There are several highly successful folks outside of politics I am not so sure would do well in politics.
He doesn't believe evolution
he compared gays marrying to bestiality or boy rape
He is feted for his 'truth to power' prayer breakfast and unbowed attitude to the PC police of this nation BUT then bows to the very same 'police' after his gays/dog pucker/boy raper marriage statement threatens his relationship with johns hopkins and withdraws from delivering the commencement speech after students start a petition with an apology using his religion as both an excuse and cover.
So stand up to the PC police as long as it doesn't affect you personally....
He would ban semi auto firearms from cities- I am not REAL sure how he defines city, semi or the mechanism to do so.
he has prostrate cancer- he could live another 20 years or be hindered in bearing the huge burden that is the "Leader of the Free World".
"If I take death into my life, acknowledge it, and face it squarely, I will free myself from the anxiety of death and the pettiness of life - and only then will I be free to become myself." ~ Martin Heidegger
Whatever any individual American thinks about marriage, the courts shouldn’t redefine it. Marriage policy should be worked out through the democratic process, not dictated by unelected judges in an activist decision that has no grounding in the text or logic of our Constitution. And that is exactly what happened in California after prop 8 was passed by the people. Their votes were made useless due to activist political appointed judges serving on the 9th circus court of appeals.
What the Republicans did passing DOMA is just as wrong as the Leftist Democrats using the argument of gay marriage as a civil right when there is nothing in our Constitution nor our civil laws that define marriage as a civil right.
Now to get things back on topic in regard to Dr. Carson. I admire the man and his accomplishments. I find his fiscal polices quite refreshing and love the idea that he is so not Political Correct. But if he is willing to over-reach in Constitutional powers not respecting federalism and states rights, in regard to marriage or anything else, I could not support him. Cheers!
To get this thread back on topic, I discovered Dr. Carson is now a contributing columnist at the Washington Times. Can't think of a better way to learn about someone's views than to read their opinions.
Ben Carson: MLK would be alarmed by black-on-black violence, lack of family values - Washington Times
In fact I'll give you a 100% money back guarantee you'd disagree with the Doctor on every issue upsidedownguy
Far too conservative, socially for me. Seems like a likable guy as a human being, though.
“Your time is limited, so don't waste it living someone else's life. Don't be trapped by dogma - which is living with the results of other people's thinking. Don't let the noise of other's opinions drown out your own inner voice. And most important, have the courage to follow your heart and intuition. They somehow already know what you truly want to become. Everything else is secondary.” - Steve Jobs