The presidential race can be a long and unforgiving process for candidates, and none are a better example of that than Dr. Ben Carson.
Facing polling number that have been struggling for months and a shrinking bank account, Carson’s campaign seems headed for heartbreak. And according to insiders, his concession could come as early as next week.
As first reported by Breitbart, Armstrong Williams — a longtime business adviser of Carson’s that worked on his campaign in 2015 — believes that Carson will drop his bid for the presidency “sooner rather than later” after failing to finish even close to a win in a single Republican primary.
And if current polls are to be believed, next week’s Super Tuesday primaries will be a disaster for Carson, leaving him unable to raise more money or credibly advance himself as a serious candidate.
In the Breitbart interview, Williams told host Stephen K. Bannon, “While we’re heading to Super Tuesday next week… he had some tough choices to make. There’s no question… You have to admit, you see the handwriting on the wall.”
“Listen, that time will come,” Armstrong added. “There’s no doubt about that. But it will be Dr. Carson’s decision and his alone. And that may happen between now, and March 2.”
March 2 is the day after Super Tuesday — and, at that point, it’s likely that voters will have made Carson’s decision for him.
Main Street says
He’d make a great Surgeon General.
Dr. Carson is for forced vaccinations under all circumstances.
old squid says
Well I had all my shots and servived and didn’t get sick we do need some rules to live by. Other wise I could go postal and just say it’s OK so lets all get in the mix. The thing is Dr Carson was ahead of Hillary in the pools that is why the Republicans went after him early they along with the democrats fear him because they will all end up in jail with him in office.
My heart goes out to Dr. Carson. He is such a sweet and sincere man. I believe he would be a wonderful president, however it does look like it’s just not in the cards for him….it is our loss. I am glad he didn’t give in to the name calling and mud slinging. God bless you Dr. Carson!
Amen! He would bring God back in our country! He is sincere and humble. I heard this great man talk on two occasions in Las Vegas. He has some good plans if he had ever been allowed to actually talk. This man is BRILLIANT! God bless you Dr. Ben Carson!
Amen! He would bring God back in our country! He is sincere and humble. I heard this great man talk on two occasions in Las Vegas. He has some good plans if he had ever been allowed to actually talk. This man is BRILLIANT! God bless you Dr. Ben Carson!
Lois Wenk says
He is not quitting and Williams is a defector to Trump. Get the facts right. Trump is doing the same slander that HE POINTED OUT CRUZ DID! Vote for Carson do not believe these lies.
chenango fair says
WHEN IS AMERICA GOING TO WAKE UP & “DUMP TRUMP” – THEN MAYBE THERE WILL BE A CHANCE TO “MAKE AMERICA GREAT AGAIN” !!!
I agree. He is a man with a lot of integrity. He would have made a wonderful President.
s propst says
Ray Downen says
AND it’s very possible that BEN CARSON is the only candidate who could win the general election. I would vote for Donald Trump only if he bulldozes his way in to become the Republican candidate, and then only holding my nose as I voted. This nation does not need another dictator! It needs BEN CARSON or Senator Ted Cruz as our next President. Whoever is president will face disasters larger than the great depression as we face the realities of our national debt and the many enemies of liberty in many parts of the world (including now in the U.S.A.).
NO, WE “NEED” a LEADER. ALL the others are FOLLOWING TRUMP. They’ve been in GOV. for some time now, and HAVE NOT DONE ANYTHING. TRUMP and HIS TEAM for 2016
Junior Billings says
Hey I think you must be smelling your upper lip and trump is not trying to be a Dictator he only wants to make America great again so if you would have to hold your nose to vote for him I don’t think he would want your vote to me you are just some one who wants to be noticed
Don Loux says
I’m with you Ray. I have already picked out my cloths pin for my nose if and when Trump is nominated. Carson has always been my man and I carry a sticker around on my car to that effect. Trump sounds just like Hitler did in the early 30’s! And we know how that turned out!
I sincerely agree with you–Trump represents an extreme which has never shown to be good. Look at Obozo! We American’s seem to only get very reactionary and go the extreme opposite way from what we dislike–not stopping to examine all the options. Ben Carson is truly someone to respect on all levels. Cruz actually has a history of doing what he said he has done and will protect our constitution–given there is anything left…Trump’s uncouth approach is often an embarrassment and though he does make sense on many points, his crass demeanor lowers him in my eyes. Of course I would vote for him–but only if that is what we have left against shillary.
Yes, Carson is the best candidate & don’t know what Williams game is or even if this story is accurate. He is stupid to make such comments if he is a friend of Ben Carson.
Ben Carson is not quitting as long as he has support. He also has the best programs & plans & is a proven leader who has shown that he can work w others to get things done. Cruz doesn’t seem to get along well w others & Trump has been CEO (dictator) of his own co. I think he would get frustrated like Obama has in having to work w congress, not just dictate. In fact he already said he would issue an executive order that all cop killers get the death penalty. But those cases are usually state, not feel weak cases. & several states have officially gotten rid of the death penalty & several others have de facto moratoriums on it.
Also even for federal cases that should be congress who makes laws & the judicial that litigates & prosecutes them.
Also in the debate Trump rashly basically said to go ahead & bring on trade wars w Mexico & China. Carson has a better plan to deal w trade imbalances w his flat tax plan that is rated the top plan by Steve Forbes & highly rated by others. That is simple & would bring corporate profits home.
& imagine very simple income taxes w out all those hoops to jump thru we have today.
Is the Constitution the Supreme Law of the Land?
Cristi Loken says
After what Ted Cruz did to his brother in the Lord Ben Carson I would never vote for Cruz. I believe Ted Cruz and the media together destroyed Carson’s campaign because Cruz wanted the Christian vote. Dr Carson spoke at our church before he ran for POTUS he’s a great man and was my first choice. In my Christian faith you don’t treat brothers and sisters the way Cruz treated Carson. Cruz pulled Carson in to a broom closet for crying out loud just to get him to drop out.
please stop taking what ever medication you are on because surely you can not believe what you are saying
He is not for forced vaccinations under all circumstances. He is for childhood illness vaccinations on well children. So are all the pediatricians in this country. He is not for forcing you or me to get the flu vaccination, shingles vaccination, etc. As a RN, I 100% agree with him. If that is the only reason you would not vote for someone, you need vaccinating against ignorance.
