Are You A Republican?

 

In this 2 minute video I talk about whether or not I’m a republican or democrat. 

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89 Thoughts on “Are You A Republican?

  1. Lee Gasparro on July 12, 2014 at 10:08 am said:

    Totally agree with you.

  2. What a credit you’d be in the White House… although, having another Afr-Am there seems, to me, unlikely in the short term… and perhaps even long term.

    • Daniel Adam on July 12, 2014 at 12:25 pm said:

      Why does it seem unlikely?

    • Sandra fairchild on July 12, 2014 at 1:47 pm said:

      Race is not the issue. Progressive blind ideology is. Most people care not the color, gender, or religious preference of our president…just someone who respects the constitution, our borders, and the wishes of the American people. The mess we have is easy to understand if you study Cloward and Piven and their student Saul Alinski.

    • jdelcjr on July 12, 2014 at 3:09 pm said:

      I disagree. I think Obama failed me, not because of the color of his skin, but his policies, his inability to lead and compromise. He does not act act presidential, and his character, which is seriously flawed. He still has allot of supporters. Mostly extreme liberals. Those he has not failed. I would never vote for a liberal of any color again. I would consider a conservative black man or woman.

    • Steve Peters on July 12, 2014 at 3:49 pm said:

      This hyphenated American crap has gotta go. Dr Carson is a top brain dr. He shouldn’t be thought of as a African or black or anything else. He is in the top .005 percent for inelegance. He is am example of an exceptional individual and capitalism lets people become exceptional as they are free. I would welcome Dr. Carson to the white house- and it would not have anything to do with his skins finish. It would have to do with his beliefs, intelligence, character, and love for this country as the best mankind has ever had.

    • I think that depends on the Afr-Am. No doubt this administration will have turned some people sour, but hopefully there are enough sensible people out there who will look for more important things than a candidate’s ethnicity.

    • What do you mean by “another Afr-Am”? We haven’t had one yet! Obama is mixed…his mom was white, and his dad was black.

      • Cecelia Mendez on July 27, 2014 at 11:14 am said:

        Joe; his father was Arab and his grandmother was 1/2 black. If a person is proud of their heritage they should just be that, forget the hyphenated designations. And if you’re an American, just be that. If you don’t like America and think you can do better somewhere else, go there, no one is stopping you, which is the great thing.

    • Lorelle on July 12, 2014 at 9:48 pm said:

      We can’t start judging all black men to Obama, remember Mr. A..hole is half white and we have had a lot of bad white presidents down the line and that didn’t stop anyone from voting in another white man. I agree with this “black man” and at least he is not a crooked lawyer. No, I am not black, I am a 100% white middle aged woman for the first time in my life scared for what is happening to our country. If we didn’t have the “D”, “R”, or familiar name on the ballot and people started listening to what the candidate is saying and you like it, you vote for him and if he doesn’t do what he promises the first four years you vote hi out. And try the next one you like. Let our government know we ( the People) are in charge, not the government . So far I like what I hear coming out of Dr. Ben Carson’s mouth, but that can always change, because so far we have that right. If we keep going the way we are right now, that right will be taken away from us in the too near future.

  3. Patricia Belcher on July 12, 2014 at 10:22 am said:

    I wish we had a president that thought like you. I have a great deal of respect for you Dr. Ben Carson!!

  4. Brian J. Woznicki, M.S. on July 12, 2014 at 10:23 am said:

    He’s right! But are independents viable?

  5. Donna Gasper on July 12, 2014 at 10:25 am said:

    Just finished reading One Nation & passing the book along to a Friend..What an American!!!

  6. I agree with Dr Carson. We need to learn more before we vote. Our country is changing.

  7. Mark Petersen on July 12, 2014 at 10:31 am said:

    Please consider running Dr. Carson! You are what this country is about! My wife and I were just discussing last night, that when people speak they should not be designated as “R” or “D”. Let people make decisions on their words and not their party.

  8. Sharon Turow on July 12, 2014 at 10:32 am said:

    AGREE TOTALLY. Grew up a Democrat, worked for John K’s election. Very independent now! Things have changed so much. Logical thinking in politics, what a novel idea?

  9. Sharon Turow on July 12, 2014 at 10:33 am said:

    We are One Nation!

