BEN CARSON BESTS HILLARY CLINTON
Along with offering his usual straightforward take on the nation, retired neurosurgeon Ben Carson was warning health officials and the Obama administration about containing Ebola over two months ago. It is no wonder, then, that he continues to garner the attention of the voting public.
The National Draft Ben Carson for President Committee, an independent political action committee organized 14 months ago, now reports it has raised over $3.3 million in the third quarter of 2014 alone — bringing their total to $10.5 million this year. It is authentic and spontaneous grass-roots stuff: the funds came from 100,000 donors, with 20,000 volunteers poised to hit the campaign trail should the occasion arrive.
Ready for Hillary, a superpac devoted to the potential campaign of Hillary Clinton, raised about $2 million in the third quarter, with a grand total of $10.25 million.
“Thousands of Americans believe that Dr. Carson is the best hope for our country, and are showing overwhelming support for him to run for the GOP nomination in the 2016,” says campaign director Vernon Robinson. “Legions of supporters are signing the petition for him to run for president and are contributing to the effort because they want a president who is principled, honest and caring.”
“The tremendous support for Dr. Carson is even more important as we near the mid-term elections,” said John Philip Sousa IV, national committee chairman. “Dr. Carson has said he will listen to the clamor of those who want him to run, and is closer to making a decision about running for the GOP presidential nomination. We hope that our continued efforts will achieve that goal.” importantly, Guinea, Liberia, and Sierra Leone, where Ebola is epidemic — is a commonsense measure,” notes an editorial from the National Review. “The White House, or the White House working with Congress, could quickly and easily establish a blanket ban on travel. They could also provide for appropriate exceptions to ensure that aid continues to reach afflicted areas. Travel to West Africa should be restricted to approved military personnel and monitored aid and medical workers, while travel from West Africa to the U.S. should be handled on a case-by-case basis. “
The publication adds, “No, the ban would not work perfectly. But an inability to eliminate all risk whatsoever should not disqualify efforts that would reduce it, and restrictions would substantially curtail travel from high-risk nations and minimize the risk of Ebolainfected patients reaching American shores.” and serve nutritious food that enables America’s public schoolchildren to grow, learn, and thrive.”