debased electoral system and political culture that we have now.

I do not merely say this as a result of my personal values or disagreements with him. I say this because the man is gonzo. Just the fact that he is willing to continue to insist, in public, that the pyramids were used for something that they emphatically were not (and that no expert will support him on) should disqualify him for any reasonable person.

I understand that many people want a political outsider. That is a fine instinct. But when you don't like the mechanics at your local shop, you don't hire the homeless man screaming at the pigeons to look at your car. Even non-politicians should prove that they have actual political acumen if they want the job. Carson is just not qualified.

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Sep 23, 2015

Love the guy. Very balanced in his views. Very open-minded, but lives his own dedication to his faith and his family. You've got to love someone like that- politician or not.

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