I totally agree with you! Ben will heal this country and get rid of all the GREED! People are lazy and won’t do there research, that is why we are in such a mess today!
If people did their research, Trump would not be leading in the polls. People need to spend some time checking into candidates history before providing their support and vote. Trump isn’t that much different than Obama. He is increasingly acting unstable. The last thing we need is another mental case in the highest office in the land. Trump is a bully who covers up his insecurities by attacking those he considers his superiors. Like Obama, Trump has a very thin skin. He cannot take criticism and will lash out at anyone who challenges him. He has yet to make his tax records available and has views more radical left than right. I continue hearing about how Trump is a conservative, but his views on key issues are not even moderate, much less conservative. If you agree that we need more gun control, if your support abortion and the selling of baby parts by Planned Parenthood and believe the government should run our healthcare system and have a single payer system, using obamacare, then Trump is your man. He does not support Israel, just like Obama. At least some of his business dealings have been suspect and he has been accused of fraud. Yet, he continues to attack others and calls Cruz a liar. That is what liberals do in order to take scrutiny away from what they are doing. If you like big government and having a tyrant in the presidency, then you will like Trump. It is a shame. I had high hopes for Trump. But, I remember some of his history over the last 40 years and have done my own research. Some of what Trump says are things many Americans feel, but he fails to demonstrate that he has a real plan for fulfilling his rants. He wants to bomb Mexico and wants to force Mexico to build a wall to seal the border. He has little or no self control. I think that anyone who has their finger on the political football and can destroy the world with a word should be thoughtful and exercise self control. Trump has neither. I am amazed how so many people will blindly follow Trump without even attempting to do a little research. Well, Obama promised “Hope and Change.” I don’t see much hope, but we have certainly seen a lot of change. Trump promises to “Make America Great Again.” I questioned Obama’s intentions and always wanted to know about those changes he promised. Well, it has been over seven years and we have seen a lot of changes, and none for the better. Obama was always very vague. Trump has also made some promises, but without any plan on how he expects to achieve those promises other than talking in generalities. He promises more jobs, but has not revealed how he will bring jobs back to America. He says that he will send illegals back to Mexico, but has not revealed his plan. He has made other promises, but again, not clear cut plan. As a voter, I want to know about how he plans on achieving those promises.
Junior Billings says
I think he was done so dirty in the debates its not funny he had very little speaking time and even asked for someone to attack him so he could get to talk I think he is a good Christian man and had a lot of good thing in mind I am for Trump all the way but I be leave every one should be treated equal you people need to clean up your act which I be leave Trump will do and God bless you Dr.Ben Carson
I would urge you to look a bit more at what Trump stands for. He seems to keep changing his views. He attacked Mexicans & sad really bad things about them. But then turns around to say he really likes them & they like him. He really viciously attacked Ben Carson when he was threatening Trump. But then later he jumps on Cruz for stealing Carson votes. Not because he cares about Carson but because he thinks that is why Cruz beat him in IA. & he also was saying nice things about Carson.
So he attacks someone & then turns around & says they really are nice. Hard to tell what he stands for.
& threatening a trade war w Mexico & China may sound bold but it’s foolish & should scare sane people.
As a nurse, you owe it to yourself – or more rightly, your patients – to inform yourself on this issue of vaccinations, especially FORCIBLE ones.
Here is a place i suggest you can start:
However, google can be your friend in this regard.
You may not realize that a vaccination against the will of anyone is an ASSAULT. i guarantee you, should you attempt to vaccinate ME against my will, i’d first resist as much as i could, then, should you succeed, immediately file assault charges against you as quickly as i could get to a magistrate at a police station. Once you were convicted, even to a plea deal, i’d sue you and i’d win. So check yourself before you wreck yourself.
No HE’s NOT …
Loretta Perry says
Carolyn you are misinformed! You are spreading information that is incorrect. Carson is definitely for vaccinations, no doubt, because science is on his side. It is protective and preventive which makes good sense. If anyone wishes to believe stories that are not proven that the cause autism or any other malady they are free to believe and resist successfully without any such thing as forcing vaccinations. I and the good Dr. wish them luck and hope and pray they suffer no nasty consequences or their decision. Amen
shelly kramer says
Wrong. He is NOT for mandatory vaccines. That was a lie started early on. He said that he wishes that all parents can see the benefits to vaccinating their children but, would leave that decisions to the parents.
But only for the tried & true ones w 20 year track record.
But it should not make much difference as president. He is for local control of things so I can’t see him trying to push that.
No. Not under all circumstances & he also is for state control of most things. He did say he favors the ones w a long 20 year record–not the newer ones.
But not likely that as president he would try to do anything about that since he would leave that to the states.
Not true. He believes in parental choice, but understands the need to protect babies who can not be vaccinated as early as they can contract the disease.
Totally agree or even a VP (but I don’t think he would want that)
Dr. Carson should blame himself. He made a big misstate associating himself with Repubs and TPs. GOP is a party of rich White males. I was shocked when Dr. Carson dissociated himself from President Obama. You remember at a party Carson denounced Obamacare in front of President Obama- a fellow African-American. President Obama could not believe it was coming from a fellow African-American. I hope Carson knew Blacks were relegated to poor clinics and hospitals. Not now with Obamacare. Of course White Repubs and TPs loved it a Black man hate Obamacare. Obamacare enables poor Whites and Blacks to have equal access to preventive medical services. Dr. Carson could be a millionaire for being a successful surgeon. But it seems he forgot he is Black and that Repubs and TPs hate smart Blacks and White women. Remember how TPs and Repubs treated Herman Cain, Michael Steele, Allen Keyes, Michele Buchman and Sarah Palin – like junk. And I have seen quite a few Blacks around my neighborhood who do not want to be seen with other Blacks. Now Carson will find out the hard way. His polls are down. The Iowa, New Hampshire and S. Carolina Caucus may be his last straw. I wish him to go back as a surgeon not as a politician. He is welcome to us Demos. We will make him US Surgeon General- not President.
