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Tue Mar 3, 2015, 10:05 AM

Ben Carson Has Formed A Presidential Exploratory Committee

Source: TPM

Neurosurgeon and conservative darling Ben Carson has taken another step toward running for president by announcing the formation of a presidential exploratory committee.

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Carson is actually one of the first Republicans in the likely 2016 GOP presidential candidate field to form an exploratory committee. Most other candidates have just formed political action committees in preparation for running for president.

If Carson does decide to run for president, Terry Giles, an attorney and Carson's campaign chief executive, will likely manage the campaign. At the 2015 Conservative Political Action Conference Carson placed fourth in the CPAC straw poll, behind Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY), Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker (R), and Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX).

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Reply Ben Carson Has Formed A Presidential Exploratory Committee (Original post)
DonViejo Mar 2015 OP
Elmer S. E. Dump Mar 2015 #1
Cha Mar 2015 #7
Elmer S. E. Dump Mar 2015 #13
marmar Mar 2015 #2
ProudProg2u Mar 2015 #3
TheCowsCameHome Mar 2015 #5
ProudProg2u Mar 2015 #8
immoderate Mar 2015 #4
HoosierCowboy Mar 2015 #6
Archae Mar 2015 #9
sendero Mar 2015 #14
heaven05 Mar 2015 #10
kwassa Mar 2015 #11
The Green Manalishi Mar 2015 #12
Tom Ripley Mar 2015 #15
mountain grammy Mar 2015 #16
Vinca Mar 2015 #17

Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Tue Mar 3, 2015, 10:12 AM

1. Isn't it funny

 

that you can be smart enough to learn to be a neurosurgeon, but otherwise can't think your way out of a paper bag. I've known a lot of very smart people in my life, and some of them devote so much time to other things they take the easy path to be "informed" politically. Easy, like FUks Lies and Flush, InsHannity, and the grand bloviating liar himself, Billo the clown.

Sad, really....

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Response to Elmer S. E. Dump (Reply #1)

Tue Mar 3, 2015, 10:29 AM

7. It's unreal.. you'd think if you were smart enough to do brain surgury you wouldn't want to ruin

your legacy by being a lying, narcissistic, sociopath.

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Response to Cha (Reply #7)

Thu Mar 5, 2015, 08:32 AM

13. And there's the rub..

 

Sociopaths and narcissists, do not necessarily know that they are sociopaths and narcissists!

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Tue Mar 3, 2015, 10:13 AM

2. Nickname: Nut Bunker

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Tue Mar 3, 2015, 10:18 AM

3. The RepubliCONS traded in their Clown car for a "Clown Bus".

 

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Response to ProudProg2u (Reply #3)

Tue Mar 3, 2015, 10:28 AM

5. They'll make him sit in the back.

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Response to TheCowsCameHome (Reply #5)

Tue Mar 3, 2015, 10:41 AM

8. And his surgery will be set up in the back..

 

to perform Lobotomies on anyone who may accidentally speak the truth.Now we know the reason for this ...hehe

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Tue Mar 3, 2015, 10:21 AM

4. The horizontal Peter Principle.

 

What if one is in a profession where they have scaled the heights, and not yet reached his level of incompetence? (Neurosurgery, for instance.) You jump to a profession where you can be incompetent. (Schwarzenegger did it twice!)

--imm

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Tue Mar 3, 2015, 10:28 AM

6. Can't wait for the Bimbo Eruptions

Inevitable because the GOP needs the publicity of scandal to suck the oxygen out of the public discourse. I'm beginning to think that Doctor Ben Carson is a brain surgeon like Joe the Plumber is a plumber.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Tue Mar 3, 2015, 11:11 AM

9. Ben Carson is not stupid.

I don't think even he believes that "religion over science" statement.

But he is pandering to the far-right crowd.
The WND, Faux "news" and Rush the Blowhard groupies.

The Teabaggers.

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Response to Archae (Reply #9)

Thu Mar 5, 2015, 08:37 AM

14. I dunno...

.... there simply are not enough of the far-right loonies to win a presidential election. To court them, you by definition have to turn off everyone else.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Tue Mar 3, 2015, 11:44 AM

10. dreamer

 

actually saw a car with his name plastered on the front doors of vehicle.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Tue Mar 3, 2015, 12:19 PM

11. Delusional.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Tue Mar 3, 2015, 01:26 PM

12. Oh, please, please please!!!

Smart and charismatic enough to win the primary and nowhere near ready for prime time in the general! Yeah, baby!

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Thu Mar 5, 2015, 08:52 AM

15. AKA Slush Fund

 

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Thu Mar 5, 2015, 12:52 PM

16. Dear Ben,

In case you haven't noticed, the Republican party is racist. You can sound like them, but you'll never look like them. Give it up, buddy.

MG

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Thu Mar 5, 2015, 01:32 PM

17. He should establish an exploratory committee to find his brain.

It's obviously been lost. How else do you explain a once esteemed neurosurgeon becoming a world class wingnut?

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