  10. Teri Medina on July 12, 2014 at 10:34 am said:

    Dr Carson you have my vote and my husband’s. And I am sure you would have God’s vote too. And he is the most important one, besides Mary and Joseph’s votes.
    May The Lord keep blessing you and your family wherever you are.

  11. Kathleen Fields on July 12, 2014 at 10:34 am said:

    I agree with you 100% on all your thoughts and ideas for bettering America Dr. Carson. I will vote for you if you were to run for President. Please do consider it.

  12. Candidates should answer voter guide surveys. Many refuse and play both sides of the fence. Many are election time conservatives.

  13. Dugoda Kuhn on July 12, 2014 at 10:46 am said:

    RUN BEN! JUST RUNNNNNN!!!! WE’RE READY FOR YOUR PRESIDENCY

  14. Kate Heim on July 12, 2014 at 11:08 am said:

    I wish you were POTUS right now!

  15. Joseph on July 12, 2014 at 11:26 am said:

    You would have made an excellent president sir.. But i’m afraid the countries whole image of a black leader may be tarnished with the current administration :-/ Too bad though.. I fully agree with you man, if you are on the ballot, you’ll have my vote.

  16. Connie on July 12, 2014 at 11:28 am said:

    Common sense….now there’s a novel idea….haven’t had that in the whitehouse for quite some time. Time to change that. Our society is so stuck on catching up with or getting ahead of other countries in education that common sense or life skills, or even a good work ethic isn’t taught in the home or schools anymore. If we would just get back to basics and stop comparing ourselves with other countries and do what works best for us we would be the great country we once was.
    I also like the idea of not having party affiliations on the ballots and having to find out what someone actually stands for before we vote.
    Let your voice be heard Dr. Ben! Blessings to you!

  17. Peterpan Pilot on July 12, 2014 at 11:36 am said:

    Ben, thank you for your thoughts on this. While growing up, we were democrats. In the Clinton era, our family collectively decided that the democratic party was changing significantly and so were we. We became republicans. As a woman in my 30′s, I’ve decided that being independent aligns more with my own value system, I like to say I’m an “independent, conservative, environmentalist.” :)

  18. Dr. Carson there was a time I would have agreed with you on the basis of reason. Today I agree with you, however, on the basis of need. Sir our country is falling away and the dual party system isn’t coming alive to save it. Sarah Palin says the party, Republican party, is excluding her, I see very real problems in leadership, so Dr. Carson, are you going yo lead us out of this storm?

  19. jim bennett on July 12, 2014 at 11:45 am said:

    if you run for president as a independent you will all but Assure the Democrats will win, you will take away votes from the Republicans

    • aavalon on July 13, 2014 at 5:56 pm said:

      Jim Bennett… Your republicans are finished !!! They will never ever see the oval office again … and you can thank those racist republican members of the house for that !

  20. Mary Wiedenhaupt on July 12, 2014 at 11:48 am said:

    My views precisely. If you run, I will vote for you.

  21. Denny Okudinani on July 12, 2014 at 11:55 am said:

    Your politics line up perfectly with my own. I look forward to seeing where God takes you next.

  22. Oh,Sir,I totally agree.The way the two parties have become ,is similar to a war in our country.It is seldom a calm exchange of views can be discussed.Everyone wants this tnation to be powerful again but our President and Congress has failed us.I can’t get into how because I could go on forever. I believe most people know. I must say I am frightened I always thought our leadership would put our country first but that has not and is not the case.
    I hope I pray that people will read and listen to your words and know your our chance,all the others are politicians trying to make a name for themselves.You have done that.

    sorry there are a few politicians that have the people at heart
    Please,run,I have met you and followed career and read all your books.I think I am educated enough about you to nominate you.God bless you with the road you choose

  23. Mary C Young on July 12, 2014 at 12:14 pm said:

    Anthony, I respectively disagree. Dr. Carson and the president are as different as night & day. Remember, it’s the content of the character, not the color of the skin that
    matters. We conservatives are smart enough to know the difference!

  24. Laura on July 12, 2014 at 12:19 pm said:

    While I totally agree that way too many people do not spend enough time researching the views held by the candidates running for office, I do feel that voting along party lines can be helpful to a person because in order for a person to get endorsed by a party, they must have agreed to the party platform. So that can be helpful if you know what the party platform required for endorsement. The majority of people do not attend caucuses or otherwise get involved other than showing up on voting day. That is a problem!

