Ben Carson Putting Campaign on Hiatus for Book Tour

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Ben Carson is hot, politically speaking. He’s jumped to second place in the GOP polls, just behind Donald Trump. One recent Fox survey has him trailing The Donald by only one percentage point – a virtual tie.

Yes, he’s said some controversial things in recent weeks. But those inflammatory remarks, such as his comment that a Muslim shouldn’t be president, don’t seem to be bothering core supporters. With his compelling resume and a demonstrated appeal to evangelical voters, he’s well-positioned to hold his current slice of the GOP electorate and perhaps add to it in months to come.

But Mr. Carson isn’t getting ready to kick his campaign up a notch. To the contrary. He’s put overt political appearances on hold until Oct. 28 so he can go on a book tour to sell copies of his new tome, “A More Perfect Union," and catch up on fundraising events.
Read more at http://www.csmonitor.com/USA/Politics/Decoder/2015/1015/Ben-Carson-drops-campaign-for-book-tour.-Will-it-hurt-his-polls

It would seem that Trump isn't the only one using the Republican primaries to get publicity.
 
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Grifter indeed. Campaign records show he has raised $14 million while spending $11 million on fund raising. A ****ing scam to separate idiots from their money while enriching campaign consultants.
 
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Read the article fully, and not just pluck low-hanging fruit from the intro, to get the real gist of the author. The piece lays the ground for relevance with edgy assumptions, but the author turns it inside out as the writing progresses.
 

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Read more at http://www.csmonitor.com/USA/Politics/Decoder/2015/1015/Ben-Carson-drops-campaign-for-book-tour.-Will-it-hurt-his-polls

It would seem that Trump isn't the only one using the Republican primaries to get publicity.
Big deal. He's taking two weeks off from making "overt" political appearances, whatever that means. It's his campaign to run as he pleases. He has been getting hammered for statements he has made, so it might be good for him to back off a little and reset his campaign if that is at all possible.
 

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Big deal. He's taking two weeks off from making "overt" political appearances, whatever that means. It's his campaign to run as he pleases. He has been getting hammered for statements he has made, so it might be good for him to back off a little and reset his campaign if that is at all possible.
Agreed, who cares. I'm sure characters like Trump and Huckabee will have plenty of outrageous comments to fill the media void in his absence.
 

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The affable Dr. Carson is the great black existential threat that the Democrats and left wing media must destroy, by whatever means at its disposal.

All what is said negatively of Dr. Carson is innuendo and distortions ran as fact. it was only a question of when the attacks were going to commence.

Now that it has, it’s only a matter of time when the racial cartoons arise, piggy-backing onto the class act that is repeating the phrase, F*** Ben Carson.
 
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The affable Dr. Carson is the great black existential threat that the Democrats and left wing media must destroy, by whatever means at its disposal.

All what is said negatively of Dr. Carson is innuendo and distortions ran as fact. it was only a question of when the attacks were going to commence.

Now that it has, it’s only a matter of time when the racial cartoons arise, piggy-backing onto the class act that is repeating the phrase, F*** Ben Carson.
right because his mouth does not do it to him.
 

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Big deal. He's taking two weeks off from making "overt" political appearances, whatever that means. It's his campaign to run as he pleases. He has been getting hammered for statements he has made, so it might be good for him to back off a little and reset his campaign if that is at all possible.
Agreed. Doesn't seem to make much sense to take your foot off the throttle if your goal is winning the nomination, but it's his call.

After all McCain suspended his presidential campaign at one point, and we know how well that worked out for him.
 

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The sum total of the left wing media’s attacks on Carson, and as carried forth in the blogger and Twitter killing fields, is based upon this technique:

Carson: “What a gorgeous day it is today.” Media: “Carson excoriates yesterday and has a dim view of tomorrow.”
 

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The sum total of the left wing media’s attacks on Carson, and as carried forth in the blogger and Twitter killing fields, is based upon this technique:

Carson: “What a gorgeous day it is today.” Media: “Carson excoriates yesterday and has a dim view of tomorrow.”
More like:
Carson: "What a beautiful day, just like the beautiful days in Nazi Germany."
Media: "Serious candidate Carson sunny and optimistic, and not at all a Godwinning crank."
 
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Carson: "What a beautiful day, just like the beautiful days in Nazi Germany."
Media: "Serious candidate Carson sunny and optimistic, and not at all a Godwinning crank."
Everything's a Leftist Conspiracy when you want it to be.

It's more like: News Does What News Does, Anger Arises Due To It Being Aimed At Someone A Particular Group Of People Like.
 

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At least he would save us from the end of times.
Ben Carson on Sunday said the world may be getting closer to the end of days.

The GOP presidential candidate offered the comments to Sharyl Attkisson during an interview on SBG’s “Frontline.”

“You could guess that we are getting closer to that,” he said when asked about the end of days.

“You do have people that have a belief system that sees this apocalyptic phenomenon occurring and that they’re a part of it,” Carson said. “[They] would not hesitate to use nuclear weapons if they could gain possession of them.”

The retired neurosurgeon then argued that if the world were truly approaching its destruction, he would do his best to reverse that course as president.

“I think we have a chance to certainly ameliorate the situation,” he said. “I would always be shooting for peace.

“I wouldn’t just take a fatalistic view of things,” Carson added.