Lois Wenk says
The truth is Carson knows it is Obama who helped the KKK cause. Obama telling whites that it is expected by normal people for whites to hate Blacks. If the Black does not tell whites to hate them then it might not occur for them to hate them. It is psychotic to tell people to hate you. For a Black person to be shocked not all Blacks worship Obama is more surprising to me since most Blacks that I personally know are good Christians and good Muslims.
Desert Lion says
If you think TP is TEA Party, which is a movement based on being Taxed Enough Already as Obama and the Democrat-controlled Congress spun up deficit spending above anything this country had ever experienced, then you’re even more ignorant than you appear at first blush, and that’s quite an achievement. I’m glad you like your Obamacare, but that puts you in a distinct minority. Far more people have had their health care get priced out of their reach as a result of how this program blew up the entire health care system to impose required coverages many neither need nor want but have no choice but to pay for.
What you think about the potential Republican nominees is wholly irrelevant, however. The real question you ought to answer is who you think the Democrats should nominate. Since the question seems to be all about race for you, it must be a real quandary…an old white guy who just got on the race wagon and an old white lady who has been milking it for years and simultaneously denigrating members of whatever group you may choose to include. Decisions, decisions…
RIGHT…I’M A BLACK WOMAN AND I’M SICK OF BLACK PEOPLE THROWING THE RACE CARD AROUND TO JUSTIFY OBAMA’S TERRIBLE POLICIES!! ITS OUTRAGEOUS!!! WE ALL DO NOT BOW TO OBAMA BECAUSE HE IS BLACK…AND CARSON IS A GREAT MAN, WHO IS HUMBLE, HAS INTEGRITY, AND A GREAT MAN OF GOD..IT SHOULDN’T MATTER WHAT PARTY HE IS IN. OR HIS COLOR. OR IF HE KISSES OBAMA’S TAIL…WHAT SHOULD MATTER IS THE FACT THAT HE CAN MAKE GREAT CHANGES FOR THE BETTER IN THIS COUNTRY,…BUT BLACK PEOPLE DON’T WANT TO EVEN GIVE HIM A CHANCE, BECAUSE THEY HAVE THIS UNJUSTIFIED BLIND LOYALTY TO OBAMA, WHEN TRUTHFULLY IF YOU ASK ONE OF THEM. “WHAT IN YOUR OWN PERSONAL LIFE, BUSINESS, EMPLOYMENT, FINANCIAL, EDUCATION, COST OF LIVING, HEALTH CARE COST, ECT. DURING THE OBAMA PRESIDENCY HAS ACTUALLY IMPROVED? AND ASK THEM TO GIVE YOU THE EXAMPLE, BESIDES THEM GETTING MEDICAID (OBAMACARE) WHICH HAS COST TAX PAYERS LIKE ME AND MANY OTHER AN ARM AND LEG…. NO ONE HAS A REAL VALID ANSWER..BLACK PEOPLE IN THIS COUNTRY HAVE NOT GOTTEN BETTER, OUR SCHOOL SYSTEMS, EDUCATION COST, OUR NEIGHBORHOODS, THE CRIME, YOUNG PEOPLE EMPLOYMENT, MURDER RATE HIGHER, DEFICIT HIGHER THAN EVER FOR OUR CHILDREN & GRANDCHILDREN TO BE LEFT WITH, MORE HOMELESS PEOPLE RIGHT HERE AS HE GIVES MONEY TO IRAN AND OTHER ENEMY COUNTRIES, THE LIST GOES ON AND ON,. BUT WE AS BLACKS MUST KEEP OUR LOYALTY WITH THIS MAN…WHY? WE GO TO CHURCH EVERY SUNDAY AND WORSHIP, PRAY, SHOUT, CRY TO GOD FOR CHANGE, AND THE SAME TIME WE ARE THE TOOLS, THE PAWNS BEING USED TO KEEP THE CHANGE GOING IN THE WRONG DIRECTION…WE PRAISE OBAMA FOR BLANTANTLY DISHONORING GOD BY TURNING THE WHITE HOUSE RAINBOW. WHEN WE GO TO CHURCH AND SAY ITS AN ABOMINATION. YOU HAVE TO CHOOSE A SIDE, WHICH ONE YOU CHOOSE IS YOUR BUSINESS, BUT YOU CAN’T HAVE BOTH, WE PRAISE HIM AS HE SUES NUNS FOR THEIR RELIGIOUS RIGHT TO NOT BE INVOLVED IN ABORTION OR CONTRACEPTION, BUT THEN AGREE THAT HE SHOULD GIVE HOMOSEXUALS ALL THE RIGHTS THEY WANT…CHOOSE A SIDE… WE PRAISE HIM AND BELIEVE THE LIE THAT PLAN PARENTHOOD IS A NECESSITY FOR WOMAN’S HEALTH TO THE POINT OF FORCING CITIZENS TO PAY THEIR HARD EARNED TAX DOLLARS TO FUND ABORTIONS EVEN WHEN AGAINST THEIR RELIGIOUS BELIEFS. AND LETS BE REAL, ASK THE WOMEN IN YOUR LIFE, YOUR CIRCLE, HOW MANY TRULY GO TO PPH FOR CONTRACEPTION, PAP SMEARS, ANNUAL GYN VISITS, MAMOGRAMS (OH BY THE WAY, IT’S A LIE THEY DON’T DO MAMOGRAMS), I BET YOU WON’T GET MANY, THEY GO TO A GYN, A HOSPITAL, A CLINIC…NOT PPH…YOUNG WOMEN GO TO PPH FOR PREGNANCY TEST AND ABORTIONS…THAT’S THE REAL TRUTH….THEY ARE A PRIVATE ORGANIZATION THAT IS IN THE WAY IN THE BLACK ON THEIR OWN AND RECEIVING YOUR TAX DOLLARS AS THEY SELL BABY BODY PART TO THE HIGHEST BIDDER…WHY? BECAUSE WE BELIEVE THE LIES, THEY HYPE THE DECEIT…..THEN WE GO BACK TO OUR BLACK CHURCH ON SUNDAY MORNING, SING IN THE CHOIR, SHOUT, WORSHIP, TALK ABOUT LOOK WHERE GOD BROUGHT ME FROM, REALLY!!!???? …WHEN WE DISHONOR THAT SAME GOD EVERY TIME WE STAND BEHIND A MAN/ A PARTY…THAT DISHONORS HIM IN EVERY DECISION HE/THEY MAKE FOR THIS COUNTRY WE LIVE IN…THE WORD SAYS..THE WHEN GODS PEOPLE TURN FROM THEIR WICKED WAYS AND BACK TO HIM…THEN HE WILL HEAL THEIR LAND…IT DOES NOT SAY WHEN THEY FALL IN LINE AND CONFORM TO THE WAYS OF THE LAND…WE ARE NOT TO CONFORM. AND TOO MANY BLACK PEOPLE HAVE FORGOTTEN OR DON’T EVEN KNOW WHAT OUR ANCESTORS TAUGHT AND LEFT FOR US…THEY WENT TO GOD FIRST AND THEY WERE NOT DEMOCRATS…THEY KNEW THAT GOD HAD TO BRING THEM THROUGH…NOW THAT OBAMA IS LEAVING….ALL THESE SAME BLACK PEOPLE WILL CONTINUE TO FOLLOW HIM BY VOTING FOR WHO HE SAYS TO VOTE FOR….INSTEAD OF ASKING AND LISTENING TO GOD…WHO IS GODS CHOICE…I DON’T PRESUME TO KNOW GODS CHOICE…BUT I WOULDN’T THINK IT IS MORE OF THE SAME, WHICH IS WHAT YOU WILL GET WITH EITHER DEMOCRAT…AND MOST OF THE REPUBLICANS THAT ARE RUNNING…PEOPLE SPEAK TO GOD FIRST…OUR NATION OUR LIVES DEPEND ON IT.!!!!!
