Rarely does a person come along who truly inspires. But every so often, one rises up with a clear voice, offering a confident message brimming with hopeful determination. Dr. Benjamin Carson is the man responsible for the delivery of such a message. During this year’s National Prayer Day Breakfast, President Obama sat helplessly as Dr. Carson methodically dismantled the proposed efficacy of a national liberal agenda. Not only did Dr. Carson cover all the essential conservative talking points, but he did so with enthusiasm and authority.
A self made man who delivered himself out of poverty, the good doctor experientially knows that of which he speaks. Throughout his 27 minute speech, the Director of Pediatric Neurosurgery at Johns Hopkins Hospital passionately endorsed the importance of education, morality, individuality, free thought, self reliance, and personal accountability as essential components for a vibrant America.
The wonderful thing about Dr. Carson is that the ‘powers that be’ just assumed he’d fall in line. The reality is he could have played it safe and nobody would have noticed. But the good doctor would not deny a golden opportunity to speak the truth; and with that opportunity, Carson has restored hope in a God-enlightened humanity.
Overall, it was a very brave and inspiring showing by Dr. Carson. We may have to seriously get behind the increasing possibility that Benjamin Carson gives a shaken and disjointed GOP it’s best opportunity for a victory in 2016. He stands above the politics, he’s fearless, he believes his message 100 percent, and there’s nothing phony about him. The Republican Party currently has some impressive young guns (i.e. Ryan, Paul, Rubio) who are poised to make a good showing; however, I don’t think any of those guys can change the voter tide. Benjamin Carson is the right man, with the right message, at the right time.
Hope and change? Benjamin Solomon Carson, Sr. is thy name!
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