Of the many reasons Dr. Ben Carson should run for Senate in Michigan
His wisdom and qualifications are at the top of the list.
The fact that his nomination will reveal the vile underbelly of the Democratic Party race-card machine is an added bonus.
From Nolan Finley in The Detroit News, Detroit native Carson could break barriers in Senate race (emphasis added):
Dr. Ben Carson is a Black History month staple. Each February, schoolchildren hear the story of the impoverished African-American boy from Detroit, a struggling student whose mother made him read two books a week until he bloomed into a scholar.
Leaving Detroit for Yale, Carson eventually found his way to John Hopkins, where he became one of the world’s most preeminent neurosurgeons, gaining international acclaim in 1987 for performing the first separation of twins conjoined at the head. He is held as an African-American hero.
But some are calling him a token, an Uncle Tom, a traitor to his race. Why?
Because he came out of the closet. As a conservative. Maybe even a Republican. And African Americans aren’t allowed to be Republican and keep full membership in their race.
The furor over Carson’s politics began in February, when he was invited to speak at the National Prayer Breakfast.
The doctor told an audience that included President Barack Obama that the president’s policies are hindering economic growth and opportunity in America.
Liberals screamed that Carson was parroting right-wing talking points and disrespecting the president.
Social networks lit up with diatribes against Carson, calling him a “house negro” and worse.
How much longer can the Democratic Party race-card charade continue?
Dr. Ben will not change the nature of the beast, but he will expose it once again.
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If Carson runs, a brilliant neurosurgeon will suddenly become a dumb Stepin Fetchit Uncle Tom who wants black people to miss out on all the goodies that government has given them over the past sixty years or so.
He shouldn’t stoop to running for the Senate- we need someone like him in the White House.
Completely agree. Lowering someone of his caliber into the morass of DC can only hurt his credibility.
But we do need people like him in DC..
Before we anoint him for a White House run, let’s see how he does with governance. I’d prefer my high political office holders to have some seasoning and show some skill in working with others.
Otherwise we’d end up electing first-term Senators who spend all their time campaigning, and you just watch what happens to our country if we ever do that…
It is amazing that when a successful man is black and refuses race card politics, he is demonized for supposedly accepting the very favoritism he refused. Carson dared to succeed on his own, an embarrassment to the race baiters.
The Sharptons and Jesses of the Democrat race card game have whipped any that dare stray from the Democrat plantation, while somehow blaming “whitey” for luring them into conservatism (and success). Fortunately whipping is now only figurative, and successful black men like Carson disregard the attacks with disdain.
The US Senate would be the best place for Carson to begin a political career. Because of Obamacare, deficits, and Entitlemaggedon on the horizon, I’m not sure we ought to risk a political neophyte atop a presidential ticket. Expertise in one field does not necessarily translate into competence in another.
Other than that, I’m all for this guy – if he firms up his to-date squishiness on the 2nd Amendment.
Thinking way outside the box, if the GOP continues its tone deaf ‘rebranding’ and slides closer to irrelevance, Dr. Ben Carson, currently and historically unaffiliated, would make a very top of the ticket candidate for a new third party, with the potential to draw big support for several large constituencies: minorities, moderate conservatives, disaffected Republicans, moderate Democrats, etc.
The Senate is also the most suitable place to find out what sort of politician he will prove to be.
The man has proven himself exceptional, and his rhetoric is in line with conservative principles, but as we all have seen many times, what truly matters is how (even if) one puts them into practice once in office.
Agree. I like this man a lot.
I am not prepared to vaunt him to be President.
This is stupid!
What do we know about this guy except he critized ObamaCare from a professional standpoint?
Remember how we fawned over that rino colon powerl? Then Dr Rice?
Its racist to select this untested minority for POTUS!
The Senate is way beneath this guy. And I think he knows it. I hope he does, anyway. I suggest he write a book about his thoughts on citizenship and the decay of our Constitutional republic (which he has talked about in compelling terms) and go on a national speaking tour a la Palin (or Reagan before them). This would serve him best, I think, whether he ends up deciding to run for President or not.
He’s anti-gun, not a good thing in Michgan.
Dr. Carson would be a fantastic governor or any position he wants after his retirement in June. He has been a resident of Maryland for the previous 30 years, isn’t residency in the state of Michigan a requirement for running? Or are you saying it would be impossible for him to run in the state of Maryland?
Not impossible to run, but pretty damn hard to win in a state like Maryland
Senator Carson would put a clamp on the fiscal aorta before the patient bled to death.
Heh. Good’n. Following your MD motif… maybe Washington DC needs a psychiatrist rather than a neurosurgeon? Then again, it’s the neurosurgeon you go to to perform a lobotomy.
If Carson decides to run, I’ll donate…
Carson running in Michigan wouldn’t change a damn thing.
Tell me, please, that nobody seriously thinks it’s really about “race” with the liberals-
Create a candidate using the list of criteria the liberals say they want, put an “R” behind the name, and see what happens.