    • Laura on July 12, 2014 at 12:25 pm said:

      Of course, that being said (that party platforms can be helpful) I would vote for an independent – Dr. Ben Carson. I don’t believe in simply voting party line regardless of who the candidate is. It just so happens that, being a conservative myself, it seems that most conservatives run as Republicans. Independents are often conservative economically but socially they are liberals.

  25. Matthew Buehl on July 12, 2014 at 12:25 pm said:

    Dr. Carson;
    How would you feel about Greatly increasing the amount that can be written off for U.S. based, humanitarian specific charitable giving come tax time?

  26. Mary M Woods on July 12, 2014 at 12:25 pm said:

    You are right. Logical and common sense don’t belong to any Party. They are God given abilities. Use our head which He put on our shoulders.

  27. mr. gerben byvoets on July 12, 2014 at 12:29 pm said:

    Ben, like you I felt myself an independent. However, now I strongly feel there is too strong a liberal (far left) influence in our society and government; which causes me to lean republican as that party tends to represent the more conservative views that I think is needed to restore a better sense of balance. I agree with you that our traditional 2 party system has, perhaps, become inappropriate to move us forward in pursuit of basic American ideals of democracy, freedom, and fair and equal treatment of all our citizens. (The Madison Ave driven styles of promotion through false advertising and negative attacks on one’s opponent, undermines the notion of candidates being able to present their concepts of solutions to problems and plans for progress – and voters to be able to evaluate candidates on their merit and qualifications to do the important jobs they are campaigning for. I know I am probably not saying anything you do not already know, but these are the challenges you face and I do feel that America is coming back to recognizing the value of the people that ‘pick up their lunch pale, go to work, and fulfill the demands of their job everyday’ and the ‘lots of fluff and little stuff’ people, that have the ‘box office appeal’ – easier to sell, people is beginning to wear thin with America. I hope so, anyway. I like you Ben and I would like to see you have success – I think that would be good for our nation and her people.

  28. Kathryn Wise on July 12, 2014 at 12:47 pm said:

    Less government also leans one toward Republicans. I am all for that.
    And, the border “crisis” bothers me. We need to get control of all our borders and this POTUS would rather play pool or whatever than take some responsibility for problems. Or use his pen and phone as he likes to brag about. We need someone with a lot of guts in the White House. Someone strong who speaks well, studies problems, then does something about them with “common sense”. I think a doctor is just the proper medication for our nation’s ailments !

  29. Christine Wynne on July 12, 2014 at 12:48 pm said:

    Bravo! People have been most likely to dump me into the Republican wing because of my conservative leanings. I have said I vote for the person, but if pegged, I am a conservative Democrat/liberalRepublican. I don’t like any of these labels, including Independent for it’s connotations. I agree there is a need for an overhaul. How about allowing “none of the above” on ballots? :D

    Praying for you, Dr. Carson!
    C. Wynne

  30. Kim White on July 12, 2014 at 12:55 pm said:

    This is a much needed video, even more on this subject is needed. Speak to the young African American male also, so they understand who you are.

  31. James Jeffries on July 12, 2014 at 12:59 pm said:

    Doctor Ben Carson,

    I really have a lot of respect for you. I love it that you stand up for what you know is right . I will continue to pray that God will put it into your heart to run for president in 2016. I am tired of the democrats turning our America into a nation of godless drones, and playing the race card every time a conservative disagrees with Obama. Please run for president! As a conservative and a black man you have the power to revoke this card they are so fond of playing. The fact is conservatives do not hate black people, we love them, and we are tired of them trying to make us feel ashamed when we have nothing to be ashamed about. Please run for president, please please please.

    Your genuine supporter and brother in Christ,
    James Jeffries

  32. Bud Olesen on July 12, 2014 at 1:15 pm said:

    The remarks by Mr. Ekeh above are just asinine! I don’t care what anyone’s sex or racial background is as long as they are capable of getting this great country back on track. I truly believe Dr. Carson is the right man at the right place in time!!!

  33. Sue Sidwell on July 12, 2014 at 1:15 pm said:

    I would like to have you run as a republican . Running as an independent would insure the democrat idiot would get elected.
    I agree with you on the facts I know but there is more we need to know.
    I heard you speak in Ohio and was very impressed.

