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Tue Jan 19, 2016, 07:40 PM

Ben Carson suspends campaign (not for the obvious reason)

http://news.yahoo.com/ben-carson-team-car-crash-campaigning-suspended-202348385.html

Washington (AFP) - Republican Ben Carson temporarily suspended his US presidential bid Tuesday when four members of his campaign team were in a serious car accident in Iowa, where the first votes in the nomination process will be cast.

A van transporting the group "hit a patch of ice and flipped on its side where it was struck by another vehicle," Carson's campaign said in a statement.

One volunteer was being transported to a trauma center in Omaha, Nebraska, while three others including a campaign staffer who was driving the vehicle were being checked at an Iowa hospital.

"I'm suspending all campaign activities today due to a car accident involving members of our team," Carson said on Twitter.

His campaign said Carson will travel to Omaha to be with the injured volunteer's family, the campaign said.

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Reply Ben Carson suspends campaign (not for the obvious reason) (Original post)
SoCalDem Jan 2016 OP
randys1 Jan 2016 #1
Bettie Jan 2016 #2
madinmaryland Jan 2016 #3
shadowrider Jan 2016 #5
UTUSN Jan 2016 #4

Response to SoCalDem (Original post)

Tue Jan 19, 2016, 07:45 PM

1. Driver may not have been used to driving in these conditions. Working on a campaign

can put you in unfamiliar territory.

Ice, black ice, etc., can be so so dangerous.

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Response to randys1 (Reply #1)

Tue Jan 19, 2016, 07:58 PM

2. My neighbor's sister and her two year old

just hit a patch of ice and died last Friday.

There are still patches of ice and they are often virtually invisible.

Hoping that those injured will be OK.

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Response to SoCalDem (Original post)

Tue Jan 19, 2016, 08:03 PM

3. I'm hoping the staffers are able to make a full recovery. A good move by Carson.

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Response to madinmaryland (Reply #3)

Tue Jan 19, 2016, 08:25 PM

5. Exactly correct

In times like this, politics should be set aside, and good wishes for a full recovery given.

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Response to SoCalDem (Original post)

Tue Jan 19, 2016, 08:06 PM

4. It's a metaphor: Keystone Kops running around into one another. n/t

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