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Dr. Ben Carson: The best citizen for the White House

Written By | Jan 31, 2016

WASHINGTON, January 31, 2016 – The political din is increasing as all sides rush to the finish line and the candidates are suffering because of it.

Researchers say that eating in noisy restaurants nullifies the pleasure of the dining experience. That research shows that our bodies can process a limited number of assaults on our senses at any one time; It is becoming harder to hear candidates amidst the political din assaulting our senses.

Lyndon Baines Johnson, when he was the senator from Texas, offers a perfect example of political dinning. The story is that he was going on and on about an opponent, accusing the man of various licentious acts and missteps.  Finally, an LBJ aide, unable to take his rants a moment longer said, “You know all that’s not true.”

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To which the political lion responded, “Ah, hell, I know it’s not true. But I LOVE to hear him deny it!”

As the old saying goes, “Let the games begin.”

Except, for America it’s not a game. Its not a contest for political power and cronyism that our political elite is playing. America is standing back and, for many, there is a feeling of collective fear of those that work inside the beltway.

Korea is exploding test bombs for Iran and Pakistan. Saudi Arabia’s probably arming up, if they haven’t already. Our military’s decimated and lacks the support of a feckless administration. Our leading democratics candidate is a known liar, its not even a question of whether she does or doesn’t.  And she claims her digressions don’t make any difference – despite the loss of our Benghazi embassy staff and placing American in harms way via her email server.

We could go on and on. But everyone by now recognizes politics as a zero-sum game. There are no winners; only survivors.

For many the end game move is electing Dr. Ben Carson. He stands alone, quietly providing cogent responses to a nation on the precipice. He’s the one standing at the center of the heart of our country, quietly offering up solutions.

He doesn’t dodge an agenda-driven media. Rather, he provides conscientious full-throated answers rooted in history, sound policies, and careful thought.

But our media landscape is filled with loud voices, pontificating pundits, and many with the scent of power close at hand. In other words, things have entered the insanity phase. One man, and one man alone, is keeping his head as all around him have lost theirs.

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But can you hear him above all the other noise of electioneering?

Let’s pay closer attention to the quiet voice among us. He’ll never make the tabloids. He’ll never ‘love to hear his opponents deny it.’

He’ll never play with the electorate as a cat does with a captive mouse.

Dr. Carson is a citizen first and foremost. In that way, he is us. He gets it and he’s our voice for the future. There is no better man for the job than Dr. Ben Carson.

Can you hear him?







Karen Hagestad Cacy

Karen Hagestad Cacy, of Colorado Springs, is a former Washington speechwriter and transportation lobbyist. Raised in Portland, Oregon, she holds a BA degree in Russian and Middle East Studies from Portland State University (and American University in Cairo.) Her four novels are available on She is also the author of two plays.