Ben Carson for President

The G.O.P. Establishment Has a Big New Hampshire Problem

Nate Cohn, The New York Times

Donald Trump has led every poll in New Hampshire since June. Candidates like Marco Rubio and Jeb Bush have struggled to get out of the single digits.The weakness of establishment candidates in New Hampshire poses a big challenge for the party’s beleaguered powerbrokers.

The Heart of Ben Carson's Faith

Rebecca Berg, RCP

Long before Ben Carson was a presidential candidate, and many years before his speech at the 2013 National Prayer Breakfast launched him as an unlikely political figure, a younger and less polished version of the man headlined the 1997 prayer breakfast. “I was pretty excited about the speech until someone said to me that I should not mention the name of Jesus Christ,” Carson wrote. “That seemed like a very strange request for a prayer breakfast.”

TEA PARTIERS SUPPORT BEN CARSON, SAY ISLAMISTS POSE THREAT TO CONSTITUTION

Michael Patrick Leahy, Breitbart

Tea Party activists who spoke with Breitbart News about Graham’s call for Dr. Carson to apologize for his remarks set forth the view that Islamists pose a threat to the Constitution. Constitutionally limited government is one of the three core values of the Tea Party movement. The other two core values are fiscal responsibility and free markets.

Ben Carson Gets His Bounce

Russell Berman, The Atlantic

The Ben Carson surge that everyone was waiting for is finally here. He’s been a steady, if middling, presence in GOP primary polls for most of the year—always earning at least 5 percent, but rarely more than 10. Yet over the last two weeks, Carson has secured a second-place spot after Donald Trump, both nationally and in the crucial opening battleground of Iowa, where he is a favorite of the state’s sizable evangelical community. 

Carson Campaigns In Arkansas

Brian Fanney, NWAonline.com

Ben Carson, the retired neurosurgeon turned Republican presidential contender, told the crowd at the state Capitol that personal responsibility lifted him out of poverty and could improve the country as a whole.

We Like Carly & Ben: But Not For The Reasons The Media Wants Us To Like Them

To read the build-up articles over the past week you’d think that having a woman and an African-American in the Republican campaign for President were ends in themselves – and let’s be honest – that’s largely how the liberal media thinks. They buy the idea that politics is about parceling out the nominations, offices and patronage along strict racial, ethnic and sex quotas; never mind what the candidates think or what principles they hold, as long as they check the right box on the quota tally. It should come as no surprise that we see it somewhat differently.

Carson, Fiorina, Huckabee to join 2016 GOP presidential field

FoxNews.com

The deep Republican presidential field will get even more competitive this week when hopefuls Dr. Ben Carson, Carly Fiorina and former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee enter the race as expected. Carson and Fiorina, the former Hewlett-Packard chief executive, are set to announce today, making them the only black and female candidate, respectively, so far in the 2016 GOP field. Carson will announce his bid in hometown Detroit. Fiorina, who has positioned herself as an alternative to Democratic frontrunner Hillary Clinton, will make her announcement on social media, then follow with an online townhall event.

Ben Carson tells TV station he'll seek GOP presidential nomination

Reuters

Retired neurosurgeon Ben Carson told a Florida television station on Sunday that he is running for the 2016 Republican presidential nomination. "I'm willing to be part of the equation and, therefore, I'm announcing my candidacy for president of the United States of America," Carson said in an interview with CBS affiliate WPEC-TV in West Palm Beach, Florida. Carson, 63, who is popular with the Tea Party movement, is expected to formally declare his candidacy at an event in Detroit today.

Deace to Ben Carson: Time to Rethink Your Campaign

We love Ben Carson’s big message of being an outsider who is above the pettiness of inside-the-Beltway politics, but we agree with Iowa's top conservative talker Steve Deace: Dr. Ben Carson had a bad April and comparing himself to Al Sharpton, embracing his “goal” and shaking hands with that proven liar, charlatan, tax cheat, race-baiter, and riot inciter will not be a big selling point in any GOP primary. Dr. Carson would have been miles ahead by “talking truth to power” and taking Sharpton to task to his face, as he did President Obama at the National Prayer Breakfast.