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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145 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.

      • Cecelia Mendez on August 25, 2014 at 5:08 pm said:

        Correct! Correct! Correct! You have to realize who you’re dealing with and most don’t. They will always make race an issue, as far as they’re concerned Ben Carson might as well be blond, blue-eyed and pink skinned. He’s not a rapper or a thug so he’s out with them. He’s way too smart for them and admired by too many whites. He’s crossed the color barrier and they don’t even want to. Actually they don’t have the capacity and aren’t looking for a pathway. And, yes, the Communists are taking advantage, just as they said they would in the 50’s. If you weren’t alive then, it may be a mystery. Every white person should get out and vote and save our country, from the communists and Fascists who are always lurking in the shadows for people to style themselves as victims.

        • aavalon on August 26, 2014 at 5:25 pm said:

          What is your problem??? You’re not white and neither is ben carson. He was an excellent doctor, but when it comes to the political arena… he has missed the shuttle. He needs to stay in his lane. AND so do you!!! What do you mean by “save our country” ??? What have you ever done for this country? how much military back ground do you have? Just something for you to ponder!

          • He doesn’t have to be white, black or fight in a war. He’s American! Freedom knows no color or creed. Every American should aspire to the highest of heights. Standing up and speaking out when you believe your country is on the wrong path is patriotism. Rallying others around a particular ideology is democracy. America’s problem stems from a mindset that views politics as a career. Career politicians ultimately need to be in control and will trample on the fundamental rights of the people if they have to.

          • Cecelia Mendez on November 25, 2014 at 9:40 am said:

            aavalon, I just realized you made a judgement about me that you have absolutely no basis for. I became white when I was born to thoroughly white parents. You may be confused because my name is Spanish because I’m married to a Latin from Chile,S.A. Who also happens to be white by the way. Hispanic not being a race, after all, but I’m sure you knew that, right? I thought Liberals were against making judgements about people? The main thing I’ve done for my country is be a good citizen and worked to support myself and my children all my life.

      • Rene Saucedo on August 26, 2014 at 12:45 pm said:

        Everyone of should vote DBC for POTUS!!!

        • Rene Saucedo on November 20, 2014 at 2:02 pm said:

          Why didn’t I look my post? Oh well. Vote for Dr. Carson for President because of his resume, his character, and don’t even think about his skin, unless you’re a dermatologist or …here comes… a racist! I’m not worried about it, if you are, well you should take a long look at your own life, relax, and understand that accomplishment and hard work make you appreciative. Appreciation is what we need in a president, not spite. I feel our current president is indeed very spiteful.

          As far as I can tell, the only slaves in America are slaves to peer pressure, as in gang members, there are slaves to crack cocaine and crystal meth, and just as bad, there are slaves to other people’s money; whether to tax-based welfare systems, or truly greedy rich people surrounded by “yes men”, or in PC terms, “yes person”.

          No to slavery, but it isn’t a white thing, it’s a real issue of drugs, greed, and complacency. I believe Obama wants revenge for slavery, and to return to the days of Rosa Park. I think he should honor the achievements of the civil rights activists by honoring them, not pretending they didn’t accomplish anything. I, myself have been severely affected by real racism, but it’s part of a dinosaur culture that, if publicized, can ruin the establishment where the racism occurred. That’s because our current culture has evolved past racism. We can self-unsegregated, and slowly but surely, our races will blend together until we are all Mexican, like me!

          • Cecelia Mendez on November 25, 2014 at 9:21 am said:

            In the first place Obama is not primarily Negro, he has a lot more white in him than he will acknowledge, as in half…he has no connection to slaves in America. His connection to slave traders is in Arabia, his ancestors were in the slave trade business and probably still are. He is a complete fraud and it will come out one day, I hope soon. Not that I think it will make a difference to the Liberal race-baiters. It will probably take another 100 yrs. to recuperate from his folly. So, not in my lifetime, unfortunately……..

    • 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.

      • aavalon on August 26, 2014 at 5:14 pm said:

        Yes, you’d vote for rush lembaugh, shawn hanity, bill o’riley , glen beck, dennis miller, alllllllllllllllll dem good ole boys , dick chaney,…… has he shot anyone lately???, and don’t mention anything to me about the spelling of their names because I don’t care.

        • Rene Saucedo on September 26, 2014 at 2:38 pm said:

          You obviously care, you remember them. These are all good people that you mention, it is simply their good fortune to make a living like that. I’d trade places with any one of them when it comes to notoriety, and actual fortune. They, and the pundits on the left as well, are just people looking for a better life – and doing quite well. Rachel Maddow is no different than Laura Ingraham, it’s us that have differences. I believe the more productive people, the better. What do you believe?

          • I believe you’re full of hot air and it has floated you out into a strange place… “wake up people ” !