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Here’s the thing that most don’t know about D’ohbamacare or the SCOTUS ruling concerning it.
SCOTUS ruled that “it’s legal as a tax,” which is bullshit anyway; the Constitution mentions SQUAT about the healthcare decisions of ANY American ANYwhere at ANYtime for ANY reason, which makes the whole D’ohbamacare proposition Unconstitutional, which makes it Unlawful, which makes it ILLEGAL, which makes it CRIMINAL, and that’s just for starters.
If you disagree, feel free to point to ANY part of the Constitution which would allow for the General government to compel ANY Citizen to purchase ANYthing from ANYone at ANY Time for ANY reason. You won’t find it, ergo Unconstitutional and all that flows from that Unconstitutionality(see Marbury vs. Madison, which in relevant part states that anything Unconstitutional is NO LAW AT ALL).
But forget all that(if you can); accept that the SCOTUS decision can re-write the Constitution or override it(which is patent bullshit; only Congress or the States may even PROPOSE an Amendment; SCOTUS is NOT a lawMAKING body, so EVERY decision they have rendered which had the effect of changing the Constitution is NULL and VOID). EVEN THEN, SCOTUS gave us a clue: ‘legal as a tax.’ Well, now, “all bills for revenue”(aka “taxes”) MUST originate in the House of Representatives. D’ohbamacare originated in the Senate. So again, Unconstitutional to impose this upon us.
DISOBEY D’ohbamacare. Don’t sign up! DARE oathbreaking US agents to fine you, then FIGHT THEM and WIN! Demand a jury trial, and repeatedly inform them that they are to judge not only the facts, but the LAW ITSELF! The Jury system is one of the last possible peaceful checks upon gov’t run amok. It even worked to invalidate the “Fugitive Slave Law” that was PART OF THE CONSTITUTION, for Northern juries, KNOWING that they could judge the facts AND THE LAW ITSELF, refused to convict.
Later in US history, juries routinely refused to convict those caught making, selling, and especially drinking alcohol, too.
Remember this phrase, and never forget it: “Know rights, or no rights.”
I agree, Dr Carson just go back to his gift of saving lives, do some research, try to find a cure for cancer. Dr Carson you cant save bigots there is not medicine for that. And I’m willing to work with you on your next medical project, Gentleman. God Bless You. Thank for trying.
shelly kramer says
Dr. Ben Carson loves this Country, unlike prez 0. O-bama has tried to destroy our Nation. We have the highest poverty rate since the 1940’s, we are more racially divided since the 60’s, we have a $20 trillion dollar debt, our economy is tanking, our military is the weakest since WWI, and political correctness has destroyed our society. Ben Carson wants to bring our country back to what the founding fathers intended it to be. He would UNITE all of us and bring back morals and values to the Presidency. Obama has lied to the American people every chance he has had. Carson stood up to him. He is the ONLY candidate with integrity, wisdom, and common sense.
You are so far off the mark. Dr Carson is a long time conservative. He also spoke @ Sharpton’s NAN conference & spoke conservative truth to the. Where it had not been heard before. We spent billions of trillions on the war on poverty & poverty has won. Dems want to enable Blacks to survive on welfare. Dr Carson wants to empower them to succeed & get off the Dem plantation!
Parole officer here- had several of my parolees who are working low income jobs and because of Obama care they can no longer afford their health plans. Their fees went up. One of them was planning on having a procedure for a back injury that went from a 100 copay to him having to pay $1500. Needless to say, now he can’t have the surgery.
So, keep drinking you r cool aid. ..and find your argument that Dr. Carson should follow Obama blindly because he is black offensive. That is racist.
Tracy Langdon says
This is false reporting. I received an email this morning that Dr. Ben Carson is still in this race. This is the same tactic that the media and Trump jumped all over Cruz for. Shame on you.
Ray Downen says
BEN CARSON is a realist. He can see that he will not be the Republican nominee based on a popular vote. But there are millions of us who want him as our next President. So he will stay in the race as long as possible, and then will help the nation in whatever way THEN seems best. Perhaps we will want him to be nominated to the Supreme Court. He could serve the nation well there. He may be called to serve as Vice President. I’m glad he’s willing to serve!