  34. Dr. Carson,

    I wrote a blog several days ago in regard to you running for president. I started out by saying, “I am 82 years old and I have never been more impressed with any presidential candidate in my life time.” If there ever was a time when this wonderful country of ours needed a president with Love of country, Love of God, and lots of good common sense that time is now! Please Run Run Run!

  35. Nancy Wire on July 12, 2014 at 1:23 pm said:

    Dr. Carson,
    I admire you greatly. You and your common sense just resonates with so many of us. We would love to have Godly, concerned, grateful Americans leading us. My question to you is do you, as the title of your book says, believe that we can save America’s future? I believe ALL things are possible where God is concerned, but it would require the people of this country to renounce legitimizing homosexuality and the killing of unborn babies. Is it really possible?

  36. Rich D'Auria on July 12, 2014 at 1:28 pm said:

    Doctor Ben Carson,

    I was hoping you would be the Republican Candidate for President in 2016 or at least be on the ticket as Vice President. However I would not appreciate if you ran as an Independent, as it would split the conservative and independent vote thereby assuring a liberal win. I don’t believe that this Nation can endure another liberal/progressive administration in 2016!

    Rich D’Auria
    Philadelphia PA

  37. Steve Cowles on July 12, 2014 at 1:38 pm said:

    Wait . . . if I like this, does it make me a racist? I’m never sure nowadays.

    I like this quite a bit by the way.

  38. Janke Elliott on July 12, 2014 at 1:40 pm said:

    I perfectly agree.
    But as important:how do you feel about more wars, Dr Carson?

  39. Rob Martin on July 12, 2014 at 2:02 pm said:

    Our Founding Fathers knew what they were talking about when they said the very same thing. I agree with Dr. Ben Carson on every issue except on the issue of gun control. After our right to have freedom of religion, our right to bear arms is the next most important right that we have as Americans. Hunting and self defense were important reasons to have the 2nd Amendment, but the most important reason was to keep the government in check, should it ever turn into a dictatorship. As we have seen with Obama, this still applies today.

  40. Joseph Balikuddembe Mawanda on July 12, 2014 at 2:04 pm said:

    I always find bone in your opinions Ben and I join my effort to uphold Benjamin Carson effort to replace Obama care!

  41. Tim B. on July 12, 2014 at 2:04 pm said:

    I totally agree Ben with your reasoning, take the R & D out of the equation and force people to be informed voters. Unfortunately these days common sense is not so common. You’re message is refreshing, our country needs a uniter rather than a divider. United our country will soar into the future divided we’ll become the most recent fallen empire. Please help to move us together as one people, emphasizing our commonality rather than our differences.

  42. Engr. Eke, Augustine on July 12, 2014 at 2:09 pm said:

    Hope

  43. I absolutely agree. Too many R’s take on D policies! So voting for them
    is always ify for me. Sometimes we need to vote for the best out of two worsts
    as they are the only two running. They should all be Independent and we
    should do away with D’s & R’s!!! Those running should run on their own merit!
    Thank you Dr Carson!!

  44. Margaret Gunsell on July 12, 2014 at 2:42 pm said:

    I also was or considered myself a Republican…But I feel the same as Dr Carson…I’m an Independent thinker, leaning to Conservatism. I vote person NOT party…I truly believe Dr Carson would re-unite our Country, as it should be, and not divide it as Obama has…. It’s time to throw your hat in the ring Dr Carson, you have much to offer this country of ours…God bless you!

  45. Robin Brock on July 12, 2014 at 2:59 pm said:

    Dear Dr Carson,
    You have often described the importance of having an informed citizenry as essential to the preservation of our democracy, and I completely agree with you. Sometimes I watch Watter’s World on The Factor and I think my head is going to explode!

    You and Dinesh D’Souza do so much to educate Americans in a way that helps us see the big picture and makes us want to get involved…to do something. I write my congressmen, I always vote, and in my former role as an elementary school teacher I worked hard to help my students understand our founding principles and system of government. It would really be great if there was one organization that could help coordinate and mobilize citizens who wish to engage in activities designed to promote an understanding of cherished American ideals…an organization that is not defined by or beholden to a particular party, PAC, or lobby. There are so many people doing great things on their own, but if we could synergize and create some economies of scale, so much more could be accomplished.