          • Rene Saucedo on November 26, 2014 at 4:50 am said:

            AAvalon, just because I don’t try to hate people does make me strange, strange to anyone finds it so easy as so many do. I didn’t support those people’s actions, but I do know that if I had the same power they did, I would appreciate it.

            Who knows, maybe I would have done the same thing they did, and maybe not, but we all should want to improve the country for everyone, not one side or the other. I do know that they did what they did in the hope to do the right thing. Hindsight is 20/20 “wake up people” wake up.

    • 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.

      • Mehforcarson on August 20, 2014 at 1:30 pm said:

        I agree with you but because he would go for a smaller government you would be people out of jobs and they would hate him he will find every thing on him they can just to downgrade him I’m white and I would vote for him, all he needs is 6% of the black vote, Democrats are mean and the Republicans need to step it up! to win a place in the White House, I just don’t understand the Republicans at all they need to fight better and learn from the Democrats.

        • Cecelia Mendez on August 25, 2014 at 5:14 pm said:

          Did you forget that with a smaller government, there would be more companies hiring people? Why? because there would be more companies. Now, who would they be hiring? Upstanding black guys with an education or a skill? Good Luck, it’s easier to rely on grandma’s welfare and sell drugs, rob convenience stores. The answer is there and it has nothing to do with race. So, the war will go on…it’s easier to be a victim.

          • Rene Saucedo on August 26, 2014 at 12:42 pm said:

            That’s happening to many people across the country and is absolutely one of the most damaging factors for the reversal of fortune the media is ignoring. Well said. Everyone needs to find a role model that has economic sense.

          • aavalon on August 26, 2014 at 5:05 pm said:

            Cecelia Mendez….. How did you become white? With all due respect, if I have one ounce of Caucasian blood flowing through my veins , I’AM NOT PROUD OF IT!

      • Amen!!!

        • aavalon on August 26, 2014 at 5:01 pm said:

          Bob, get over it !!! Dr. Ben Carson is a BLACK man !; President Obama is a BLACK man… Arab is not a race…. it’s a nationality.

      • Cecelia Mendez on November 25, 2014 at 9:24 am said:

        Inelegance??? Was that a Freudian slip, or were you trying to say intelligence? just askin’

    • 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.

      • Cecelia Mendez on August 25, 2014 at 5:16 pm said:

        His father was Arab. His grandmother was 1/4 black.

    • 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.

    • I know this will be hard to believe (if you listen to MSNBC or the looney left) but the vast number of Tea Party Conservatives are the most colorblind group out there. We love Dr Ben because of his common sense combined with his brilliant mind and love of country! I was fortunate enough to be at the Western Conservative Summit in Denver, Colorado recently where Dr Carson gave the keynote speech. He received the longest and loudest standing ovation of anyone there, and he won the straw poll ahead of Ted Cruz and Sarah Palin. We love him because of the “content of his character, not the color of his skin.”

      • aavalon on July 30, 2014 at 4:59 pm said:

        You act as if winning a straw poll against Ted cruze and Sarah Palin is an accomplishment . Each time they open their mouths in a public forum they not only put their foot in, but they are among the most ignorant of the republicans and they should both be barred from the microphones. !!!

        • Mick Hartley on July 31, 2014 at 11:22 am said:

          Sorry that you misinterpreted my point. The accomplishment that I was pointing out that Dr Carson came in first place in a very conservative field. I mentioned Cruz and Palin because they came in a distant 2nd and 3rd place. I am just curious, do you watch a lot of MSNBC?

        • AAvalon…You have some real hate issues. Just calling Republicans stupid and inferring that others are race traitors because they don’t agree with you does not constitute a logical discussion. I feel sorry for you. You only damage our perception of you and others like you who hate before they think.

      • Cecelia Mendez on July 30, 2014 at 7:31 pm said:

        There you go……he has a wonderful air about him and so logical and he admits he used think differently.. go Ben Carson..all the way!!!

  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?

    • He has stated that he would not run as an independent if he ran, because of what happened when Ross Perot ran as an independent against Clinton an Bush.

      • Cecelia Mendez on July 30, 2014 at 7:37 pm said:

        So, he’s also aware of the ramifications of running as a 3rd party candidate, good for him. A republican with independent ideas in the White House can’t go too far wrong.. Look what we’re going through now? We’ll be lucky to escape these Liberal Left-wing pot-smoking communists. I just hope he has the balls.

  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?

    • Lucille Childs on July 13, 2014 at 2:59 pm said:

      I think JFK would of been considered Republican in today politic

    • Cecelia Mendez on July 30, 2014 at 7:45 pm said:

      Sharon, I’m glad you woke up and hope there’s many more like you, I was present at a speech John Kerry gave in Flagstaff, Arizona. The only place in Arizona he could appear. A Liberal outpost in a republican state. Unbelievable! I was with a friend who was a Democrat and kept introducing me as her Republican friend from Florida. A lot of people were curious as to why the Cubans in Miami were against the Democrats, finally I got tired of it and I answered “because they’re not Communists” No more questions………

  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:


  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 !

