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Dr. Ben Carson For President
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If you’re among the many who’ve been hoping Carson’s name might gain significant political and popular traction as we inch closer to the 2016 primary season, you might be pleased to know you’re not stranded on an island. In fact, there’s a PAC for that.

The pro-Carson PAC, the “National Draft Ben Carson for President Committee,” formed in August of 2013.

In the six months of fundraising since its beginnings, the PAC has amassed close to $3 million in what, so far, has been a very grass-roots effort.

In a release Tuesday, the PAC announced it had raised $2,837,401 on the strength of nearly 47,000 individual contributions, with an average donation amount of $45.

That’s about as grass-roots as you can get, but the committee is optimistic about the relatively strong reaction Carson’s name has elicited — considering the group’s fundraising method is intentionally a small-scale inversion of the efforts employed by large PACs on behalf of establishment candidates.

Much of the fundraising has come in the form of individual donations via RunBenRun.org, the PAC’s campaign website.

Building a tiny war chest, one voter at a time, is a method of incremental fundraising the committee’s not ashamed of, despite its relatively modest take through six months of Internet campaigning.

“The Committee’s fundraising efforts are outpacing similar efforts designed to draft other high-profile candidates into the 2016 presidential race,” the PAC boasted in its release.

“A political action committee encouraging former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton to enter the race for the Democratic nomination raised approximately $1.3 million in its first six months of operation, and roughly $2.75 million in its second six-month span.”

That certainly gives some perspective to the Carson movement, but the biggest stumbling block to a Carson candidacy may be Carson himself.

Although he has demonstrated a fearless will to speak with conviction without regard for whom he might offend — he famously blasted Obamacare at last year’s National Prayer Breakfast, with President Barack Obama sitting right under his nose — Carson has explicitly distanced himself from the fundraising efforts that aim to put him in the 2016 primary field.

“I have not endorsed any of these organizations and have neither any professional nor personal relationships and am not in communication with any of them,”
the former Johns Hopkins neurosurgeon said late last year.

“I have not authorized any solicitation of funds in my name or likeness.”
But Carson has also revealed a grudging openness to the idea of a Presidential run, should larger circumstances obligate him.

“If the Lord grabbed me by the collar and made me do it, I would. It’s not my intention,” he toldFOX News a year ago.

“Dr. Carson has said he will consider running for president if the American people are clamoring, and the tremendous outpouring of donations shows that the people are indeed clamoring,” said pro-Carson PAC campaign director Vernon Robinson in Tuesday’s press release.

“Hundreds of thousands have signed the petition asking him to run, donated to the grassroots effort and volunteered their time to represent the Committee at events around the country…Grassroots conservatives are drawn to Dr. Carson because they know he is the only candidate capable of healing our land and uniting our country to overcome the crises created by recent administrations.”


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PoliticsNation commented on Thursday, Mar 06, 2014 at 10:33 AM

TOT-please explain your concept or reasons for casting a vote for Dr. Ben. Please make sure your reasons aren't social values. I want to know what experience he has to lead the country in all areas of governing. Thanks for your answers in advance.

timeontarget commented on Thursday, Mar 06, 2014 at 12:28 PM

I listened to his speech at the national prayer breakfast a little over a year ago and I was extremely impressed with his positions especially with his reasoning about the ten per cent.

Later a friend gave me a copy of his book entitled God bless America.

I don't care if he has zero experience in governing (that's probably a plus) he is self sustaining and is wealthy enough that he would perhaps be able to resist using the office for personal gain.

He came from a childhood in the depths of struggle and want.

He read books and acquired a wonderful education.

He lifted himself up and made something of himself.

He is successful and I believe him to be exceedingly GOD FEARING.

That is all I need to cast my vote for him and I will contribute a modest amount of money to the effort to get him to run and then get him elected.

Funkentelecky commented on Thursday, Mar 06, 2014 at 12:32 PM

Carson has said he is not a member of any political party. "If I were part of one, it would be called the 'Logic party', and it would be dedicated to commonsense approaches we all should be able to see."[19] In his book America the Beautiful, Carson explained why he decided to get involved in politics: "I believe it is a very good idea for physicians, scientists, engineers, and others trained to make decisions based on facts and empirical data to get involved in the political arena and help guide our country."[20] He also said, "… we [physicians] should be concerned not only about the health of individual patients, but also about the health of our entire society."[21] Despite largely expressing conservative viewpoints, Carson has also expressed some views at odds with most
conservatives, such as supporting banning semi-automatic weapons in large
cities. He has also stated, "There’s a reason for the Second Amendment; people do have the right to have weapons."[22]

See all of Carson's credentials here:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ben_Carson

timeontarget commented on Thursday, Mar 06, 2014 at 12:44 PM

PN you asked:

"I want to know what experience he has to lead the country in all areas of governing."

What experience did Obama have in governing before becoming President?

What experience did Obama have in sustaining a living for himself other than at the public trough"

Career politicians are causing the decline and destruction of this once great nation.

Thank you for reading the blog and for commenting on it.

Please click on RunBenRun.org and spend a half hour watching his speech.

If it doesn't move you I'm sorry. It brought me to tears.

PoliticsNation commented on Thursday, Mar 06, 2014 at 13:42 PM

I will watch the speech. However, you answered my question in your first response but decided to go off track in your later response with the Obama spill..Let's stay on track and address the Ben Carson issue. Thanks for sharing the videos.

timeontarget commented on Thursday, Mar 06, 2014 at 14:41 PM

The book is in fact entitled America the Beautiful.

Sorry , a senior moment.

timeontarget commented on Thursday, Mar 06, 2014 at 15:14 PM

This blog is about the office of President of the United States of America, the most powerful office in the world until a few years ago.

PN I don't want to irritate you because I want to engage in polite discussion.

Having said that I attempted to answer your question as well as I could.

I then asked you a question on the current holder of the office.

He was relatively unknown ten or twelve years ago.

I really don't know his history and I wish I did.

Please answer my question if you will.

Thanking you in advance.

PoliticsNation commented on Thursday, Mar 06, 2014 at 15:26 PM

TOT-I don't want to engage in negative discussion either so I wont go back and fourth about the POTUS today..

timeontarget commented on Friday, Mar 07, 2014 at 06:08 AM

I don't blame him either.

If he and his followers come to an agreement to enter the race, I think he should run as a Democrat.

If he did so and was successful I personally believe he would still be good for the country and he would do right even as a Democrat.


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