  46. Jane Haslam on July 12, 2014 at 3:29 pm said:

    Dr. Carson I have the utmost respect for you and your accomplishments. I believe whole heartedly with all but one of your beliefs and that one Sir is your beliefs on our 2nd Amendment. As much good as you could do for our Country, your beliefs on gun control go against the very grain of my soul. Never should Americans give up their rights to possess guns. At the present time, there are more than at any time in our history, Americans with the right to carry a weapon and Sir our violent crime rate has fallen 22% since this has taken place. This and this alone would make me think that I could not vote for you as President. Our forefathers did an excellent job with our Declaration of Independence, our United States of America Constitution it’s Amendments and our Bill of Rights. In this respect I have to quote a saying I’ve heard all my life and Sir that is “IF IT AIN’T BROKE DON’T FIX IT.” Respectfully yours, Jane Haslam

  47. As an American taxpayer, I salute you Dr. Carson. Your common sense approach to government is exactly what our forefathers had envisioned. Our country is in dire need of a leader such as yourself. I truly hope you make the decision to run.

  48. ken cilione on July 12, 2014 at 4:50 pm said:

    Dr. Carson makes more sense than all the others regardless of which party they represent.

  49. Chris Offenhauser on July 12, 2014 at 4:55 pm said:

    Your thoughts and demeanor are exactly what we need in The Executive Branch. Truth be told, I don’t want a Republican or Democrat in the oval office. We need a smart, brave, articulate person, qualified under the Constitution, with common sense. Skin color means nothing, it’s your policy preferences that matter. “Run Ben, run!!!”

  50. Randy Cullinan on July 12, 2014 at 5:01 pm said:

    I like all I know about Ben Carson but want to know his opinion on all the most fought differences between the parties. Let’s start with the 2nd amendment and how it applies to todays controversies.

    I wish there were some way I could speak with you in person towards helping you get elected.

  51. Kara on July 12, 2014 at 5:06 pm said:

    I completely agree! Excellent point!

  52. Yes!!! A common sense party!! Will you start one?? Much respect of you and your ideas.. thanks…

  53. O. Elaine Vinzant on July 12, 2014 at 5:16 pm said:

    We need to use common sense to find workable solutions to governmental issues instead of playing political party power games. That’s why I would vote for Dr. Ben Carson!

  54. Kristi Porter on July 12, 2014 at 5:19 pm said:

    I completely agree. I have said for years that if it were possible to have “blind” elections where the only thing we knew about a candidate was the view they held on the issues we as a country would be so much better off. It seems that too many people are only interested in electing someone who’s Republican or Democrat, black or white, male or female. This would also get more people involved with knowing what the issues are.

  55. Tony on July 12, 2014 at 5:37 pm said:

    The founding fathers didn’t intend for us to vote for Senators, Senators where supposed to represent state governments as a way for state governments to have input on federal laws that affect state laws and budgets. The constitution should have never been changed to allow election by popular vote for Senators. You want to see a drop in campaign spending, celebrity candidates and singling out of issues to sucker in votes then eliminate the election of senators and the president from citizens. Instead we should incorporate some sort of choice voting in multi-seat house districts. The US use to have multi-seat districts many years ago, bring them back and set it up in such a way where a voting majority can get a majority of seats but not all seats for a giving districts. For example for a 3 seat district allow voters to vote only for 2 candidates. Parties or no parties the voters will be much better represented at this point with a dynamic of candidates that represents closer to 80% of the views for their constituents rather than say 30 or 40% who happened to convinced a portion of a voters their choice was the lesser evil.

  56. Caroline Foster on July 12, 2014 at 6:22 pm said:

    I have read at least 3 of your books! You inspire me. Thank you for publishing. I hope there will come a time (before it is too late) that you might be elected President.

  57. Steve Fink on July 12, 2014 at 6:28 pm said:

    Well said Dr. Carson. I wish it was possible for a true independent to win the general presidential election but too much money and power as well as apathy among the uneducated voters make that very unlikely.

    A Logical party is where I fit as well. I too started as a Democrat and currently consider myself a Republican simply because I’m closer to their ideals then the Dems.

    Clearly I would love a “Logical” party to be created and have a legitimate shot at winning the White House. Sadly even if that were to happen, Congress would never cooperate to the point of things actually getting done.

  58. Your comments make a lot of sense. But the “why” people vote will not change
    if the candidate tells what he/she will give away. Bad morals go to all parties.

