Ben Carson?

ben carson Do you think BEN CARSON has a shred of a chance at the Presidency? Or do you think he can articulate for Conservatives many of those things we hold near and dear?  Or does he now hold for you anything “near and dear?” Thoughts? Z

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29 Responses to Ben Carson?

  1. Not an executive. No political negotiating experience.

  2. geeez2014 says:

    He’s talking now about teams of experts, people with experience…which is exactly what I’ve been talking about that he’d do.
    Ed, I think you’re right and I think those are pluses when someone can be fresh to this and have good people around him from whom to make final decisions.

  3. John M. Berger says:

    While Carson is a very accomplished doctor I don’t find him presidential. That said, however, I think that he may have potential as Secretary Of Health And Human Services. In particular, I feel that his professional credentials and philosophy could go far in cleaning up the Obama Care mess.

  4. Imp says:

    Carson is too decent of a man IMO. We need a vicious bulldog to counter the extreme left and their goals.

  5. He can’t win because he is Black, and we’ve all witnessed what being Black means: “Can’t be Impeached” if necessary. Sad, too, because he IS a decent man and qualified in so many areas. But in international diplomacy? Hmmm. I just don’t know. And like Imp says, he is too decent a man.

  6. Presidential material question aside, I love this dude.

  7. I agree with John. Ben Carson should head the HHS.

  8. geeez2014 says:

    I think heading the HHS is the clear choice because of his career but a complete waste of his time and talents… Though I totally understand John and AOW’s support of that.

    Jerry, his speech this morning, off notes/teleprompter, was even better than I’d have imagined and I’m a BIG fan. He hit on so many important topics…talking about what rubbish it is to say we’re down to 5% unemployment (“if that was true, this economy would be humming…and it’s NOT”) and that’s not the truth but depends on what factors enter that number…..he talked about Baltimore and how he was raised to depend on himself for success, not others….how the media’s not balanced and not curious, etc etc. I couldn’t hear the whole thing, but it was impressive.
    He’s very soft spoken…. but very smart and very thoughtful. He also stressed faith….how his mother prayed that she could make her two sons better kids and how he felt the solutions she came up with worked, etc.

    Imp: We need a bulldog in the final debates for president, Left v Right. After that, we need a man who is thoughtful, smart, picks excellent people to guide and make recommendations, can articulate to America what’s going on, and who can be tough with enemies…etc.

    Mal; I think we’ve seen that some people can win BECAUSE they’re Black. (sadly!)

  9. geeez2014 says:

    Off Topic; Is it just ME or is it only Republicans who are always WRONG?
    We’re hearing today that an Ex Cia Official is blasting the GOP for suggesting that the Benghazi people were told to ‘stand down’….
    And we just heard that the NY Republican senate leader has been charged with federal corruption charges.
    I don’t know..it seems like we hear so little of Dems in trouble in the media. Bob Menendez, sure….but he crossed Obama on a couple of subjects.

    It’s equally as odd that we’ve had police brutality cases over the years from time to time for years and years, but only these last five or six years…actually 3 years, have we seen it uptick so much and seem to be against Blacks.

    hmmmm

    The officer shot in NY has died of his head wounds……I wonder if the community will march in protest of the killer?

  10. geeez2014 says:

    So now we’re paying for bringing a bunch of Tsarnaev’s family from RUSSIA to testify for him in his penalty trial….and we’re paying for 16 FBI to keep them safe while they’re here…..maybe even escorting them here?”

    WHY are WE paying once this guy’s been convicted of MURDERING AMERICANS for his people to make a pleas for his life?

    WHY?? BRING THEM HERE? WOW.

    If you had a murder trial you were found guilty in, do you think the Feds would pay for your relatives across the country to come testify for you? :=)

  11. Baysider says:

    Why bring them here? What happened to Skype?

    And for Carson – no. We need him to articulate ideas, not take potshots for his lack of executive experience.

  12. geeez2014 says:

    Baysider, Carson hasn’t a chance, but he could handle the potshots….
    I hope you can find text of his announcement/speech this morning.
    He won’t win because the media’ll make mincemeat of him. ….and it’ll be tough because, as he told Hannity a year ago “I have absolutely nothing to hide” And I believe that.

    Apparently, Skype isn’t good enough…they want to be HERE and tour HERE and have us pay for them HERE. Then watch them never go back.!

  13. silverfiddle says:

    I agree with IMP. Dr. Carson is too decent a man for politics.

    Also, I believe you should have some government and election experience before jumping into the big game.

    This was my criticism of Palin, post 2008. She had a chance to run for Senator from Alaska but didn’t.

    Fiorina, imo, should be running again for Boxer’s seat in California.

  14. geeez2014 says:

    Silverfiddle and Imp, and others of that mind, I still believe a really decent man could win; I think there are enough who’d be disarmed and almost suprisingly ‘enchanted’ by his goodness; the talk today was AMAZING….made such sense; he appeals to the common sense that I don’t think ALL of us have lost :-=)

    Yes, I wish Fiorina would do that….I think she’d have a good chance.

  15. John M. Berger says:

    @Imp,
    “We need a vicious bulldog to counter the extreme left and their goals.”
    Yeah, that’s what I was getting at but failed in specify. Scott Walker’s proven, successful tenacity in the face of, apparent, insurmountable adversity comes to mind.