Dr.Carson is a awesome man I do believe he will in the mix with the President. I also believe Dr Carson could become Vice-president.
I believe we should start a write in campaign for him!
Agreed. Sadly the debates are stacked against him & the moderators did NOT enforce the rules allowing Trump to again dominate & talk on top of people. As Dr Carson said, they didn’t ask him about major points they asked the others & he has real plans.
Shame on people telling us the results before most of us have even had a chance to vote!
& shame on media reports like this that unfairly influence people to give up hope & NOT vote for him
Ben Carson has said that if everyone who likes him voted for him he would win.
He has the best tax plans & best plans in all areas & is not a narcissist. Trump is so much like Obama & their followers are also similar & the media panders to him. Shame on them!
or vice president. I hope he does not back out. He was the only candidate that spoke about the solution to issues at the debate last night. He will have delegates at the convention. The GOP needs him.
karen lowery says
We SO AGREE. He can quit and SUPPORT PRESIDENT DONALD J TRUMP. We’d ALL be VERY HAPPY. He is a VERY GOOD MAN, and would HELP MAKE OUR COUNTRY GREAT AGAIN. TRUMP and OUR TEAM, 2016
I do to, I am holding out hopes that if Trump is elected President I do believe Dr. Carson will be Surgeon General
He does not want it.
rick be says
Maybe,certainly not POTUS.
Brenda Collins says
Something tells me that we surely have not seen the last of him. I do not condone this article, it reeks of what Ted Cruz did in IOWA.
He would make the best president of any of the candidates. He has a better proven track record of leadership & working w people than any of them.
He is also a good age to run. He has experience a generation more of life experiences than Criz or Rubio who seem on the young side.
Having lived through more life experiences gives him the wisdom (for someone like Ben Carson who pays attention) of seeing how those things played out in real time. Things like how quickly the iron curtain came down once the ball started rolling.
I don’t know if this report is even accurate. & he is stupid to make such statements if he even did. Or whose side he is on.
karen lowery says
I think he would be a great attorney general.And I think Trump has showed more respect to him than any other .candidate running.
Richarfd C. Salmon says
he and Kasich are the voices of reason he has to stay in for the same reasons he ran in the first place
Voice of reason at opposite ends of the spectrum
One a conservative & the other moderate
He’s useless outside of medicine!! He never had a chance from the beginning!!
That’s an idiotic comment.
I agree with Joe above not that he is useless, but politics is not his game medicine is and the best thing for Carson is to get out and not be dragged thru another comedy of errors w/Trump leadingg the circus.
Rubio is correct Trump should go back to being a street vendor in NY and sell watches.
I supported Rubio as my senator, because I did not want Charlie Crist as senator. I will not vote for him for president, he has had the same story for years now, I am tired of hearing it.
Thank you Sylvia, resident of Florida. I read an article from a FL newspaper in 2014 after several had declared they were a candidate of President. The FL article made me aware of WHO Rubio really is, stating that FL wanted Rubio to resign since he had missed attending Congress and that FL wanted to reelect someone who would attend & be a voice for FL; Rubio refused. The article also stated that Rubio had turned on Jeb Bush who had taken him under his wing and mentored him with his political career. I also read another article which said Rubio had declared bankruptcy and also that he had made personal charges on a charge card provided him by the RNC. When questioned about it, his excuse was: I got them (the cards) mixed up. It was at that time, I decided that guy for president? — no way, if he can’t keep two VISA cards straight in his mind, how is he going to solve the financial problems of our country? So, Sylvia, please correct anything that was in that article that you think was wrong. I wrote the newspaper and asked them — didn’t get an answer.
Desert Lion says
Oh, please – you never grabbed the wrong credit card by mistake? Maybe you only have one or aren’t trusted by any company or agency you ever worked for to carry a business card. If that’s even on your list of reasons not to support any candidate, especially when those misplaced charged were later reimbursed, you’ll find a great example of why we’re in such turmoil by checking the nearest mirror.
No, I’m not a huge fan of Rubio – in fact, none of those polling in the top three. The candidates I thought were the best options for this country aren’t still in the race. But that really doesn’t matter at all, does it? You could throw a dart at the wall of candidates the Republicans started with, miss entirely, and still do better than any one of their opponents on the November ballot.
Ray Downen says
Thumper has it right. Joe has it ALL WRONG! BEN CARSON could serve the nation well as its President. But he speaks softly and is not being heard in the present debates. Perhaps our Republican leaders will be sensible and bring him on at our nominating convention. Ben Carson has many friends!
rick be says
That’s exactly right.
My two favorite also…only two Ben Carson President Kasich VP…they would work well together. Both good honest men.
I totally agree with this post! The worst thing that could happen would be for Donald Trump to be elected.
god help us!
Mick Long says
Replacing HHS Secretary Sylvia Mathews Burwell would be great start. Assign him as task master for restructuring the Veterans Administration into a shared medical services group Trump style.
Main Street says
They really abandon our vets.
Carson’s ideas about taking care of the Vets is much better than Trump’s or ANY other candidate.
Forbes, the CATO Institute, and the Wall Street Journal have all said that Carson’s tax plan is the BEST of all of the candidates.
Carson has out thought them all!
Eileen Murray says
Dr. Ben Carson should definitely have a place in the Cabinet of the next president. He is brilliant, caring and conservative. I sincerely hope if he is asked to accept an appointment, he will accept.
Wendy Brant says
A talented decent man who is not a politician. His speech patterns and articulated thoughts not suited for the rapid fire quips in these debates.
He should get out with his dignity in tact. His talent will be useful in many roles after this presidential debate is settled.
Exactly why we need him! Carson is not a politician, what have any of them done for you in the past as well as the future not one darn thing I can think of!!
