Dr. Ben Carson Is In … He Announced Today That He Will Run for 2016 President of the United States of America
DR. BEN CARSON SAYS HE IS IN THE 2016 PRESIDENTIAL RACE …
We had all expected that Dr. Ben Carson would officially enter the presidential race next week in Detroit; however, he told local media today that he would run for the President of the United States. Carson shared his decision with WPEC-TV, the CBS affiliate in West Palm Beach, FL in an exclusive interview on Sunday.
Carson, 63, will formally jump into the race at an event in Detroit, where he grew up.
His presidential campaign will mark Carson’s first run for office, though he’s been a Tea Party hero since 2013 following his blistering attack of Obamacare at the National Prayer Breakfast in front of President Obama.
While he enters the race as a long shot to capture the GOP nomination, he currently polls ahead of several more established Republican contenders in Iowa, site of the first caucus, including former Pennsylvania senator Rick Santorum, the winner there in 2012.
The Republican field of candidates continues to widen.
Retired neurosurgeon Dr. Ben Carson is expected to make a major announcement at an event Monday in his hometown of Detroit.
But in an exclusive interview Sunday, Dr. Carson tells our National Correspondent Jeff Barnd he is in the race for the White House in 2016.
“I’m willing to be part of the equation and therefore, I’m announcing my candidacy for President of the United States of America.”
With that, Dr. Ben Carson is off and running. He rose from poverty in Detroit to the head of the pediatric neurosurgery at Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore. He’s now retired from medicine.
“Many people have suggested to me that I should run for president, even though I’m not a politician,” Carson said.
Dr. Carson’s political star rose at the National Prayer Breakfast two years ago when he admonished President Obama for several white house policies including Obamacare.
“I began to ask myself why are people clamoring for me to do this? I represented a lot of the same thoughts that they have,” Dr. Carson says. “I’m not 100% sure ‘politics as usual’ is going to save us. I think we are in a severe problem … a problematic situation.”
According to a recent AP-GfK Poll, Hillary Rodham Clinton is lacking in being inspiring, likable and of course honesty. One has to wonder what qualifies her to be president of the United States and why people would vote for her with these 3 strikes against her.
What difference does it make what you think
Americans appear to be suspicious of Hillary Rodham Clinton’s honesty, and even many Democrats are only lukewarm about her presidential candidacy, according to a new Associated Press-GfK poll.
Is she strong and decisive? Yes, say a majority of people. But inspiring and likable? Only a minority think so.
Clinton’s struggles to explain her email practices while in government, along with questions about the Clinton Foundation and Republican criticism of her openness, wealth and trustworthiness seem to have struck a nerve in the public’s perception of the dominant Democratic figure in the 2016 campaign. In the survey, 61 percent said “honest” describes her only slightly well or not at all.
Nearly four in 10 Democrats, and more than six in 10 independents agreed that “honest” was not the best word for her.
Even so, she is viewed more favorably than her potential Republican rivals, none of whom are as well-known as the former secretary of state, senator and first lady.
RUN BERNIE, RUN!!!
Vermont’s self-proclaimed socialist Senator is supposed to announce his candidacy for the 2016 presidential election. I can say that I do not agree with one position or policy of Sanders but I do respect him because as far-LEFT and socialist as he is, he actually believes what he says, as misguided as it is. For that I say, run Bernie, run!!! We speculated a month back when Bernie Sanders hinted that he would run in 2016, that he might just be Hillary Clinton’s worst nightmare. Although Sanders is an Independent in the Senate, he would be running in the Democrat primary. Sanders would force Hillary to the far, far LEFT. The Democrat party has moved much farther to the LEFT from the days of Bill Clinton’s presidency. Does Bernie have a real chance of winning the Democrat nomination, probably not. However, this socialist who is going to run on income inequality has strongly criticized Clinton for having a “soft” attitude towards Wall Street. Sanders could be a major thorn in the side of Hillary Clinton as his socialist views are loved by the liberal base.
The Independent Socialist Senator said he “liked Hilliary” and she is a “very, very intelligent person”. However, Sanders said there needs to be a leader “to wage a political revolution in this country which brings millions of people into the political process to stand up and fighting for their rights in a way that we have not seen right now,” and Hillary Clinton was not the leader of that movement.
VPR News has learned from several sources that Independent U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders will announce his candidacy for the Democratic presidential nomination on Thursday.
Sanders will release a short statement on that day and then hold a major campaign kickoff in Vermont in several weeks.
Sanders’ entry into the Democratic race ensures that Hillary Clinton will face a challenge to win the support of the liberal wing of the party.
Sanders’ basic message will be that the middle class in America has been decimated in the past two decades while wealthy people and corporations have flourished.
