When Dr. Benjamin Carson announces his bid for president in Detroit on Monday, his supporters should take a victory lap. They have engineered the only successful conservative grassroots presidential draft since the “draft Goldwater” effort in 1964. Carson is a straight-talking, brilliant brain surgeon of high character who loves this country and is willing to do what is necessary to save it.
Many Republicans fail to recognize the Reagan coalition is no longer able to win a national election. In order to defeat the Democrats, we have to stay true to conservative principles while broadening the base of the Republican Party. Several candidates can do one or the other, but only Carson can do both.
Carson delivered his second keynote speech at the National Prayer Breakfast in 2013 and held fast to his convictions while President Obama listened. He maintains that political correctness is tearing our country apart. Carson worked his way up from the bottom; from the ghetto to valedictorian and has an incredible story to tell in ‘Gifted Hands,’ his compelling autobiography.