The BEN CARSON MOVEMENT movement began in 2013, when famed Neurosurgeon Dr. BENJAMIN SOLOMON "BEN" CARSON, Sr., whose operating-room prowess and up-from-poverty back story had made him the subject of a television movie and a regular on the inspirational-speaking circuit, was invited to address the annual NATIONAL PRAYER BREAKFAST in WASHINGTON, D.C.!!!
With President BARACK OBAMA sitting just two seats away, Dr. CARSON warned that “moral decay” and “fiscal irresponsibility” could destroy America just as it did ancient Rome. He proposed a substitute for Obamacare — Health Savings Accounts, which, he said, would end any talk of “death panels” — and a flat-tax based on the concept of tithing. His address, combined with the president’s stony reaction, was a smash with Republican activists. Speaking and interview requests flooded in. Carson, then 61, announced his planned retirement a few weeks later, freeing his calendar to accept just about all of them. In the months that followed, his rhetoric became increasingly strident.
The claim that drew the most attention, perhaps, was that Obamacare was “the worst thing that has happened in this nation since slavery.”
BEN CARSON is now an early candidate for PRESIDENT Of The UNITED STATES, and last month, one poll of REPUBLICAN voters showed him statistically-tied for first place with Governor JEB BUSH and SCOTT WALKER.
His chances of victory are minuscule, but he and other hard-right candidates will still be a headache for the G.O.P. in the 2016 primaries.
NEW YORK TIME MAGAZINE Political Correspondent JIM GUTTENBURG attempts to answer the question that many GOPs are asking, HOW Do YOU SOLVE A PROBLEM Like BEN CARSON???