Ben Carson’s struggle for the GOP nomination

Ben Carson is a dangerous candidate—not because of the polls or his campaign organization, but because of what he represents. He is a threat to political elites.

(Facebook/Dr. Ben Carson)

SAN JOSE, Calif.,  Jan. 1, 2016 — As the presidential campaign has intensified over the last year, crucial national political issues have been thrashed out in the GOP debates, but only when the candidates have been allowed to speak freely. The Democrats have maintained lock-step alignment with “the Leader,” President Obama.

Despite mainstream media attempts to divide the GOP candidates and goad them to attack one another in a political three-ring circus, Dr. Ben Carson has attempted to remain above the fray. This frustrates the media, which want the candidates to battle it out like gladiators, but it demonstrates Carson’s strength that he refuses.

Carson did not enter the race to perform for the media like a clown in a circus. Hence the media refuse to look at serious proposals from Carson to solve the nation’s problems. Instead they focus on irrelevant, one-line gotcha quotes, which they discuss more than Carson’s plans to heal and unite America.

What would the media do with a united America? Think about the real motivation of the media. The MSM is a multi-billion dollar industry, journalists bought and paid for by corporate interests. Someone like Carson is a dangerous candidate for an industry built on the divisions the media work so hard to create. The left-leaning media made Obama their darling in 2008, and through their endless promotion, they helped make him president of the United States.

Carson, Trump, the Right, the Left and anger

The MSM love to hate Donald Trump. His bulldog style and self-aggrandizement make him great for the news business. Does Trump see his campaign as a business opportunity, win or lose? Is his campaign to “make America great again” simply an effort to make his own businesses great again? He is a showman who knows how to manipulate the media, so the Trump spectacle really is a win-win for Trump and the media.

The GOP is challenged in this election cycle by media claims that candidates like Carson and Trump are unworthy aspirants to the White House. Some Republican Party leaders strongly oppose these men as outsiders trying to crash the party. But the GOP establishment hasn’t noticed that voters are starting to reject the party elders’ right to handpick the nominee for POTUS.

They don’t care who the establishment considers worthy.

After decades of the party ignoring its base, the base has awakened to the notion that the party does not have their interests at heart when it chooses nominees. Voters are starting to think that elections are their business, not just a time to rubberstamp the choices of party elites.

Conservatives are increasingly fed up with carefully crafted political campaigns. These manufactured campaigns look democratic, but they betray the desires of common American voters.

Long before Donald Trump roused the masses, Ben Carson created a genuine stir as a candidate who could truly represent them in Washington. From the fringes of the political arena, Carson caught the attention of middle America. A well-respected medical professional unafraid of voicing his First Amendment rights, Carson began seriously considering a run for the presidency in 2014. He decided in May 2015 to heed the call of the people, mostly expressed through the National Draft Ben Carson campaign.

Without needing or wanting to, Carson accepted that it was the will of the people that he run, that they felt it imperative for him to run. He took this as a sign that regular Americans shared his beliefs and concerns about the health and future of the nation. People assembled and organized, believing that Carson spoke for them in words the political establishment refused to hear. Carson understood them, even if political elites did not.

Carson, a renowned neurosurgeon and best-selling author, did not need to run to gain any more fame. He was planning a comfortable retirement, but he acceded to the movement to draft him—only the second time in American history a draft movement successfully helped a candidate in a run for POTUS; Barry Goldwater in 1964 was the first.

People wanted Carson because they recognized that he had the guts to exercise his First Amendment rights. He could have ignored the the continually mounting support and retreated to a comfortable retirement with global acclaim for his accomplishments. Instead, he chose duty.

At the National Prayer Breakfast in 2013, Carson spoke out boldly against the dangers of “political correctness,” just a few feet away President Obama. It was a direct challenge the grand guru of political correctness. Carson said, “PC is dangerous because it puts a muzzle on people from discussing important issues while the fabric of this nation is being changed.” His challenge was courageous then, and it has since propelled him down the road to candidacy.

In the 2014 mid-term elections, Carson actively promoted conservative and Republican candidates through the USA First PAC. His efforts in support of six candidates were successful and helped to oust two top Democratic senators.

His recent books, published since 2013, are aimed at Americans who sincerely care about America’s heritage from the Founding Fathers forward. Those who want to know more about Dr. Carson should read those books: “One Nation: What We Can All Do to Save America’s Future“; “A More Perfect Union: What We the People Can Do to Reclaim Our Constitutional Liberties“; “One Vote, Make Your Voice Heard”; and “What I Believe: A Collection of My Syndicated Columns.” In his books, Carson is transparent in expressing his most personal beliefs.

The real question in 2016 is whether the will of the people still matters in presidential elections. The selfish goals of corporate interests are obvious to most people, but few believe they can do anything to change the “business as usual” realities of America today. They see that political parties are more interested in promoting personal political interests and the power of their parties than in the public welfare. Big Government answers to big money and insiders, not the people.

Ben Carson and Thomas Jefferson trump media elites

Unlike Cruz, Trump and Carly Fiorina—the other outsiders—Carson has worked long and consistently for the powerless in this country, his focus on “We” and not “me.”  In turn, he asks the people to accept the same challenge they gave to him: He wants us to work. He can’t save the country or solve all its problems, even if he’s elected. It is “We” and not “he”: We must take our country back. We don’t need a savior; we need to take responsibility for the political process.

Carson is a true American patriot who calls all Americans to be patriots.

Articles focusing on the shakeup within the Carson America PAC are premature in their attempts to bury his campaign. These attempts ignore the millions of Americans who support Carson. He had no paid professional campaign staff in 2014; he had thousands upon thousands of volunteers. He needs them now to follow through with their compact with him. No professional staffer is indispensable, nor is Carson himself. We are indispensable.

Millions of us take Carson and what he represents very seriously. People trust him, even if he needs to shake up his campaign. In 1980, Ronald Reagan fired his campaign manager, Doug Sears, when he lost in the Iowa caucuses. According to Craig Shirley in his book “Rendezvous with Destiny,” Sears would not let Reagan be Reagan and kept him from campaigning in Iowa at great cost to the campaign.

Reagan did what he had to to get his campaign back on track after Iowa. He began speaking his mind, and his “Reagan Doctrine” took shape.

In his analysis of Reagan’s uphill battle to win the GOP nomination, Shirley has given us an idea of what Carson faces when he contends with the GOP establishment: “The elites hated it but the American people loved it.” That is why Americans love Carson.

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Dennis Jamison reinvented his life after working for a multi-billion dollar division of Johnson & Johnson for several years. Now semi-retired, he is an adjunct faculty member at West Valley College in California. He currently writes a column on US history and one on American freedom for the Communities Digital News, as well as writing for other online publications. During the 2016 presidential primaries, he worked as the leader of a network of writers, bloggers, and editors who promoted the candidacy of Dr. Ben Carson. He founded the “We the People” Network of writers and the Citizen Sentinels Project to pro-actively promote the values and principles established at the founding of the United States, and to discover and support more morally centered citizen-candidates who sincerely seek election as public servants, not politicians.