HE NEEDS FRESH CLOTHES: Ben Carson’s Priceless Excuse for Taking a Break on Campaign Trail

Screen Shot 2016-02-01 at 11.34.49 PMThis is just gold. Pure gold.

Caucus night is inherently wacky and, in a year when the Republican presidential front-runner is a reality TV star, journalists covering the proceedings in Iowa surely anticipated something they’ve never seen before.

But surely not this.

Ben Carson, the retired neurosurgeon who briefly led the GOP field just a few months ago, announced that after voting concludes in the Hawkeye State, he will not hurry off to campaign in New Hampshire, site of the nation’s first primary next Tuesday, like everyone else. Nor will he head to South Carolina, whose primary follows 11 days later.

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Instead, he will go home to Florida to rest and — this is the best part — “get some fresh clothes.”

As a Massachusetts native from a family of 10 that frequently scooted north to shop for tax-free apparel in the Granite State, I can assure Dr. Carson that he would have no trouble finding some fresh threads in New Hampshire. (I recommend Settlers Green in North Conway. Great selection. Also, cupcakes.)

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