Does Dr. Ben Carson Want to Be President?

BenCarsonTexasKurt Wallace of interviewed Dr. Ben Carson and asked the burning question. Wallace has posted the audio and transcript versions of the interview. An excerpt:

Kurt Wallace: Well, you are being recruited by organizations like wanting you to jump into the presidential race in 2016. You are not a politician, why do you think people are attracted or gravitated to you with such excitment?

Ben Carson: Primarily because I’m talking about common sense. Things that we all know are correct but are afraid to say for the most part have been beaten into submission. And becasue I’m not going to yeild to them. To political correctness or to the progressive left no matter what they do. Because, you know, there is such a thing as right and wrong. And that’s one of the things that propelled us as a nation. To the pinnacle of the world in record time. We recognized that we had values and principles that guide our lives. And as we begin to throw those away for the sake of political correctness and as we begin to try to conform to everybody else in the world – we lose our exceptionalism. They should be conforming to us. Not us trying to accomidate them. That doesn’t mean that we can’t be kind and courteous to other people. But there is an American way of life and an American culture. And we should be proud of it. And we don’t have to compromise it so that everybody else can feel comfortable. If they want to be part of us then they need to be like we are.

Kurt Wallace: I know a lot of people have asked you ‘are you going to run for president’ my question to you is do you want to run for president? Do you want to be the president?

Inquiring minds want to know…

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