Ray Downen says
For many months I’ve had a sticker on the back of my car asking readers to vote for BEN CARSON for President. I’ve sent several e-mails to friends with the same plea. Our nation would be well served by a President who would in fact represent US to the world. If we can’t have Ben as our candidate, my next choice would be SENATOR TED CRUZ. At the bottom of the list would be a showman dictator for whom many of us would only with great reluctance vote. For 40 years now Donald Trump has played footsie with Democrat politicians and now wants to serve the nation (he says) as our President. I want a President who will intentionally speak for ME to the world. For ME and all others like me who love the U.S.A. and our Constitution. My first pick is BEN CARSON.
s propst says
That is all of our hopes and what Ben Carson points out it should be for We the People. I will not vote for Rubio because he is the established owned and trained puppet for the GOP party. He owes them and will do their bidding. Not speak for me. We need campaign reform and limited terms. In this way the politicians can not be bought and paid for. I think sometimes you must go all the way down to come up. rubio will be the same ole same ole. No new changes or ideas. This country is in a mess. We have voted for polished, educated people in the past and what has it gotten us?
I absolutely agree with you. He would be a fine Medical General, or whaever the title is and do some good for the public in the medical vaccinaton field.
I love him, but he is not for this.
Did you see the town hall with the Kelly File this week? Carson won hands down in that one! He may not be good in the cut throat debates..but he surely did well with the People! The audience LOVED him! They loved his ideas!
They loved his sense of humor!
Diana Parks says
I don’t believe he’s planning on dropping out. He may even begin to surge! People can see he is the only Presidential one running! Especially after the disgraceful and childish exhibition by the three front runners in last night’s debate!!
I agree with you people need to do there homework, Ben does not need this job, he was asked by We The People!
In the beginning of the debate…he asked the other candidates to please use Reagan’s 11 commandment..to not tear each other down. Boy! That did not go over well! What a dog fight! The ONLY decent person on that stage was Dr. Ben Carson! At least, He will not sell his soul, for the Presidency!
claudette wooldridge says
What is wrong with the majority of the American people ? Are they obsessed with money & power? The Bible says “Judge, lest ye be judged” however if Donald Trump is a Christian, his language & raucous behavior does not exemplify that he takes Christian commitment seriously. God’s word also states if we pray in His name He will hear and answer our prayers. This is the ONLY way our great nation will be saved.
Desert Lion says
So now we’re going to judge who is or is not a Christian by your personal behavior preferences. Don’t throw your interpretation of the Bible at me – the actual text is more than enough, thanks. I’m all for churchianity for those who choose to practice it; was part of that for longer than I should have been, left the building, and started working. Frankly, I doubt Yeshua Himself would be welcomed in most of today’s monuments to religion.
Fortunately, this election cycle seems to be far less dominated by those who would use Government to enforce their religious preferences on others they can’t win through persuasion. I was a big fan of Huckabee’s tax plan, the FairTax, but that’s pretty much all between both him and Santorum. Unfortunately, this is only the nomination process – if the rhetoric from the religious who claim to have a corner on what is right and wrong gets any louder than has been so far, you will again hand the election to those who actively oppose everything we all hold dear.
I don’t disagree that prayer will indeed be needed to restore this nation to its fundamental roots. Where I suspect we would disagree is that you can’t just pray and sit around waiting for the answer to go your way. You must be willing and ready to be part of the answer to your own prayers. Remember – Christ didn’t feed the 5,000; he only blessed the loaves and fish. Nobody would have been fed if the Disciples hadn’t gotten up off their blessed assurance and taken the food to the hungry, then collected the baskets of leftovers.
No, posting comments that can only be accurately described as “so Heavenly minded they’re no Earthly good” doesn’t count as working to elect the best person we can as the next President.
Maybe that sounds harsh to you. If so, then perhaps it’s long overdue. Pull up your big girl panties and get working. Then let’s see what happens. With enough people doing just that, maybe this national nightmare will be over at noon on Jan 20, 2017.
Or just stay there on your knees as the Constitution goes up in smoke…your choice.
A.J. Pace says
If Donald Trump wins the nomination and he should unless there is foul play, Ben Carson should be Trump’s running mate. This would be the perfect ticket.
Kathleen Crotty says
I AGREE – TOTALLY! Also, Dr. Ben Carson would be an ASSET in ANY Cabinet position he would care to take! A good, decent, articulate, intelligent American, who exemplifies love for his country and “we the people”.
You GO, Ben!
Surely you jest. He isn’t suited to politics. You should brush up on the duties of the VP.
I love Ben Carson. He is a breath of fresh air we need. Don’t forget he stood up to Obama. That was his start. He has done good and will be good in Trumps cabinet. God bless Ben Carson and AMERICA.
He wont be in Chump’s Cabinet…he’s not looking for a “job.” He realized the Republicans need a voice of reason/sanity. Even more desparately so since they chased Rand Paul out……and what do you think….will Trump deport that beautiful Communist spy that he married?
I have emails from his campaign office stating he is open to being VP or other appointments. I agree with the others, he is too brilliant, honest, honorable, intelligent to waste. I hope he stays involved. Hiliary Clinton, lacks all of that, and more.
I received emails from the 2016 campaign…the PAC ..but NOT from Carson’s campaign that he would accept anything but the Presidency.
The 2016 said they would like to see him as VP if not POTUS.
I never saw any other appointments in the email.
Are you sure you know what you read?
Last thing I heard him say was he would go back to retirement if he did not get the Presidency.
And the lies in this article make me ill! His own bank account going dry? Nope! And the campaign is still receiving lots of money.
She happens to have been an Aerican citizen for a long time, you A-hole
Pat Lehman says
If you want to see another 4 or more years of the Democrat “RULE & Destruction”, dismiss the sanity and intelligence of Ben Carson & Gov. Kasich ! You can have an entertainer, a first year Senator (again) and a man spurned by his own colleagues in the Senate. I’m glad I’m as old as I am because the dismantling of this country is not far off without 2 sane representative as the Republican candidates. Wake up America before it’s too late!!!
fed up says
Too bad we are going to be forced to vote for someone we really don’t want /trust just to make sure a liar/crook doesn’t win the election. I for one will be glad when it’s over and done with. Worse back biting, immature, election I’ve seen in years!
