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Ben Carson book signing in Concord
 
Published Thursday, July 31, 2014 7:24 am
by Herbert L. White

Potential presidential candidate Dr. Ben Carson will be in Concord on Saturday to sign copies of his new book.


Carson, a Republican who is critical of President Barack Obama’s policies, will be at Books-A-Million, 8301 Concord Mills Blvd. to sign “One Nation,” which calls for America to return to values that made it a global leader.


Carson, the retired director of pediatric neurosurgery at Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore, has fans in conservative political circIes. He’s a Fox News contributor, Washington Times columnist and the National Draft Ben Carson for President Committee is pushing him to mount a campaign for the GOP nomination in 2016.
“I simply can’t ignore it, so I’m starting to think about [a presidential run,]’” he told Breitbart News recently.


The Carson committee co-founded in August 2013 by John Philip Sousa IV, the great-grandson of the famous bandleader and former congressional candidate Vernon Robinson of Winston-Salem reports more than 96,000 donors and 17,000 volunteers. The committee has raised more than $7.2 million in less than a year, $1 million more than the “Ready for Hillary” PAC backing presumptive Democratic contender Hillary Clinton. Carson supporters obtained more than 300,000 signatures on a petition asking him to run for president. In the second quarter of 2014, the Draft Ben Carson Committee raised $3.4 million compared to $2.5 million for the Clinton draft initiative.


“The American people are continuing to show their overwhelming desire for Dr. Carson to run for the GOP nomination in the 2016 presidential election,” said Robinson, the committee’s campaign director and former Winston-Salem City Council member. “We’ve had tens of thousands of people contribute and hundreds of thousands have signed the petition to get Dr. Carson to run., because people want a principled leader in the highest office in the land. They want a president who can heal the bitter divides that are tearing our nation apart.”


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By focusing on the man's stellar scharacter and his adherence to Constitutional principles, instead of his party affiliation, we are able to see with clarity the intellect, integrity, honesty and pragmatic solutions that would make Dr. Ben Carson such a formidable foe against those seared with any particular political brand.
Posted on August 1, 2014
 
If Carson runs, and it looks like he's going to, he'll be drafted by the Republican Party because it closely reflects his values; but he calls himself a "conservative Independent", and will NOT , unlike established politicians, sell out his principles or core values to raise money or fit into the boxes normally required for party support. But he's raising money for the Republicans' effort to retake the Senate, and I believe he will blow away any other candidate from either party. Americans are sick to death of politicians and the shenanigans going on in Washington right now, and his candidacy as a citizen statesman will overcome, I believe, most misgivings about his lack of political experence. Americans want a LEADER, not someone who panders to special interests, brain-dead voter blocks or power-hungry foreign heads of state. Someone who will put the interests of ALL AMERICANS first.
Posted on July 31, 2014
 
As an "FYI", I would offer the correction that Dr. Carson is not a member of any party, though says if he was it would be the "logic party" . This is apparent in his willingness to put any party stances aside when it comes to finding a better solution. It would seem he has spent the better part of his life seeking solutions to critical problems and having an astonishing ability to find them! I hope he runs... He could straighten out a lot of things that just aren't working right now, and I think he could also help enormously to get people of different viewpoints talkin for a change, and finding common ground from which to work together. He's an extraordinary person by all evidences.
Posted on July 31, 2014
 

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