Car­son not can­di­date yet —

The Washington Times Weekly - - Letters To The Editor -

On March 27 I was ad­vised that a guest op-ed I wrote for The Wash­ing­ton Times was rais­ing ques­tions about whether I was de­scrib­ing my­self as a can­di­date for pres­i­dent of the United States (“The learn­ing curve of a can­di­date,” Web, March 24). First, I have en­joyed my time writ­ing for The Times and thank all of the read­ers who have given me feed­back. While my words may not have been pre­cise, be as­sured I have not de­clared my can­di­dacy for pres­i­dent in any shape or form.

I have been and am still ex­plor­ing a can­di­dacy as a pos­si­bil­ity. In an ef­fort to be straight­for­ward I did not fol­low each time the po­lit­i­cal pro­to­col of qual­i­fy­ing by lan­guage with ap­pro­pri­ate ad­jec­tives and caveats. This is a haz­ard of po­lit­i­cal life that I am still get­ting used to. I am not a can­di­date. My op-ed re­peat­edly said I was ex­plor­ing the pos­si­bil­ity of such a mon­u­men­tal ac­tion, and for now I will leave it at that.

BEN CAR­SON Bal­ti­more

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