Ben Carson, former surgeon and darling of Tea Partiers and conservatives everywhere, says he is edging ever closer to announcing a run for the GOP nomination for President of the United States.
As TheBlaze reports, “Carson retired last year from his position at Johns Hopkins Hospital where he was a world-renowned pediatric neurosurgeon.”
Since his retirement he’s been traveling across the country talking to conservative groups and thinking about a run for the White House.
But not long ago he famously told The Weekly Standard that he was waiting until he “felt called” to make a run. Well, it looks like God is starting to speak to him…
Carson told The Weekly Standard this week that he’s “starting to feel” a tug to possibly run for national office, highlighting the intense response he gets when he travels around the nation speaking about contemporary issues.
He spoke specifically about a woman whom he said truly touched him when she implored him to seek the presidency.
“She just kept clinging to my hand and said, ‘You have to run. You have to run,’” Carson told the Weekly Standard’s Fred Barnes. “And so many people tell me that, and so I think I’m starting to hear something.”
But Carson said he’s fully aware that running for president is no easy feat.
“It’s a daunting thing,” he said. “I know how vehemently the left will come after you, try to destroy you, try to destroy your family.”
Carson continued, “But at the same time I recognize that people like Nathan Hale–he said, ‘My only regret is I have but one life to give to my country’ … and if everybody runs for the hills because they’re afraid that somebody is going to attack them or their family, then [the left] will have won.”
Carson, an African American, joins a growing list of amazing candidates of color that excite conservatives making the lie to the claim that conservatives and Tea Partiers hate minorities.