Adviser: Ben Carson Is ‘Very, Very Serious’ About Running For President

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    http://news.yahoo.com/adviser-ben-carson-very-very-serious-running-president-024620206.html

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    I like a lot about Carson but it will be interesting to see what ticket he runs on as he is a registered indy
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    I would love to see him run. I don't agree with him on everything, but I'd vote for him over any of the other names floating out there.
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    I see Carson as another Herman Cain. He may have good ideas but has no political experience or capital to work off of. he will have a hard time gaining any real traction on the campaign trail. He will garner some percentage points but nothing close enough to gain the pub nod.
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    Someone with no political experience or capital is precisely what we need.
    A fresh perspective that looks at each issue without a party boss doing the thinking for them.
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    There is already someone with relatively little political experience currently occupying the White House. Repeating the same mistake with an amateur from the other side of the political spectrum would not necessarily be a good idea.
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    I disagree, it should be someone who at least has held an office. Senator, congressman or governor. If someone with no experience became president he would be a lame duck. No one in congress would pay attention and he would hold no capital to use.
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    The difference is the current WH occupant had very little useful experience in any field.
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    Ben Carson is an exceptionally skilled surgeon. Not only is he completely lacking in political experience, he has virtually no management experience in any field. He's an attractive candidate to the right almost entirely because he has strong conservative positions on a number of social issues and is an outspoken critic of Obamacare.
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    Yeah, funny about how we've had 6 years of complaints about hiring someone with no experience, but put a (R) after his name and those same complainers now think it's a great idea to elect someone with no experience.
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    Go back to 2008.....using your basic phrasing......

    "Barrack Hussein Obama is a proven community organizer. Not only is he completely lacking any REAL WORLD experience, he has absolutely NO management experience in any field whatsoever. He's a compelling candidate to the extreme far left and lowest-of-low-information voters entirely and completely because of his ability to lie through his teeth while at the same time promising a far left agenda on predominately social issues assuring feelings of a 'you-won't-have-to-worry-about-your-car-payments-ever-again' as well as 'quality, affordable healthcare that allows you to keep your doctor'. In addition, he is an outspoken critic and apologist for the American way of life and one who is determined to dismantle the Constitution".

    Obama got elected with the above mentioned characteristics and look at how he's done.

    I'd take a Carson over this pile of chit in the WH now any day of the week, and twice on Sunday.
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    Who said anything about having to be from any 'side'? Thats the problem with you partisans, its about sides rather than whats the right thing to do.
    Sad that sooo many of you are letting others do your thinking for you.
    As for the current experiment in office, not only did he have no political experience, but no life or business experience either.
    Keep voting your party lines. Its worked beautifully of late.
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    Ben Carson is smart enough to surround himself with the right people.
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    His ideas are better than what is coming out of the WH right now.
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    It's not the label. It's ideology. If Obama was a conservative, I would be his biggest fan.
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    That really hasn't worked out for us now hasn't it, considering our country is bankrupt.
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    Dr. Carson and Barry are very different people. He'll at least Dr. Carson actually accomplish something in his life as a professional before considering running for office.

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    While I don't know how excited I would be for a Ben Carson ticket, I would say being the director of anything at a hospital like Johns Hopkins provides a pretty significant amount of management experience. Perhaps someone in the medical field will correct me, I would believe being "director of pediatric neurosurgery" would probably have a bit more to it than just surgeries.
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    I disagree. The president needs to know how to work with Congress to get things done. There is an art to working with people who disagree with your philosophies to get what you want, while giving them at least some what they want. Compromise sounds easy, but it is not. An amateur (like Obama) will resort to partisanship and the blame game very quickly and piss people off to the point that cooperation is no longer possible.

    Plus, Carson has no significant foreign policy experience. He would probably make a very good V.P., but I can't picture him as a president. He should run for Congress first and spend a term or two as a Congressman and one as a Senator.
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    This isn't a racist comment: he would be the next Herman Cain. He would get the rabid GOP base all fired up and a series of political blunders would ultimately sink him. And I guarantee you that the Democratic Party would salivate at the idea of him being the GOP nomination.

    If I may assist the GOP (but I would rather not because they are as broken as the Dems) they need to utilize people such as Dr. Carson to formalize a strong and resolute platform and then let the voters decide which candidate can best articulate it. Right now the selection process is a bunch of Mr. Conservative America contestants traipsing around in front of the judges in their evening gowns.

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