I read a report a few weeks ago which said if Trump was the nominee that Bloomberg would enter the race as an Independent and following Bloomberg, Gov. Christi also Independent, meaning four people would be in the race, and the likely result would be that no one candidate will receive the required amount of votes to be president SO, then it would be decided in the House of Representatives as to WHO will become our next President. (It stated that each State would get two (2) votes.) Never happened before . . . (all this was a scenario that could happen)
Desert Lion says
Guess you missed the announcement from Christie that he’s backing Trump. The news conference was about a half hour before you posted. Try to keep up.
Hope Trump uses Carson in his cabinet
Tom Malicoat says
Dr. Carson is an honorable man with a sharp intellect. He should be asked to serve in the next President’s administration.
julia Hisey says
Carson should by all means be made an important part of
Donald Trump’s cabinet….in the medical area. Trump will be
a great president, and Carson will be a great addition to “make
America great” again!
Jim Lockwood says
I don’t think you people or the American people know Dr. Ben Carson at all!!!!!!! #GoBenCarsonWin
Shirley Reed says
I don’t think most of the American people have read Ben’s web page to see what he really stands for. They just judge him by what they see.
Amen to that
You are so right Jim! I am so tired of these Trump supporters not doing their homework but listening to lies.
And I am, also, very tired of hearing ..Ohhhh Carson is sooo nice. he should be in Trump’s cabinet….makes me want to hurl!
Carson should be President! The most decent, moral, Godly, intelligent, educated, caring, Constitutionalist of them all!
Jim Lockwood says
He’s in it as long as ‘we the people’ are in it with him!!! #WinBenCarsonWin
sad but true. Ben hasn’t had enough exposure. But he has a definite place in American government. The people asked and he said “I will.” how refreshing that is.
Loretta Perry says
I am very concerned that the very best presidential candidate since Reagan will be drowned out by a loud mouth, empty suit, that entertains rather than allow a serious accomplished gentleman that has thought out carefully the ways to heal, revive, and save this nation for our children and grandchildren bring dignity to the White House! This doctor rocks! Ben Carson for President 2016!
Neual Waters says
The vice President is supposed to be qualified & capable of being President. I would love to see Dr. Carson as Donald Trumps VP.
It may not be in the cards for him to be President, but it would stabilize the republican party ticket if he was Trumps VP.
Lois Wenk says
Quit being bullied by Trump. Vote Ben Carson!
WHAT BREAKS MY HEART ABOUT CARSON IS THAT HIS OWN PEOPLE TURNED THEIR BACKS ON HIM. HE STOOD ALL ALONE AGAINST THE RINOS. NOT ONE BROTHER STOOD WITH HIM. TRUMP TREATED HIM BETTER THAN ANYONE ELSE.
Where have you been? Trump called him a pathological liar, and likened him to a child molester.(which is normal projection for a narcissist) And he admitted he did this to Dr. Carson ON PURPOSE…because Carson was ahead of him in the polls.
You are blinded by hate, and fear, if you go with Trump. The man is a narcissist …just like Obama..and we will be in even more trouble, if Trump is President.
Carson stands so far ahead of Trump. Decency is written all over Carson. Lair, and manipulator, are written all over Trump! You know..the guy who does not ask God for forgiveness?
Immunizations have mostly knocked out childhood diseases in America, so have helped us. Yes, there have been some cases of bad reactions. Don’t have facts to back this up; my daughter-in-law says her cousin had a bad reaction that left her in a bad way. So, my older son, who is a DOC did not immunize any of their four children. They grew up healthy and normal without them, by the way. My youngest daughter is head of the immunization department in the health dept. in our town. I am a retired nurse, and I feel it is the parents choice, whichever way they want to go.
Lois Darnold says
I would be pleased to work on Ben Carson’s Campaign should he become the Republican nominee. I sincerely hope that the American people will begin to LISTEN to this brilliant gentleman. He says more in the short period of time that he is given during the debates than the total of the other candidates. I tolerate those debates just hoping to hear what Dr. Carson has to say. I LISTEN to him and am able to form a clear picture of what he is saying and totally agree with him. I have 35 years background in the medical field spending a large portion of time interacting with insurance companies. He has proposed an outstanding healthcare plan. I hope that he will continue as a candidate. Thank God for Ben Carson!
Please, Cruz campaign, don’t pass this on. You will never hear the end of it.
mike smith says
dr carson reminds me of ron paul and the old plumbers tale comes to mind when I see the carryon with the people vying for the top spots , shite floats and its always to the top ,for gods sake be statesman like and don’t let the world laugh at your antics , world leading country my ass ,its a resting place for jackasses
Sounds like Liberal Media (aka Soro’s*) publishing their desire.
Do not believe Ben Carson will quit! (*they’re afraid of him!)
His backing comes from Americans, not special interests,
that have been supporting his run for President!
He is the one candidate who’s support comes
from Americans that believe he will win,
and understand he is the real deal!
Richard Shafer says
I believe Ben Carson would have been an excellent president. I watched the debates and believe he spoke accurately as to what this country needs to become great again. I am saddened to see him leave the race. I don’t believe he was given the chance to fully express his ideas as to what he would do to try and return our country to become the leader it was. He was thoughtful in his answers to the questions posed to him. I supported him and sincerely wish he had gotten the recognition that I felt he deserved!!
Lois Darnold says
I agree with the comments by Ray Downen concerning Dr. Ben Carson. I see him as a brilliant and sincere candidate. He would be a strong team leader as a president should be. Dr. Carson has the ability to say a lot within the limited time that he is given. I watch the debates to hear what he has to say and am disappointed only in that he isn’t given more opportunities to express his stand on the issues. He is a great speaker and has the ability to paint a colorful picture of the future of America without becoming involved in the theatrics on the stage. He exhibits the most presidential quality. I’m hoping that he will continue to stay in the race.
Thank God for Ben Carson!
You should know better than to listen to Armstrong Williams or even state that Carson might quit.
It puts you right in the same category as Cruz and Rubio, who used that lie to steal Carson’s voters. Carson had 40,000 pledges to vote for him, before the lie was sent across the WWW.
Try being a better news organization, and just WAIT until Carson calls it quits.
Gossiping is a SIN!
Here Horn News is part of an email I received from Dr. Ben Carson, tonight.
From taxes to religious liberty to the future of the U.S. Supreme Court, I remained focused on offering my vision for a better, more hopeful America because that’s what this race is all about.
