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Thread: Calls for Dr Benjamin Carson to run for President in 2016 after 'amazing' speech goes viral

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    Dr Benjamin Carson, the Director of pediatric neurosurgery at John Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore, Maryland has become a new and rising star in the US after a speech he gave at the National Prayer Breakfast went viral.

    In his February 7th speech in the presence of President Obama, he rails against political correctness, extols the importance of education, warns about the threat posed by Amerca's massive fiscal deficit, argues that proportional taxation is unfair and speaks out against government-run healthcare. All the while weaving his own personal story of a rise from hardship and including humorous anecdotes and religious proverbs in his speech. The speech was seen as being critical of Obama's policies, particularly 'Obamacare' which won Carson many fans on the right but he also received some criticism from commentators who described the speech as 'inappropriate' for the venue. The speech in full is embedded below:



    The speech has attracted almost 2 million views over the past week and Carson is in demand on the talk-show circuit. A book he released last year, America the Great, has shot from obscurity to the top 5 best sellers on Amazon.

    There have been calls for Carson to run for political office, with the Wall Street Journal writing an editorial headlined 'Ben Carson for President'. This appears to be far-fetched and Carson's best bet would be to win a seat in the House of Representatives in 2014 or possibly a Senate seat as an Independent (Maryland is a strong blue state and has not voted for a Republican Senate candidate in over 20 years). Carson, 61, is due to retire from his position at John Hopkins Hospital in June and has hinted that he would be interested in running for political office. For those interested in American politics, Carson is worth keeping an eye on in the future.
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    The National Prayer Breakfast. WTF is that?

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    No way its John Kerry at a canter.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Aristodemus View Post
    The National Prayer Breakfast. WTF is that?
    National Prayer Breakfast - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
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    I don't see how it's inappropriate at all. He's gone from a rising star to full fledged star in the medical world. He has first hand experience about the impact of insurance on the medical field and is certainly qualified to speak about it. What better place to bring his experience than to the POTUS who has pushed his idea of what is right onto the American public.

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    Quote Originally Posted by commonman View Post
    No way its John Kerry at a canter.
    He lost in 2004.

    Rare that losers get another chance for President.

    Nixon was the last in 1968.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RobertW View Post
    He lost in 2004.

    Rare that losers get another chance for President.

    Nixon was the last in 1968.
    I think that was part of the deal with him getting the Secretary of State job with the Democratic leadership,that he will get a run at the nominations next time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by commonman View Post
    No way its John Kerry at a canter.
    Flop in sight. Not only did he lose - but he also picked a complete hypocrite as a running mate.
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    What's a doctor and scientist doing at a prayer meeting?

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    Great speech, it will be forgotten in week if he doesn't have more.
    Its Up to ME

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