  16. John M. Berger says:

    @Z,
    ” heading the HHS…………..a complete waste of his time and talents”
    ?

  17. geeez2014 says:

    John: I think he’s a wonderful doctor; I think he has a HECK of a lot to offer outside the medical field…that’s all.

    I am ALL FOR WALKER, and Rubio, frankly,…more than I thought I’d be a year ago.

    I’m not endorsing Carson here as MY PICK, I’m saying he’s a fabulous man with deep convictions and I agree with probably all he says (not sure yet, of course) and I like his good character…….just wondered how everybody felt about him.

    I don’t think he has a chance, but sometimes my more optimistic, hopeful side tells me he COULD if he articulated everything very well, kept his cool, made no more mistakes (the homosexual line was NUTS..”nobody’s born gay and proof of that is that men go into prisons and become gay”….that almost scared me because we KNOW he’s smarter than that!), and …..people would WAKE UP! I can dream…….
    But I WILL say I stand firm on my feeling that previous experience doesn’t matter IF/WHEN a man knows what he does NOT know and knows whose who DO…and will LISTEN.

  18. skudrunner says:

    Whoever is the republican pick, out of the 60 running, they will have to establish the fact that the democrats have done nothing for the poor, nothing for minority youth, nothing for the middle class but have been very beneficial to the rich with their attack the banks and stock market while holding their hands out.
    Baltimore, Detroit, Newark and countless other cities are being over run with crime, poverty, loosing population and urban blight. None of the cities have had a conservative in office since the dawn of civilization.
    Whoever the candidate is, Rubio is my choice, needs to beat the bushes and make people wake up that the democrats have done Nothing for them other that steal their hopes.
    Romney was a rich guy who earned his money. Hillary is a rich women who didn’t earn her money yet it is Romney that is bad.

  19. Imp says:

    I couldn’t help but notice the DemRat lineup. While they scream that the R’s are a party of “old, rich white men and not diverse”. Meanwhile…the R’s have one black doctor, one white doctor, a woman, an immigrant, actually two whose parents were of Cuban descent, a Governor or two. A potential Indian in Jindal whose darker than Obutthead.

    Now the screeching hypocrite demrats have: One old extremely rich white broad whose ideas are as old as coin phone booths, dot matrix printers and land lines…while she struggles to operate a blackberry and an iPad. Then Sanders…..a very old socialist loon….who’s 4 years older than the beast…and years older than Reagan was when he was elected. ( Whom they screamed was TOO old to be POTUS? ) O’Malley? A failed lib whose tenure over Maryland has allowed up at peek at their failing cities and policies.

  20. Joe says:

    He isd a great man. He is not presidential material.

  21. FB says:

    I’m rooting for whoever is not a professional politician aka crook and who has really accomplished something of value in his life. In his case he saved lives. Unlike many politicians who are just a waste. Go Ben!!

  22. geeez2014 says:

    Skud and Imp; I LOVE your reminder that HILLARY THE WHITE RICH WOMAN is the heartbeat of the Left (of course, she’s not quite left ENOUGH for them, but…)…and Romney, whose dad gave him tons of money but who gave it away and then made his own money was laughed at. And have you seen how MUCH money the Clintons have now?!!!
    Skud; I like Rubio, too.

    And they did slam Reagan for being too old but Sanders is OLDER? that’s hilarious, Imp!
    Ya, only a leftwinger can see his state’s problems and decide he now needs to be president….and HE was in charge!?
    I wonder how the Republican gov ever got elected? It was probably a set-up so they could start blaming HIM now ~!!!

  23. geeez2014 says:

    FB, I agree; I can’t say enough I’d rather have a really smart, good non politician who knows who to get to HELP HIM than a politician.
    Let’s face it, Walker and Rubio and Cruz don’t have THAT much experience………..

    Joe, I disagree but am glad to se eyou here! I hope you’re doing well.

  24. Imp. Brilliant comparison.

  25. Imp says:

    @ED…thanks ED…even with my thumb driven typos?

  26. Bob says:

    I’m with Ed, Imp, Silver Fiddle, and others. Ben Carson is an intelligent, articulate, and charismatic man. However, he is not an executive nor a practiced politician. You gotta do politics to get elected and to rule. I don’t think he has “fire in the belly”. Of course, Carson would be an infinitely better President than Obama, as would any homeless person.

    I like Rubio and Bush. Rubio for his ideas, and Bush for his political acumen. To me, Jeb Bush is probably the most electable against Hillary.

    “Old, white rich woman…”. Rich!

  27. lisa says:

    I like the fact that he isn’t a politician and the fact that he seems pretty well versed And he is smart enough for sure He has a confidence about him but not in the narcissistic way but in an inspirational way.
    The biggest obstacle will be the liberal media and their attack dogs. They can easily get Ben Carson elected the way they did Obama,but we know that will never happen

  28. geeez2014 says:

    Lisa, I COULD NOT AGREE WITH YOU MORE ON ONE WORD. Bravo!

  29. Jean Worland says:

    Regarding the person who talked about the money we have to pay to keep the Boston marathon murderer’s relatives safe (16 FBI agents as well as pay for their transport here and back), this is almost as bad as the taxpayers of CA having to pay for the sex change operation of a murderer. After all, his therapist in prison told the State that he needed it for his mental health. I think our country’s mental health is very sick and dying for a lack of complete common sense!

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