“In many cases Carson cites the works that he plagiarizes in endnotes, though he makes no effort to indicate that not just the source, but the words themselves, had been taken from different authors.”
Ben Carson told Newsmax that he’ll decided in the Spring on whether he’ll run for the Republican presidential nomination in 2016.
Said Carson: “I will announce before May the 1st. I would just say that I am listening extremely carefully. I don’t want to do something that the American people do not want me to do.”
New York Times: “Though few Republican strategists expect Mr. Carson, 63, to be the nominee, they acknowledge his potential to throw a wrench into the establishment’s desire to unify early, and the danger of turning off moderates if his divisive views continue to gain traction.”
“Mr. Carson has built a profile on heavy exposure as a commentator on Fox News, an uplifting biography and, especially, intemperate criticism of the Age of Obama that might seem to disqualify a major-party candidate. An African-American, he has called the president’s health care law ‘the worst thing that has happened in this nation since slavery.'”
Ben Carson, a potential contender for the GOP presidential nomination, said that running for president “has not been a goal” and called the position “horrible and stressful.” Politico reports.
Said Carson: “I’m not sure that anybody wants to put themselves in that kind of horrible and stressful situation, that has never been a goal of mine. However, I do recognize that the direction of our country is not a good one…many Americans have been indicating that they want me to [run], so whether I want to do it or not, I do feel an obligation to at least very seriously consider the possibility.”
First Read: “It’s worth noting that Carson’s popularity may be more about his Fox News contract than his policy positions; in fact, two of the four Republicans with the highest popularity scores in our latest NBC News/ WSJ poll were regular personalities on the cable channel.”
Daily Beast: “The possibility that Ben Carson might run for president in 2016 first began to seem likely three years out, in February 2013. The world-renowned neurosurgeon descended on the National Prayer Breakfast to deride the trajectory of the United States while promising that he would not be silenced by the ‘PC police.’ It was a provocative, unorthodox performance, and not just because a certain sitting president remained onstage just a few feet from the podium, rubbing his eyes and smiling uncomfortably as the bespectacled, goateed Carson sliced away, among other things attacking lawyers because they are taught in law school ‘to win, by hook or by crook.’ (Obama is a lawyer.) Just like that, a Republican star was born.”
“Dissing the president of the United States to his face isn’t the typical way to begin your own White House trajectory. But today, all signs suggest that a Carson candidacy is imminent, although he told me in May that he would not announce until ‘probably in early 2015.’ The details of his emerging campaign infrastructure are as atypical as the man himself.”