His opposition to a proposed Trans-Pacific Partnership trade deal (T.P.P.) shows how he plans to frame this key issue of his campaign.
In the Real Clear Politics Poll for the 2016 Democratic Presidential Nomination has Bernie Sanders in a distant 4th place at 5.6%, some 56.6% behind Hillary Clinton; however, ahead of O’Malley, who the media claims to be a challenger to Hillary.
Lindsey Graham says he is 91% sure he will run in the 2016 GOP presidential primary … I am 100% sure he will lose and will not even be considered a viable VP running mate.
Senator Lindsey Graham (R-SC) said on Fox News Sunday with Chris Wallace that he is 91% sure that he will throw his hat into the 2016 GOP presidential primary. Graham stated, “I’ve criticized the president for leading from behind, being weak and indecisive;” however, that hardly makes one a candidate to be president or carry your parties banner. Graham is so far out of touch with Republican voters on climate change, raising taxes and amnesty that polls show Graham is running fourth behind Scott Walker, Jeb Bush and Ted Cruz in his home state of South Carolina. The polls found that 55% of Palmetto State voters wouldn’t vote for him for president. It is hard to imagine that Lindsey Grahamnesty will run for president on the GOP side because one has to wonder who would finance his campaign.
WALLACE: Are you too moderate? Are you too far in the center on nondefense issues to win the Republican nomination?
GRAHAM: Not at all. I believe climate change is real, but I reject the cap and trade solution of John — of, you know, of Al Gore. He’s made a religion. It’s a problem.
I would like to clean up the air and water, become more energy independence, create jobs. I’m for offshore drilling. I’m for finding oil and gas that we own. I’m for coal, I’m for clean coal, I’m for natural gas but I would like a lower carbon economy over time. Clean up the air and create jobs in the process.
Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) said his decision on whether he’ll run for president depends on whether he can raise enough money, but he said there’s a “91 percent” chance he will.
“If I can raise the money, I’ll do it,” he said on “Fox News Sunday with Chris Wallace.” He added, “I think I got a good message, I think I’ve been more right than wrong on foreign policy. I’ve criticized the president for leading from behind, being weak and indecisive. I’ve been a problem solver in Washington, and I think I’ve got something to offer the party in Washington.”
He said he would make a decision by May.
Note to Lindsey Graham, had you had a viable GOP primary challenge you for Senate in SC like Trey Gowdy or Joe Wilson, Graham would have lost and been back to practicing law.
ITS NEVER GOOD FOR DEMOCRATS WHEN THE DAILY SHOW MOCKS YOU AND SHOWS YOU FOR THE FRAUDS YOU ARE …
Of course Jon Stewart attacked the GOP, after all it is Jon Stewart of The Daily Show, but his mockery of Hillary Clinton’s boring presidential roll out as he compared the Hillary Clinton VIDEO to a State Farm commercial. After watching the beginning of the video, Stewart says, “this is boring as SH*T.” Stewart went on to opine, “it’s weird how they wouldn’t let you make your own commercial, you had to share your announcement with a guy from a gravel company.” But Jon, this is to she she is own of the people. yeah, Stewart isn’t buying it either.
The Daily Show had a bit of fun with Hillary Clinton’s big announcement this week. After mocking her fairly boring campaign video, host Jon Stewart praised Clinton for “not acting like she’s dropping a bombshell with the announcement, because this isn’t about her,” which he called a “refreshing change from her 2008 strategy, “shut up I’m talking, the I am inevitable bus tour.”
Former Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid Defends His Lies of GOP Presidential Candidate Not Paying His Taxes … “Romney Didn’t Win, Did He?”
There are lying, pathetic, disingenuous politicians and then there are scumbag liars like former Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid …
If you want to know why Washington, DC and federal politics are so screwed up today and so polarized, you need to look no further than Sen. Dingy Harry (D-NV). In an interview on CNN with Dana Bash, Harry Reid not only refused to apologize for lying to the American people while standing on the US Senate floor that Mitt Romney had not paid his taxes, he seemed to relish and gloat that his lie caused Romney not to win the 2012 Presidential election. Reid’s smug little comment during the interview of “Romney didn’t win, did he” makes one want to vomit. Reid is unapologetic and showed no remorse for his lie. In fact, he is gleeful. What a miserable, little man. But in the end, this is how Democrats win elections … THEY LIE. And the American people are too apathetic to care.
Thankfully, this piece of human excrement is retiring from the US Senate as he has done this country no favors. Reid will for ever be remembered for being nothing more than carrying Barack Obama’s water and blocking the GOP at every turn in presenting bills to the Senate so to protect the Obama agenda. Reid will also be known for creating a poisonous atmosphere and one of the most divisive US Senates ever. GOOD RIDDANCE.
