Much to the delight of conservatives throughout the country, Dr. Ben Carson will be the first to throw his hat in the ring for a 2016 presidential campaign. An aide for Carson confirmed that he will introduce himself to the American people in a paid video which will air in 22 states and Washington, D.C. this weekend.
ABC News reports that the 40 minute documentary “will detail some of his biography and family life, including his rise from being born to a single mother with a poor childhood in Detroit to director of pediatric neurosurgery at Johns Hopkins for almost 40 years, known for his work separating conjoined twins, to potential 2016 presidential candidate.”
Carson became a rising star in the political arena after making a speech at the National Prayer Breakfast which subsequently went viral. In front of Obama and Joe Biden, Carson shared his unabashed views on political correctness and Obama’s failed Affordable Care Act. The speech spurred a Wall Street Journal editorial titled Ben Carson for President.
All of the attention forced Carson to consider a bid for the presidency. He told reporter Jorge Ramos, “No, I don’t want to be president. Why would any sane person want to do that? I think I have to consider that, with so many clamoring for me to do it.”
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