As the debate looms, Dr. Ben Carson also has the best strategy for dealing with The Donald: be bigger than the bully.
Amid all of the bombast within the Republican race for president, Ben Carson comes throughout extra like a whisper.
Carson, who turns 64 on Friday, will take the debate stage as his candidacy is hitting its stride.
Donald Trump is clearly nervous about Carson, as he told Face the Nation’s John Dickerson, “Ben’s a doctor, and he’s not a dealmaker”.
“I think it is a long campaign”. “I just have to be myself”. “Be myself. I think if you try too hard people see that”, Christie said. Carson, for his part, is gaining on Trump, pulling even with him in Iowa and in national polls.
Former Hewlett Packard CEO Carly Fiorina, who performance at Wednesday’s debate wowed political analysts, and Sen. Only 15 percent said they would not back him as the party’s nominee.
Trump has been leading in the polls for months, but with Carson inching closer to Trump the Republican nomination is still in the air. According to Phil Musser, chairman of the digital media agency IMGE (which is unaligned in the GOP race), “Carson quietly built an online fundraising and grassroots leviathan in 2014 and 2015”.
Walker had a precipitous drop from 13 percent in July to two percent in the latest poll.
Eleven GOP candidates will appear at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library in California for a debate that will be broadcast by CNN. Carson emerged from the first as a surprise success, his popularity fueled by his nice-guy image on a night when his competitors came out swinging. And I said, you know, we need that tone today. His enthusiasm numbers in that state are higher than Trump’s. Born into poverty in Detroit, Carson graduated from Yale and the University of Michigan’s medical school, and then led the pediatric neurosurgery department at Hopkins. The story inspired a television movie and gives Carson unique standing in a Republican Party often criticized as the party of older, wealthy, white men. “Trump is doing well with evangelicals – especially for a candidate who isn’t traditionally from that group – but Carson is clearly attractive”.
While other campaigns have been flummoxed and discombobulated by the rise of Trump, Cruz hasn’t. Bennett described an all-day “information session” Monday through which specialists delivered shows on numerous home and overseas coverage subjects.
Presumably Christian voters can recognize in Carson’s views a common faith, and they may be able to identify with the way he uses scripture as the user’s manual for his life.
“There will probably be more elbows thrown”, Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus said Sunday on CNN’s “State of the Union”. “He is soft-spoken, he is African-American and he is a physician”. Lindsey Graham of South Carolina, Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindahl, former New York Gov. George Pataki and former Pennsylvania Sen. And it is trying to broaden a paid employees of 80 now divided between the marketing campaign’s suburban Washington headquarters and early voting states throughout the nation.
The political establishment remains skeptical of his chances, but Carson doesn’t seem to mind.