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    Re: Ben Carson forms presidential exploratory committee

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    I really like Ben Carson. He'd do fine as a POTUS, heads and shoulders better than who we have no.
    "While popular among conservatives, Carson remains largely unknown to many voters."

    The last presidential candidate to overcome a name recognition deficit was Jimmy Carter. I suspect he is a fine candidate and I have left over food in my refrigerator can do a better job of what you have now, FFS you and I could do a better job.

    But can he get elected?
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    Re: Ben Carson forms presidential exploratory committee

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    I didn't really expect Carson to run. But from the look of this it sounds like he is actually extremely likely to make the attempt. I guess that makes sense considering he's hovering in 2nd or 3rd place in the polls though. I still find it extremely unlikely he'll win the nomination with his lack of political and campaign experience.
    Dr. Carson is a fine man with a lot of sane, reasonable positions on serious issues. He'd likely be a fine President.

    That said, and I'm going to get slammed for saying this, but the current occupant of the White House has made it virtually if not literally impossible for another black person to succeed to the office of the Presidency anytime soon. Had President Obama not been seen and considered to be a disaster in the office, things would be different but sadly that's not so. Just as Geraldine Ferraro made it impossible for another woman to get on the ticket, let alone succeed for over 20 years, Obama will do the same.
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    Re: Ben Carson forms presidential exploratory committee

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    I didn't really expect Carson to run. But from the look of this it sounds like he is actually extremely likely to make the attempt. I guess that makes sense considering he's hovering in 2nd or 3rd place in the polls though. I still find it extremely unlikely he'll win the nomination with his lack of political and campaign experience.
    That's too bad actually. I really like the man a lot - I think he's a good man, and he's a smart man. The problem with him is he's not a politician. That's actually part of the reason I like him. I hate to see good people get ruined by politics.

    When he comes to NH, I'll go to see him and listen to him. I can't see myself voting for him in the primary, but I look forward to getting to meet him.

    I think though he'll certainly add something to the race. I'd prefer not to sit here for the next 12 months waiting for Jeb Bush to get handed the nomination. Any and all comers in the race make it interesting.
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    Re: Ben Carson forms presidential exploratory committee

    Quote Originally Posted by Fearandloathing View Post

    But can he get elected?
    no

    his out in front bigotry will keep him from even being the nominee
    he would basically have to backpedal on everything he has ever said about equal rights, Muslims and his statments that there is widespread persecution of christian americans in america
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    Re: Ben Carson forms presidential exploratory committee

    Quote Originally Posted by OrphanSlug View Post
    Unsure Ben Carson can pull of a general election, but might do well within the Republican Party. In a general election too many independents would disagree with Carson on some social issues, and the left would give him all sorts of grief on his stance that Evolution is "an absurd myth."
    It's a sad commentary on any people, and its media, when 'evolution' becomes an election issue, yet that seems to be the trend.

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    Re: Ben Carson forms presidential exploratory committee

    Quote Originally Posted by CanadaJohn View Post
    Dr. Carson is a fine man with a lot of sane, reasonable positions on serious issues. He'd likely be a fine President.

    That said, and I'm going to get slammed for saying this, but the current occupant of the White House has made it virtually if not literally impossible for another black person to succeed to the office of the Presidency anytime soon. Had President Obama not been seen and considered to be a disaster in the office, things would be different but sadly that's not so. Just as Geraldine Ferraro made it impossible for another woman to get on the ticket, let alone succeed for over 20 years, Obama will do the same.
    I won't slam you for what you said. I agree with you. It's sad but true - I don't see this country electing another black man any time soon because Obama's promise of post racial America or whatever he said turned out to be anything but - and he and Holder were a very big part of the reason for that. I'd vote a qualified black man just like I'd vote for a qualified woman. But I think many won't.
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    Re: Ben Carson forms presidential exploratory committee

    Quote Originally Posted by Hicup View Post
    When did Carson suggest evolution was a myth? If he did, that's just insane. I'll grant that there's plenty of questions about the finer details of evolution, but that it didn't or isn't still happening makes no sense coming from an actual scientist.

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    We have no reason not to believe him. [North Korean Dictator and Mass Murder Kim Jong-Un] has been very honest and accommodating.

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    Re: Ben Carson forms presidential exploratory committee

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    He has as much as a chance as Palin, Cain, and Bachmann. ZERO
    But you are free to like him and support him
    Of course I am, and you are free to whine about him. Last I heard, Palin, Cain, and Bachmann weren't running, but Hillary might, and her chances are slipping away. Im loving it.

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    Re: Ben Carson forms presidential exploratory committee

    Quote Originally Posted by CanadaJohn View Post
    Dr. Carson is a fine man with a lot of sane, reasonable positions on serious issues. He'd likely be a fine President.

    That said, and I'm going to get slammed for saying this, but the current occupant of the White House has made it virtually if not literally impossible for another black person to succeed to the office of the Presidency anytime soon. Had President Obama not been seen and considered to be a disaster in the office, things would be different but sadly that's not so. Just as Geraldine Ferraro made it impossible for another woman to get on the ticket, let alone succeed for over 20 years, Obama will do the same.
    You won't get slammed by me, in fact you beat me to it.

    I agree, Obama has been so divisive that chances of the nation going to a black, two in a row after how tumultuous this has been is simply not possible.

    And Geraldine Ferraro did indeed make it impossible for a woman to be on the ticket....

    He has not advanced the cause by being incompetent and adversarial.
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    Re: Ben Carson forms presidential exploratory committee

    Quote Originally Posted by Fearandloathing View Post
    "While popular among conservatives, Carson remains largely unknown to many voters."

    The last presidential candidate to overcome a name recognition deficit was Jimmy Carter. I suspect he is a fine candidate and I have left over food in my refrigerator can do a better job of what you have now, FFS you and I could do a better job.

    But can he get elected?
    It would not be easy, the media and left would pound him the entire time. But then again, who does the left have right now?

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