THE PERSISTENT CALL FOR BEN CARSON
They insist he is a “citizen statesman,” a trustworthy, Reaganesque communicator and a “sure winner.” That would be the National Draft Ben Carson for President Committee, which has launched a spate of electronic billboards in Iowa and Maryland to make their point about the retired pediatric neurosurgeon who drew national attention following a speech he gave less than a year ago at the National Prayer Breakfast.
Among the persuasive new messages blinking at passersby: “To Heal Our Country: Run, Ben, Run,” and “Sick of Politics As Usual,” this according to John Philip Sousa IV, chairman of the organization.
Dr. Carson is not affiliated with the group. But he’s allowed there is room in his life for politics, should the call come. More than 200,000 have signed the group’s petition that they are “clamoring” for him to consider White House campaign; find the petition here: Runbenrun.org.