Neither, however, can take away from the tremendous grassroot’s support for his candidacy!
My thinking is that Dr. Carson’s success has come because he has taken the advice of Albert Einstein:
“Try not to become a person of success, but rather try to become a person of value.” Albert Einstein
Time given to reading the words of Dr. Carson is time well spent and helps one see the value found in his wisdom.
“There is no question that the United States…helped rebuild nations ravaged by wars in which we took part and we have refused to confiscate oil, minerals, and other treasures found in nations we have helped or defeated…In America, we have a proud history of accomplishment and of helping to save the world from tyranny…If most of the people in the country believe that America is generally fair and decent, it becomes more difficult for Saul Alinsky types to recruit change agents and for those on the Far Left to undermine our Constitution. Hence the constant bad-mouthing of our nation to impressionable young people, preparing them to be ripe for manipulation at the appropriate time. In the recent past, the Occupy Wall Street movement which was replicated in many parts of the country, shows how easily physically destructive actions that compromise the rights and property of others can be incited in those who have been educated this way and also have an entitlement mentality.” Ben Carson, ONE NATION pgs 39-40
Perhaps Dr. Carson learned the secret described by Henry Ford:
“The whole secret of a successful life is to find out what is one’s destiny to do, and then do it.” Henry Ford
It is also possible that just as Queen Esther was told:
“For if you keep silent at this time, relief and deliverance will rise for the Jews from another place, but you and your father’s house will perish. And who knows whether you have not come to the kingdom for such a time as this?” Esther 4:14
Dr. Carson may realize that he is here for such a time as this.