      • Delores MacKay on August 2, 2014 at 1:07 am said:

        aavalon: I guess you do not know that the republican house of representatives sent 330 bills to the democrat senators for consideration and voting for or against and Harry Reid, senate speaker, refused to send them to senate for a vote; so, it is not the house that is not acting, You are buying into what you are being told in the bias media. the problem is with the senate and hopefully that will change in November.

  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:


  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.

          • aavalon on July 28, 2014 at 4:53 pm said:

            THE ONLY BLACK PERSON YOU TRULY ENJOY LISTENING TO……. That’s the most disgusting nonsense that I’ve heard all year.

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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.


    • 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…

    • Mary C. Young on July 28, 2014 at 8:33 pm said:

      Oh, My. There are so many wonderful black conservatives I’m fortunate to see and hear on Fox News Network. They are truly brave folks as they swim against the tide of the majority of the black community. These wonderful people are fortunate to be very well educated, articulate, free-thinking individuals that espouse conservative values.

      The ‘foul taste in people’s mouth’ is for Obama’s policies and idiology, not his skin color. If people associate that with all black people, then they are the racist ones. Remember what Martin Luther King said: It’s the content of the character, not the color of his skin. (I didn’t use quotes, as I’m not sure if I phrase his words exactly.)

      • aavalon on July 30, 2014 at 4:50 pm said:

        You continue to qualify blacks and point out their achievements. When are you going to dis-qualify those racist whites who refuse to get anything done in the house. Wake up and separate yourself from white supremacy. You have a long way to grow.

      • Cecelia Mendez on July 30, 2014 at 7:28 pm said:

        You are close’s time to put the race card to rest.

  72. Dr Carson , I really enjoyed listening to your testimony for Jesus Christ and
    what He has done in your life and in the life’s of your family. Good luck with
    your book and in your venture to follow Christ where ever He leads you.
    America is blessed to have you in it! Take care! JJ

  73. Delores MacKay on August 2, 2014 at 1:12 am said:

    aavalon: It is you who have a long way to go. The republican house has sent 330 bills to the senate and are pending and no action. It is the senate that is the hold up but may be due to Harry Reid, speaker, not bringing them up for a vote – never the less, the republican house did their work and their job. You have been listening to the bias media and not learning the whole story.

    • Rene Saucedo on August 20, 2014 at 11:33 pm said:


      • aavalon on August 21, 2014 at 2:46 pm said:

        First of all Rene, The term used was “you have a long way to grow” Secondly, as for that republican HOUSE, they have sent 390 bills to the senate , they were all junk bills they were all take aways which would only benefit the wealthy , 59 of those bills were to repeal affordable health care, you are probably enjoying health care coverage for the first time in your life, and you would support repealing……. “GROW UP” get a life !
        Finally , this republican congress has the lowest rating of any congress in the history of this nation. LOSERS !!! LOOSERS !!! LOOOSERS !!! Come November you’ll see what i’m talking about!

        • Rene Saucedo on August 23, 2014 at 7:10 pm said:

          You are responding to the wrong person, and congress as a whole has the lowest ratings. Crying losers repeatedly sounds childish, not that I mind, but you are asking Dolores to grow up. Relax, conversation helps all of us. I happened to agree with Dolores, and said only one word, “Amen”. Good luck in your endeavors.

          • aavalon on August 24, 2014 at 4:43 pm said:

            Rene, I addressed the comment to you because you were in her amen corner. You both got the message !!! What’s childish is the continued negative behavior of that republican house against the policies of a president that has done an excellent job against all odds.

          • Rene Saucedo on August 25, 2014 at 1:18 pm said:

            To the comment below, I appreciate your opinion on Obama. I don’t share it, I believe part time jobs caused by the ACA prevent people from getting homes, but they look good on the job numbers. I believe working a deal with Iran while ISIS cuts off heads isn’t progress, and Target is doing well by selling goods that are made in other countries with five times the pollution we used to make them; which causes us to lose jobs and increases global pollution. But, that doesn’t change your freedom to choose to back Obama, you are welcome to it, and to point out all of the good you know he has done..

          • aavalon on August 25, 2014 at 6:32 pm said:

            It appears that you are highly misinformed and refuses to see whats really going on in this country. It’s useless to continue trying to dialogue with you and as long as you continue going through life with blinders on , you will never be free from the bondage that you are captivated by. As I stated before, you have a long way to grow !!!

          • Rene Saucedo on August 25, 2014 at 1:20 pm said:

            Okay, the comment moved back up, sorry to the guy below.

