Ben Carson, the world famous pediatric neurosurgeon, now known in political circles for his advocacy of conservative principles, has announced that he has formed an exploratory committee for the 2016 Republican nomination for President. In a tweet sent out today, Carson stated his intentions:
— Dr. Ben Carson (@RealBenCarson) March 3, 2015
Dr. Carson is a revered figure amongst the many patients and families whom he has helped, black families who admire his rise from the streets of Detroit to the top of his field as a much heralded brain surgeon, as well as a growing coalition of conservatives for his calm, reserved demeanor and strong value system.
His inspirational autobiography, “Gifted Hands” describes his ascension from a broken family to the pinnacle of an intense medical specialty which even the best and brightest cannot easily achieve. For the past 20 years, teachers and parents have encouraged disadvantaged children to read his story; today, conservatives outside of the political world see Carson as their champion — an intellectual social conservative.
The famously soft spoken Carson stated Thursday at the recent CPAC conference, ““If you’re white and you oppose a progressive black person, you’re a racist. If you’re black and you oppose the progressive agenda, you’re crazy.”
By the time he was 8, his parents had divorced, leaving his illiterate mother to raise him and his older brother Curtis. Carson’s mother, Sonya, who had only a third grade education, insisted that her sons read two books and watch no more than three TV shows per week. Carson went on to graduate third in his high school class and won an academic scholarship to Yale University, where he majored in psychology.
Read more: tpnn.com