By Tom Quiner

I have a friend who is a passionate supporter of Dr. Ben Carson.

Dr. Carson’s campaign just had its top three people resign, leaving the status of his campaign in doubt.

Nonetheless, Dr. Carson’s impressive resume’ shouldn’t be forgotten, as Tiffinay Compiano writes in today’s Des Moines Register:

“Dr. Ben Carson’s campaign strategies are about to go under the knife. As the third wealthiest Republican in the race and a conservative spender, it comes as no surprise that Carson would be anxious to do a business analysis on how his campaign dollars are being spent. You don’t put 8,000 kids through college by squandering money.

The Carson Scholars Fund is the name of the non-profit he and his wife started which seeks to combat the American education crisis by discovering potential and rewarding excellence in our nation’s youth through scholarship programs. I challenge you to name one other candidate with any such ambitious endeavor.

One would think 67 honorary doctorate degrees alone would qualify a person to lead the United States of America. But Carson’s fruits far surpass this measure.

Dr. Ben Carson is also a recipient of the Presidential Medal of Freedom (highest civilian honor given) and Spingarn medal from NAACP, ranked by Gallup in 2014 as one of the most admired men in America, selected by CNN and Time as one of the nation’s top 20 scientists, and by the Library of Congress as one of 89 “living-legends.”

Dr. Carson is truly a great American.

10 Comments

  1. Shawn Pavlik on January 1, 2016 at 5:25 pm

    Carson has been done for a while. He wasn’t “ready for prime time”. Look to a true conservative, one who will debate with the best of them, including Hillary: Ted Cruz.

    • quinersdiner on January 1, 2016 at 6:01 pm

      I’m not feeling it for Cruz at this point, nor do I think he’s the best to beat Hillary. Most polling suggests Rubio is the best conservative candidate to beat Ms. Clinton. I’m sticking with him.

      • Shawn Pavlik on January 3, 2016 at 12:28 am

        Rubio failed on the Gang of 8. He betrayed conservative principles. I would vote for Rubio over a Democrat if that were my choice. But Cruz reminds me of Reagan: bold, a bit brash, but plain-speaking, intelligent, and a great debater.

  2. Tiffinay Compiano on January 1, 2016 at 10:30 pm

    Thank you Tom for helping me spread the word!

    There is however, no doubt in the status of his campaign and I’m fairly confident there never was. Ed Brookover moved up to Campaign Manager while retired Major Gen. Robert Dees was promoted to Campaign Chairman.
    As far as Dr. Carson is concerned- I am sure you’ll see a more assertive and aggressive candidate in him.
    http://www.bostonglobe.com/news/nation/2016/01/01/ben-carson-new-campaign-chairman-christian-soldier-who-believes-him/DbcZjttKmaBOTfl5Ci59KL/story.html?event=event25

    I agree with your response to Shawn Pavlik. Dr. Carson has been the only candidate who can beat Hilary until recently when it was decided that Rubio may have a chance. It is mathematically impossible for a Democrat to win the White House when a Republican candidate gets just 17% of the black vote. Dr. Carson will get that easily. And I bet that Rubio’s more moderate positions put him in the same category.

    • Shawn Pavlik on January 3, 2016 at 12:33 am

      What has running a moderate gotten the Republican party, though? HW only won off the coattails of Ronald Reagan, and as soon as the voters saw he was a moderate they dumped him. Dole was a terrible candidate, as was McCain and Romney, all moderates, all lost badly. Bush talked a good conservative game for a while, but he blew it, too, and in effect handed the presidency to the Democrats for 8 years. If we run another “moderate” RINO, we will lose again, badly.

      We need to step up like Reagan did and “raise a banner of no pale pastels but of bold colors, making it unmistakably clear where we stand on all of the issues troubling the people.”

      • quinersdiner on January 3, 2016 at 11:17 am

        Rubio is no RINO. For the record, his work on immigration reform revealed 2 things: he thinks outside of the box, and he can reach across the aisle. Cruz can’t even work with Republicans. He is a slippery character whom I do not trust. Immigration reform touted by Rubio is good, solid policy. Mr. Rubio can inspire and lead; Mr. Cruz spends a lot of time telling us what he is against. I don’t see him as a candidate with broad appeal.

  3. The Garners on January 2, 2016 at 7:00 am

    I really appreciate what Carson brings to the table. I hope he stays in for the long haul because conversations shift based on who is in the room and his perspective is unique and refreshing.

  4. bluebird of bitterness on January 4, 2016 at 1:33 pm

    Whichever Republican gets the nomination should ask Dr. Carson to head up the Department of Health and Human Services in his/her administration.

    • quinersdiner on January 4, 2016 at 1:38 pm

      Great suggestion. He’d be perfect.

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