          • Rene Saucedo on August 26, 2014 at 12:36 pm said:

            Your mind tricks won’t work on me. I need at least something with evidence behind it. You know, “the seagulls are covered with oil because of an oil spill”, or “There are more part time jobs because business is trying to remain competitive since the ACA requires full time workers to have health insurance”, you know; facts.

          • aavalon on August 29, 2014 at 1:15 pm said:

            Rene, that is total non-sense , With the print media, social media, tv news media, radio, and grape vine, you have no excuse for not being informed. Corporate America is sitting on three trillion dollars in net profits over the past three years. The main problem is that they’re not re-investing and (AHC) has nothing to do with it. A report was released few weeks ago and the fact of the matter is that 78% of all americans are pleased with their health care plan. For the first time in the history of this nation people are enjoying affordable health insurance, and it took a brother, a BLACK man to make that happen and you people have a problem with it. If George bush had instituted that very same plan, it would be the greatest thing since apple pie. You republicans need to get over it !!! You have a long way to grow !

  74. Bill H on August 2, 2014 at 9:31 pm said:

    I recently heard Dr. Carson speak – he was incredibly impressive. He offers an intelligent, practical, creative and humble form of leadership. He has the charisma that can recapture the best of American ideals. I hope he runs. Our family will vote for him.

  75. James on August 5, 2014 at 5:01 am said:

    ALL Americans need to stop voting for or against anyone based on the color of their skin.. or the color of the skin of any former President… Vote with the HOPE that the man / woman they vote for might be able to do what is best for All Americans.. that being said …I AM so tired of all politicians who have lived off taxpayers… Time for some real HOPE and Change…. DR Ben Carson for POTUS 2016

  76. charlie on August 10, 2014 at 2:00 pm said:

    I dont care what color or demnomination is our Politicians but to Save Our Counrty we need to Get Rid of the LAWYERS they are not the Law Makers WE ARE : BY THE PEOPLE FOR THE PEOPLE so just like JUry in court house we need NORMAL PEOPLE Veterans Proffessor Doctor Accountant Bussiness man! And to save he Health Care we need to get rid of the Lawyers and and their hand from the MALPRACTICE INSURANCE GOLD POT : Is that Simple! Then The cost of health Care will go down! Same thing to do with the Hospitals! Break their Monopoly Price Hike and charges for unreasonable amount! And let and make The People take responsibility of their life! Stop Govt BS to hippocratic regulation of MCR PQRS and HUMANA and United Health Care judging physicians to make a STAR or put a SCAR ! Who gave the Power to the Insurance co and it is likeBank or Lender telling the Builder what to do and punishing if they dont meet their STUPID UNREASONABLE Fals CRITERIA! Which is absolutely Unacceptable!
    Unless we do that Dr Carso’s Plan for Saving American Health System by Having Savings Account etc will not work!

    Is that simple! GET RID OF THE LAWYERS from the SYSTEM! FromWhite House to Health Care

  77. Rene Saucedo on August 20, 2014 at 11:32 pm said:

    GO DBC!

  78. I marched for the equal rights of all Americans regardless of race, sex, or religion. I have argued for the respect of all creatures. I have raised responsible children and grandchildren who have served to protect those who cannot defend themselves. I am fed up to the gills with what has become a nation of victims. Poverty is no excuse. I went to work for the public when I was 12 to help feed my family. I dropped out of high school to work. I read books, I taught myself because I needed to learn about everything that would have been so much easier in a classroom. I never relied on government handouts and it angers me that so many Americans are dependent on everyone else to take care of them. It all depends on “How bad do you want it?” If you are willing to learn and work, invest yourself in your home and community then our taxes won’t have to pay your way in life. Stop whining about all the reasons that you perceive have made you a victim and choose to make a better future for yourself. Charity is very personal and it comes from your heart and from your hands, not from someone else’s pocket and should never be in the hands of elected officials. How shallow must you be to judge any person by their skin color, eye color, or clothing color? Best you judge them by their contribution to their family, friends and community.

  79. Francis Furguiele on September 28, 2014 at 9:54 pm said:

    The problem with America is that every body is worried about what race somebody is or what party do they belong to. Instead they should be looking to unify this country back to being one nation under God, working together, even with our differences, to keep this nation strong, keeping the great documents that forged this country into the great nation it once was and can still be today. Never forget, with God all things are possible, without Him, nothing is possible. All this division has to stop or nothing will ever get done. I truly believe with Dr. Carson leading us we as a nation can and will succeed.

    • This country has NEVER been one nation under anything ESPECIALLY God. Wake up and smell the TRUTH and quit with the fairy tale mentality!!!

  80. Jeanne on October 26, 2014 at 1:50 pm said:

    I’m so ready for the pendulum to swing back towards a commitment to values, intelligence over politics, and proven competency. Run, and I’ll vote for you.

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