Reid’s claim, which seemed outrageous on its face, was widely dismissed by fact-checkers. Wrote WaPo’s Fact Checker Glenn Kessler in a piece giving Reid four Pinocchios for the claim:
Without seeing Romney’s taxes, we cannot definitively prove Reid incorrect. But tax experts say his claim is highly improbable. Reid also has made no effort to explain why his unnamed source would be credible. So, in the absence of more information, it appears he has no basis to make his incendiary claim.
Moreover, Reid holds a position of great authority in the U.S. Congress. He should hold himself to a high standard of accuracy when making claims about political opponents.
And yet, the clip above shows Reid, in an interview with CNN’s Dana Bash, not only refusing to apologize for the claim but defending it — in a very weird way.
“Romney didn’t win, did he?” Reid said in response to Bash’s question of whether he regretted what he had said about Romney.
ESPN’s Stephen A. Smith Says, ‘I Dream … Every Black Person in America Vote Republican’ at Impact Symposium at Vanderbilt University (VIDEO)
Stephen A. Smith is never at a loss for words and this time nails it 100% …
ESPN’s Stephen A. Smith said at an Impact Symposium at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tennessee, “What I dream is that for one election, just one, every black person in America vote Republican.” Never afraid to tackle controversial topics, Stephen A. Smith may have just given one of his most insightful points of view that even his counterpart on ‘First Take’ Skip Bayless would have to agree with. Stephen A. Smith’s comment makes complete and total sense if you look at it as opposed to the knee-jerk reaction he will get from the LEFT and many blacks. I have said for years, why do blacks vote for just one party, a Democrat party that was far from good to blacks in America, see pre-Civil War. The fact of the matter is, anyone who puts all their eggs in one basket are setting themselves up for failure. Who looks at one car, one house, one computer, one job and says without looking at anything else or questioning anything … I’ll take it.
When a political party knows they have you in your back pocket and knows they can take you for granted and still get your vote, that is true disenfranchisement and you are finished. The Democrat party knows that will get 85-90% of the black vote and not lift a finger for it. It’s expected. The only question is whether black America will listen to Stephen A. Smith’s words.
MUST SEE VIDEO …
“What I dream is that for one election, just one, every black person in America vote Republican,” he said. “Because from what I’ve read, and I’m open to correction, but from what I’ve read, Barry Goldwater is going against Lyndon B. Johnson. He’s your Republican candidate. He is completely against the Civil Rights Movement. Lyndon B. Johnson was in favor of it. What happens is, he wins office, Barry Goldwater loses office, but there was a senate, a Republican senate, that pushed the votes to the president’s desk. It was the Democrats who were against Civil Rights legislation. So because President Lyndon B. Johnson was a Democrat, black America assumed the Democrats were for it.”
He also added, “Black folks in America are telling one party, ‘We don’t give a damn about you.’ They’re telling the other party ‘You’ve got our vote.’ Therefore, you have labeled yourself ‘disenfranchised’ because one party knows they’ve got you under their thumb. The other party knows they’ll never get you and nobody comes to address your interest.”
I would add, if Republicans continue to do the same to Conservatives … Conservativees should do the same and teach the establishment GOP a lesson they will never forget.
YouGov Poll of Likely Democratic Voters: Elizabeth Warren Leads Hillary Clinton in Iowa and New Hampshire
MAYBE HILLARY CLINTON IS NOT INVISIBLE AFTER ALL, POLLS SHOW IF UBER LIB ELIZABETH WARREN RUNS … ITS ANYONE’S TO WIN …
A funny thing happened on the way to the 2016 Hillary Clinton coronation, maybe Hillary is not as invisible as the political pundits think as populist Lefties do not support her. A YouGov poll of likely Democratic voters for MoveOn.org and Democracy for America showed Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) ahead of Hillary Clinton in Iowa, 31 % to 24% and in New Hampshire, Warren leads Clinton, 30% to 27%. Don’t worry Hillary, there is nothing to be concerned with here, it is not as though Iowa and New Hampshire and two early and influential primary states. Oh wait, they are. Warren and her anti-business ideology is the darling of the far Left. Is Hillary Clinton too yesterday for the base of the Democrat party?
However, Elizabeth Warren has claimed in the past that she would not run. One has to wonder whether she can turn down this once in a life-time opportunity. Also, if she does change her mind and runs, and Hillary does as well, Hillary Clinton will be pulled so far Left in the Democrat primaries, there will be no coming back to the middle in the general election
Populist groups cheering “Run Warren Run,” today released 2016 election polls from Iowa and New Hampshire showing Sen. Elizabeth Warren ahead of dominant Democrat Hillary Clinton.