It’s not about me, Donald Trump, Ted Cruz, Marco Rubio or John Kasich as individuals — it’s about the American people and the type of future we must build together.
I am absolutely committed to this race because I remain convinced that there is still a place in presidential politics for civility, positivity and common-sense solutions.
Remember, our goal is not just to defeat Hillary Clinton or Bernie Sanders.
Our goal is to inspire and rally the American people around a positive vision of freedom, safety and opportunity for all. We will never be successful by tearing each other apart.
That simple message is what I will focus on as we approach “Super Tuesday” on March 1st.
My problem with Carson is his support for mandatory vaccinations.
Can he point to any part of the Constitution which would authorize the imposition of such a tyranny?
Is he willing to seek an Amendment to the Constitution which WOULD make such force lawful?
If not, he’d be in violation of his oath of office to “preserve, protect, and defend the Constitution for the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic,” and therefore would be an oathbreaking criminal, deserving of immediate arrest for Felony Perjury, and upon conviction, be permanently barred from any further employment on the public dime for betraying the trust placed in him to do what he said he’d do when he took the oath.
What must be remembered is that any unwanted or un-approved touching of any kind is an ASSAULT, a crime. If anyone EVER tries to vaccinate you against your will – and they SUCCEED in forcing you to take the needle – IMMEDIATELY haul your behind to the nearest magistrate(usually at a police station during working hours) and file aggravated assault charges against EVERYONE who held you down or otherwise illegally assaulted you to FORCE you to take an injection. Then, when they’re convicted(even of a plea deal) SUE THE HELL OUT OF THEM to make an example; you’ll win. EVEN IF your attackers plead down to something like “disturbing the peace,” since the underlying charge was their assault on you, Civil courts WILL award damages.
One thing to remember, too, is that during the Shrub’s maladministration, the Big Phama lobby managed to get a “law” passed that makes vaccine manufacturers IMMUNE from any lawsuit, even if what was in their concoction turns you into a vegetable or causes you to lose an arm (or your LIFE), too bad.
So the first part of the plan is in place. Now, let me ask you thinking people, if you run a corporation, and you KNOW that you are MANDATED to maximize “profits” for your shareholders, and you JUST FOUND OUT THAT YOU CAN NEVER BE SUED for what you make, what will you do about your Quality Control and Testing departments?
Now, fools are trying to make vaccinations MANDATORY, no exceptions, no recourse if you’re damaged or KILLED!
What are they, nucking futz?
Then, too, the NWO and OWG globalists have been DYING to get Americans injected with RFID chips; they’re small enough to be injected, too. WAKE THE EFF UP, morons. If Carson is unwilling to give up his position on “mandatory,” FORCED INOCULATIONS(because that’s what “mandatory” means) then he should be kept away from public office BY FORCE, if necessary. Ya reap what ya sow, buddy.
After what Cruz pulled in Iowa I say most of his supporters go to Trump
Steve Long says
God is always perfectly fair with every individual and every people group at all times. When God strikes a man by allowing him to be stricken as He did Job, He always provisions a greater compensation either in this immediate current physical life or in one shortly to come. No human with their mind darkened to hide from God can see this now. But we all will see it later when we are in His presence and can no longer lie to ourselves. This will not be a good time. “Blood on the ground” is a valid concept of Biblical origin that is currently being used by Blacks in general to mentally try to overcome and rule in this physical realm, but instead God is using it to justify His opening of a very wide door with little opposition for Blacks to spiritually come in and overcome and rule spiritually with Him here and now. No one seeking God to obtain things for themselves either in this world or the next will be able to rise now into the air above the Body and meet God. Ben Carson was God’s prompting to all of America to repent and start a revival. Our families would have been healed first. God gives us free will to ignore some or all of His desires, and if we ignore some then we delay the blessings He desires for us. If Blacks fail to support Ben, but we all somehow still manage elect leaders that support truth and Godly principles, then there will still be some hope for a revival that can truly unite American and cause us all to dwell in a “City of God” here and now. If Ben is lead to drop out of the race (possibly because God is showing him we are not repenting) then Cruz should be supported next. But support Ben until he drops out.
Mitch Harris says
Don’t look like Ben is going to make it to the top this time,but I think he would make a great vp .He could help advice and keep the Donald straight,it works kinda like good cop bad cop and gets the end results needed.works in most marriages,one lays down the laws and doles out the punishment and the other smooths it out and makes it acceptable,think about it
This is my first time to comment.
Dr. Ben Carson has been honored by past Presidents, is highly educated, has risen from poverty to successfully running a big hospital. He has a foundation that supports helping children learn to read and work out of poverty through an education. He loves America, our Constitution, and our religious freedom. He will guide the healing of our financial disease, our racial disease, our illegal immigration plague, and strengthen our military for our protection. It is true he is not an experienced elected politician but neither was George Washington. We the people see Ben Carson’s strengths as did our founding fathers see Washington’s strengths. We need a President who can calmly deal with our enemies but stand solid and strong. We need a President who will stand with Israel and our other allies. We need a President who will be a role model to our younger generation and protect the military’s and our religious liberties. He will strive to keep us “One Nation Under God” as designed by our Founding Fathers.
Stephen Colbert says
Say it isn’t so….
marcia somerset says
I would feel so proud to live in a country where citizens were informed enough to understand that Ben Carson would be an amazing President! Sadly, there are not enough citizens left here in America who have the intelligence and the integrity to support the only truly decent person running! He is brilliant, understands history, is knowledgeable about government, has thought out solid solutions for America, is ethical, God centered and compassionate. Our loss…..
I will be deeply saddened if Ben Carson drops out of the race. I have been for Ben Carson all along. Christians need to rally and support him! I know many say they will not vote for one lesser weavil than the other. Ben Carson is the one candidate that surely conservative Christians would agree is not a vote for the lesser evil. But to beat Hilary or Bernie and their socialist agendas we have to be voting against them. I WANT BEN CARSON, but, as I told a survey gatherer who called me a couple days ago, I’d vote for Kermit the Frog to keep Hilary or Bernie out.