From radio host Derek Hunter at Townhall
Ben Carson, your story is an inspiration. Thank you for the lives you’ve saved, both by your own hands and by the procedures you’ve pioneered. And for the lives you’ve saved and changed through your Carson’s Scholars program. You’re truly an inspiration, in a league of your own when it comes to who you are as a man. I’m glad I share the planet with you; you’ve made it a better place.
That said, it’s just not going to happen for you. You had your time in the sun – those weeks where your name topped the polls and the wind was at your back. But the weather has changed. The concept of a walk-on president appeals, but the wheels have come off your campaign. So much promise and so much money with so little to show for it. It’s not what you want to hear, but that doesn’t make it any less true.
Your campaign staff is fleeing – rats don’t abandon buoyancy. Your endorsement matters now; it won’t if you continue to fight. With all due respect, you simply weren’t ready.
It’s the fault of your brilliance, really. You’ve accomplished what was thought impossible with the human body. Why not in politics? Because, while the body fights with you to survive, politics fights back. More.
Reality check: I’ve never been comfortable with outstanding medics in politics. They may (indeed, perhaps they should) approach the job with the wrong mindset. The mindset that would cause the guy to work all night to save the life of a creep is not nearly as useful in politics—where we may need to off the creep.
For the same reasons, I would not want an economist in the operating room…
The old idea is right: There are divisions of gifts and their functions. Best to recognize, and not mix, them.
See also: Anti-Ben Carson stories debunked Reality check: Carson’s true story is deadly to progressive government PR, which is what legacy mainstream media are.