Dr. Ben Carson Considering White House Run-Truth!
Summary of eRumor:
This is a forwarded email that contains an article alleging that Dr. Ben Carson is considering a run for President of the United States in 2016.
According to an August 2, 2014, article by Fox News, Dr. Ben Carson, age 62, “is taking a couple of major steps toward a 2016 presidential bid, forming a political action committee and selecting a campaign chairman for a potential White House run.”
The article said that Carson announced Friday his intentions after a two day meeting in Florida. He also named Texas businessman Terry Giles as the chairman of the PAC, called “One Nation.”
The article also said that “Carson suggested his decision will be largely influenced by whether Republicans take control of the Senate in November.”
Posted 08 22/14
The example sent to us below was from an article found on the Newsmax.com website.
Ben Carson: ‘There Is a Fire Lit in Me to Save Our Country’ – By: Bill Hoffmann
Dr. Ben Carson says he has “a fire” inside him to rescue the United States from ruin — and he’s building a strong political network to lay the groundwork for a possible 2016 presidential run. “There certainly is a fire lit in me to save our country. I don’t know what my role will be in that. Only God knows that, but I’m certainly listening to the people,” Carson said Wednesday on “The Steve Malzberg Show” on Newsmax TV.
“I will be very attentive in November to see if people want a country that’s forever by the people or forever by the government.
“We’re putting an organization, USA First PAC, and working with American Legacy PAC and various organizations to make sure all the ground work is laid.”
Carson, former head of pediatric neurosurgery at Johns Hopkins Children’s Center, said if he does run, his agenda will move “toward things that help America, not toward things that help a political party.” He said he has been talking to groups of people nationwide about their vision of the United States and what they are willing to do to make it a better place.
“That’s the key. What are you willing to do for it? Freedom is not free. It’s not a spectator’s sport. You have to roll your sleeves up. You have to get involved, otherwise you will lose it,” Carson said.
The renowned surgeon, an African American conservative who has never held a political office, has been testing the waters of political support over the past year. Carson also spoke about the shooting of a black youth by a white cop in Ferguson, Mo., and the subsequent rioting that has rocked the city of 21,000, saying he has been “very disappointed” with news coverage of the turmoil.