I just don’t get it. The people of Iowa want Ben Carson to be their President! The polls indicate that the people of Iowa are willing to give up Medicare, Medicaid, and become acquainted with frequent analogies of rather banal events and people to Hitler and the Nazis. They know that Carson is a Christian who thinks Charles Darwin’s theory of evolution is a fraud promoted by “the forces of evil.” He likens same-sex marriage to legalizing pedophilia and bestiality and predicts it will lead us to “a disastrous ending, as witnessed in the dramatic fall of the Roman Empire.” He said that homosexuality is obviously a choice “because a lot of people who go into prison go into prison straight—and when they come out, they’re gay.”
He drew attention recently, by saying he could not accept a Muslim for president, on the theory that Islam is incompatible with American values. This was too much for Lindsey Graham, who noted that 3,500 Muslim members of the U.S. military have fought in Iraq and Afghanistan. No abortion, none, not even to save the life of the mother, rape or incest.
The institution of tithing instead of taxes……. that changed to tithing and a half. And somehow abolishing the debt is the economic policy – no specifics….. it will just go.
Carson has benefited from enthusiastic support among the evangelical, home-school community. “The home-school group is motivated. They’re close-knit, and they organize themselves,” the operative said. Are there really that many “home schoolers” in Iowa? And now with the “national” lead, it seems that we have a nation of evangelical home-schoolers.
Carson endorsed the idea that presidents are legally entitled to ignore Supreme Court rulings. He also sat down with CNBC’s John Harwood, and made some comments about marriage equality, which left Harwood saying, “I have no idea what you’re talking about.”
And then……. he is hardly ever in Iowa. Its has been direct mail. And then the wild stories of being held up in a chicken joint, even though he is a vegetarian and the constantly evolving story about stabbing someone…. when he was 14. As for geography and foreign policy…….Carson was simply unaware that the Baltic states of Estonia, Latvia, and Lithuania have been NATO members for over a decade.
Don’t get me wrong, he is a brilliant surgeon but all of this is unusual. Very unusual. And I keep hearing the same thing…… “he approaches the issues with common sense”.
Is it only important that he was a brilliant surgeon, who has a mellow voice, and overcame adversity? With each and every mistake everything is “walked back” the next day. How easy will it be to “walk back” a war?
Personally, I think that the polls are run with small , flawed sample sizes, leading questions and other manipulative measures …. if they are run at all. I have only been called for a poll once and gave goofy answers as I was unloading the car. I never answer the land line and none of my friends or family do either. Further, I find it strange that the only place these rather unified and bizarre polls ring true and constant is in Iowa. NO.OTHER.STATE.
Could this be just a way of “peeling the banana”? Use Carson to destroy Trump by suggesting that they are “two crazies” (the complaint by the two presumed leaders from the establishment) and have them just destroy each other. Then knock off Carson, take on Rubio – who is being asked to resign from the senate in Florida by all of the “big” papers……. and then allow for the rise of Bush and Kasich?
Bush and Kasich are frustrated…….. One has “cooler” things to do, the other delivered a speech right out of Jay Bulworth’s mouth. Both are “fed up”, “angry”, and feel “betrayed”. It was “their” race and the interlopers are messing up their “mojo”. They were supposed to debate each other. And then smile. And then take the crown…… But it did not work out that way and boy-howdie I can’t wait for the sparks tonight!
So…… what has happened? Apparently there are now Democrats who are tracking with Ben since there are “polls” showing Carson beating the Democrats as well — I mean since there are more registered Dems than Republicans, there seems to be “bi-partisan” agreement – they need Carson more than Hillary or Sanders. Or maybe there are that many independents moving over to his side.
This is a rather meteoric rise as a result of one prayer breakfast. But I will agree, he is a lovely man with a lovely wife and family. He has also a quiet melodious demeanor, a kind voice and he is a neurosurgeon.
None of those qualities will matter when he faces the despots and opportunists …. unless it is in the operating room or maybe they too will become captivated or just confused.
Well………. I am going to bet this is the work of skilled pollsters and a bit of shenanigans and the media joins in. There are reasons that those in single digits are still hanging in and it has nothing to do with “serving” the country. Because if serving were on the table, Rubio would have served his constituents and the rest would not be so offended…… nope tonight Trump will be the Giant on the ground pulled down by the gray suited masses. The only losers will be:
The American People. What do you think?