The YouGov poll of likely Democratic voters for MoveOn.org and Democracy for America also found that 79 percent want Warren and majorities support her anti-Wall Street positions.
Warren has said she doesn’t plan to challenge Clinton, though several others have indicated that they are looking at a bid, including Vice President Joe Biden and Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt.
The groups cautioned that the poll mostly shows that voters are extremely open to her candidacy rather than her being a Clinton killer. They hope to use the poll to encourage Warren to change her position and get into the race.
The latest Des Moines Register poll has Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker in the leads the GOP pack for presidential candidates for 2016. The poll takes into account Mitt Romney removing himself from the race and allocated his percentages accordingly.According to the poll results, Gov. Walker leads the large GOP pack with 15% of GOP presidential contenders. The poll shows that Walker is also the No. 2 most popular choice for likely caucus-goers who want an establishment candidate, and he’s the No. 2 for those who want an anti-establishment candidate. It was just last week that Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker wowed them in Iowa and asked for Iowans to take a further look at him. Between now and 2016 is an eternity, but it is important to get noticed in the beginning otherwise you will be pealed off before you even get to the primaries.
Iowa Freedom Summit 2015 Scott Walker Speech
Presidential stage newcomer Scott Walker, the conservative reform pit bull who inspired death threats from the left, has become the one to watch in the race for the Republican nomination a year out from the Iowa caucuses.
At 15 percentage points, he leads a big, tightly packed field of potential contenders in a new Des Moines Register/Bloomberg Politics Iowa Poll of likely Republican caucusgoers. The caucuses are scheduled for Feb. 1, 2016.
The Wisconsin governor is also the No. 2 most popular choice for likely caucusgoers who want an establishment candidate, and he’s the No. 2 for those who want an anti-establishment candidate, the poll shows.
“He’s in a sweet spot,” pollster J. Ann Selzer said. “People who don’t want an ultra-conservative think he’s OK. People who don’t want a moderate think he’s OK.”
Just one point behind is Rand Paul, a U.S. senator from Kentucky and the son of three-time presidential candidate Ron Paul, a hero to dissidents who want to shake up government. Paul draws support from the same anti-establishment well.
Mitt Romney decides against running for president again in 2016 …
Mitt Romney, the GOP presidential candidate who lost the 2012 presidential election, told supporters today that he will not run again for president in 2016. Romney stated, “I am convinced that we could win the nomination, but fully realize it would have been difficult test and a hard fight.” Not sure if I am buying that, because if one is convinced they would win, they would pursue the effort. In the end, as much as Romney wanted to be president, I think he feels that his presence will only prevent a better candidate from getting the nomination who has a better shot of winning the general election in 2016.
Mitt Romney told supporters Friday that he would not run for president in 2016, ending three weeks of public speculation and sparing the Republican Party a potentially bruising nominating battle between its past nominee and its rising stars.
“After putting considerable thought into making another run for president, I’ve decided it is best to give other leaders in the party the opportunity to become our next nominee,” Romney said in a statement he read to supporters on a conference call Friday morning.
In his remarks, first reported by radio host Hugh Hewitt, Romney said that he had enough support from potential donors to be “more than competitive” and that the positive reaction he heard from Republican activists was “surprising and heartening.” He noted that he had been leading in recent public polls.
Part of me says, of course an individual who already ran for president and lost in the general election against a weak opponent like Barack Obama should never run again. Then there is the other side of me that wishes Romney would run to split the fundraising, support and vote with GOP presidential wannbe RINO Jeb Bush.
Let me begin by letting you know who else is on this call, besides Ann and me. There are a large number of people who signed on to be leaders of our 2016 finance effort. In addition, state political leadership from several of the early primary states are on the line. And here in New York City, and on the phone, are people who have been helping me think through how to build a new team, as well as supporters from the past who have all been kind enough to volunteer their time during this deliberation stage. Welcome, and thank you. Your loyalty and friendship, and your desire to see the country with new, competent and conservative leadership warms my heart.
After putting considerable thought into making another run for president, I’ve decided it is best to give other leaders in the Party the opportunity to become our next nominee. (read the rest HERE)
In a copy of Mitt Romney’s expected remarks to supporters, and confirmed by an aide to the former Bay State governor:
“After putting considerable thought into making another run for president, I’ve decided it is best to give other leaders in the Party the opportunity to become our next nominee,” Romney’s statement reads. “… You can’t imagine how hard it is for (my wife) Ann and me to step aside, especially knowing of your support and the support of so many people across the country. But we believe it is for the best of the Party and the nation.”