  59. Teresa Morlan on July 12, 2014 at 9:58 pm said:

    Wow, I totally agree with you Dr. Carson! I am very sick of both Dems & Repubs. I am finding myself ‘gun shy’ of all politicians. It just seems like they tell us (with the help of the mainstream media) what they think we want to hear and then do whatever they can to fill their own pockets.

  60. Edward S Quinones on July 12, 2014 at 10:19 pm said:

    I totally agree with you Dr. Carson, I’ve never been a party R or D follower’ I vote for the best person that can do the job in my opinion of course.

  61. Pamela Bozio on July 13, 2014 at 10:25 am said:

    I totally agree with you Dr. Carson. This Country needs you as President to get us back on the right track. I love your common sense approaches and it is something this Country has been without for a very long time. PLEASE run for President.

  62. William Fuzi on July 13, 2014 at 11:49 am said:

    In a perfect world that would be great. Problem is, there is no more honesty, and integrity. People lie with out thought of reprisal, because there is no one holding them to account.

  63. Bill on July 13, 2014 at 1:25 pm said:

    I am a constitutional defender. Party s mean NOTHING to me. Dr Carson is a VERY smart man and team builder. He may not know everything but I believe he would surround himself with people who are intelligent AND are deeply rooted in the Constitution. He made a statement on Beck’s show about the 2nd Amendment that was wrong. He has rethought that statement and seems to be coming around! Please keep spreading the word about Dr Carson.

  64. Carm S. on July 13, 2014 at 3:45 pm said:

    If it’s not too late to save our country from the damage that has been done to it in the last 6 years, we would be honored to have Ben Carson as President. A man who loves American and will abide by our Constitution. Only problem is trying to have a fair election with all the fraud we have been having when we vote. The last Presidential election was a complete scam.

  65. Susan Mellon on July 13, 2014 at 4:49 pm said:

    Dr Carson is exactly what this country needs! Some people say that he is not qualified to be a politician. But i say the politicians that are in office right now are clearly the ones not qualified. Why people try to put him down when he is trying to help us and make our country a better place to live is beyond me. People need to stop living in the “black and white” mentality. Judging people based on the color of their skin is absolutely obsurd. I mean come on people. If someone was blue or purple you would say that they are “weird” just because you’ve never seen it before. Just like you’ve never seen a politician that is willing to stand up for what’s right and put Mr. So-called-president in his place. Yes he was a doctor and a great one at that. He saved my husband’s life on 18 different occasions and countless other people. Maybe politics is his new calling and we should give him a chance to prove that he does have a plan for us to lead us in the right direction.

    • aavalon on July 14, 2014 at 4:30 pm said:

      Dr. Carson is an excellent example of an American success story. He’s a fine doctor and has done great things in the medical profession , however I can’t understand for the life of me why he (Dr. Carson) would go and align himself with those right wing racist republicans to express frustration with the some of the policies of the Obama admin. I think President Obama has done a great job with this country given the mess that he (Pres. Obama) was handed by the previous admin. If Dr. Carson Emeritus, has a genuine concern for the nation and the president and the job that this president is doing, then he should sit down with The President and have a brother to brother conversation with Mr. Obama. As for the political arena , I think Mr. Carson needs to stay in his lane !

      • Mary C. Young on July 15, 2014 at 9:49 pm said:

        Dr. Ben Carson and the president are polar opposites. Their philosophies are not compatible. I am a christian conservative, and we are not racist. That is a box you leftist try to put us in – you are the racist. I don’t identify with the establishment republicans anymore. They are democrat-lite. I could never vote for a democrat as they are now – though many years ago, I did vote democrat. I will vote for Dr. Ben Carson. The content of his character is excellent!!

        • aavalon on July 23, 2014 at 6:49 am said:

          Who are you to judge??? If Dr Carson ran and was elected president it’s just a matter of time before you people start tearing at him just as you have done to president Obama. Since you are so “D…n” smart , why don’t you run for president? BACK SEAT DRIVER !!!

          • Mary C. Young on July 23, 2014 at 10:16 pm said:

            I am not qualified to run for president and I know it. However, I can see the differences between the two men by their words and actions. Why in the world would I ‘tear’ into Dr. Carson? He is not a liberal like Mr. Obama.

