With plenty of political hopefuls on the horizon, there are none who have come forward as the next heir apparent in the Republican presidential primary.
Surprisingly, Ben Carson has come out on top in one poll that was conducted by Monmouth University Polling Institute. Between June 11 and June 14, 1,002 random individuals were asked who they would vote for today with the choices they have so far. Carson came out on top, with 11 percent in his favor. The next highest was Scott Walker coming in at a close 10 percent, followed by Jeb Bush at 9 percent. Monmouth said that these polls were not indicative of a forerunner, as it is too early in the race to determine a winner.
The race to the White House is not a mere jaunt through a park or the 100-yard dash. It is, rather, a literal race cross-country. It is a race of fortitude and endurance. One poll cannot tell us early on who will be our next commander-in-chief. What it does serve to do, rather, is call attention to the candidates and the numbers behind the logic of the vote.
While surprising to say the least, Ben Carson making his way to the top of the heap was something the nation should have seen coming. With all the other candidates sprinting this early on, breaking a sweat as they walk up to the starting line, Carson has come walking up, slowly, cooly. He snuck up on the public quietly and almost unobtrusively. Quite a feat, since he created quite a stir at the 2013 national prayer breakfast when he slammed Obama standing mere feet away from him. Yet, no one saw Carson coming.
It is sure to be an interesting race. As tensions heat up, and the mud starts to be slung, it will be interesting to see how far this soft-spoken retired neurosurgeon will go, as he walks coolly toward the White House.
To date, there are 12 Republican candidates who have thrown their hats into the race for the White House. Thus far, the candidates are: Donald Trump, Rick Santorum, Rand Paul, Rick Perry, Ben Carson, Marco Rubio, Jeb Bush, Ted Cruz, Carly Fiorina, Lindsey Graham, George Pataki, and Mike Huckabee.
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