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  67. Robert Mackay on July 14, 2014 at 11:13 am said:

    Dr. Ben you have my vote if you decide to run,I to am independent,I agree with you on most things except the 2nd amendment, I do not own a gun nor do i wish to but if in the future if I want one for some reason I want that option. I hope you run but run as a R yours and our chances of beating a liberal would 10 fold. Run Ben Run on the R ticket! Run for the people!

  68. Kyle Gilliss on July 16, 2014 at 2:31 pm said:

    Sure, Dr. Carson would have a greater chance of winning the presidency if he were to run as a Republican, but his doing so would be a false testimony to his intentions for the future of America. Sometimes it isn’t about winning or losing, but making a stand for what is right. A win for Dr. Carson as a Republican or a Democratic would still be a defeat. It appears to me, that Dr. Carson is hoping that Americans choose not to opt for the path of least resistance in regard to candidate selections. Understandably, it is easier to defer to that zealous friend or family member when it comes time to vote rather than spending precious spare-time to research candidates individually. But until someone of quality chooses to take a stand in the middle, nothing will ever change. Fortunately for us, Ben Carson will take that stand and after reading all his books and inspecting his fruits, I have found him to be a worthy candidate. I look forward to seeing who the other presidential candidates are and how they can hold up under scrutiny. Cheers.

  69. Hello Dr. Ben,

    Curious video, considering you have stated you have not slammed the door shut on a presidential run. I doubt very much you would run as an independent, since that would all but guarantee another President Clinton.

    FYI, just published a blog on the race card, click my name to read.

    Thanks!

    • aavalon on July 23, 2014 at 6:51 am said:

      Talk about “the race card” Who put that card in the deck in the first place ? !!!

    • aavalon on July 23, 2014 at 12:46 pm said:

      Who are the authors of racism since the beginning of time. ??? so don’t talk to me about a race card. As for the blog about the race card , you should be sending that to all your right wing racist republicans politicians and those who continue to support them.

    • george mollien on July 23, 2014 at 4:22 pm said:

      I think the time is right should Dr. Carson run as an Independent. The partisan politics has reached a sickening level. Is it really possible have such an exact belief system that not a single person in the opposing party sees eye to eye on anything, ever. “Republicans” have all but abandoned conservative values to protect their fat cat positions in D.C. “Democrats” have crossed almost every moral line there is. We need a true American to bring us together, making decisions on the fundamentals that this great nation was founded on and fought for ever since. God, the Constitution, and working towards a greater good as one republic. We ARE the people. It is OUR country, funded with OUR money. Politics is out of control and ridiculous.

  70. Michael Kersh on July 25, 2014 at 1:39 pm said:

    While I like and appreciate Dr. Carson’s position, political reality is that labels are a must, because that’s how voters are ranked and grouped in support of the individual candidate. It goes way back to the early days of Federalists and Thomas Jefferson’s Democratic Republicans. It’s a means of accessing voter support in raising the necessary dollars to wage election campaigns. I’m sorry, but I don’t see a viable shift toward the disappearance of political labeling. Political labels is how we define ourselves, and the issues, as to what we stand for and how we muster support. What could happen, if Republicans can’t win the White House again, may be a re-naming of the Party, as happened when the Federalist Party became the Whig Party and the Whig Party, cir 1856, then finally became the Republican Party. It’s all about marketing a “brand” that the voter will “buy”, like it or not. I guess the good news, if any, is that with internet social networking the high cost of election campaigns may be eliminated to the extent that candidate information will be available to almost everyone. That’s what can change the paradigm.

  71. Larry on July 25, 2014 at 11:20 pm said:

    Ben, you are the only Black person I truly enjoy listening to. Not only do I admire all PHD’s, but realize just how difficult it is to be in school for the duration it takes. If you ran in 2008 I would have voted for you.
    America needs a George Washington, someone who wants to serve his country not idiology. Unfortunately Obama has placed a foul taste in people’s mouths and might not vote again for a Black candidate. I pray that will not be the case.
    You articulate so well everything I wish for my country. I also believe the military would fall all over themselves if you were to win the nomination.
    My Dad fought in the Pacific in the Navy in WWII. He made sure that his 9 kids knew how disgusting Black enlisted and even Black officers were treated. That has always stayed in my psyche.
    Please run for President. I tell everyone you are my choice. God bless…

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