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Mar 15 2016

Insight Into Carson’s Trump Endorsement

Ben Carson, who ran a gentlemanly campaign as a principled conservative, appalled and mystified onlookers by endorsing his polar opposite Donald Trump, an obnoxious demagogue who recites right-wing rhetoric but wouldn’t know a conservative principle if it bit him on the nose. Thanks to an interview with Newmax’s Steve Malzberg, we now have more insight. It appears that Carson gave the endorsement against his inclination in exchange for a position in a theoretical Trump Administration. Excerpts via RedState:

Carson: Is there another scenario that I would have preferred? Yes. But that scenario isn’t available.

Malzberg: With one of the other candidates you mean?

Carson: Yeah.

Already he admits that he would have preferred to endorse a different candidate. But that wouldn’t have been “practical,” as Carson puts it — evidently because he thinks Trump is in the best position to offer him a job:

Carson: I do believe, and certainly in my discussions with Donald Trump, he does love America and he does want to be successful. And, he will surround himself with very good people.

Malzberg: And will one of them be Dr. Ben Carson?

Carson: I will be doing things as well, yeah.

Malzberg: In the administration.

Carson: Certainly in an advisory capacity.

Malzberg: That’s been determined? You’ve, when you sat down with him that was discussed?

Carson: Yes.

Given how Trump fares in head to head matchups against Hillary, it is highly unlikely that Carson will collect his 30 pieces of silver.

When the Trump fiasco inevitably ends in smoking ruins, those who took part in it will be reviled for having handed the White House to Hillary, not to mention destroying the GOP’s public image. Carson’s political career will be over without him ever having held public office — just like his new friend Trump’s.

Sealing the deal on an aborted political career.

Hat tip: Bad Blue.

  • No Ted

    Hillary is not beating Trump. Don’t believe the Red China / Hong Kong RCP propaganda.

    TROUBLE IN PARADISE: Hillary’s Support Drops Below 50 Percent AMONG DEMOCRATS

  • Gary Nelson

    Can you say “BOUGHT” I have lost all respect I had for the man. Hope he has a nice trip to the dust bins of history.

  • William McDougald

    Dr. Carson has actual integrity Moonb, you have sunk pretty low now. Why don’t you take this down. I’d be ashamed of Romney endorsing my candidate, Cruz would have refused Carson’s endorsement. Would Ted tweet about getting the endorsment? He has experience in tweeting about Carson. You hurt Cruz and your credibility when you resort to this. You don’t have the integrity to remove it though. You remind people of the dirty trick when you print Dr.Carson’s name. Think about it. Go interview Carson yourself. Pathetic.

  • Bob

    Ok with me. I just don’t want to see Christy as VP.

  • ComradeJ

    Ok, well as Jim mentions that puts Sanders in limeline.

    Sanders demolishes Trump by 18 points

    As opposed to Hillary’s 13 point growing lead over Trump.

    Please take off the blinders before you cause a Communist election to POTUS.

  • ComradeJ

    This is out of Obama’s playbook.

    Anyway, there is

    18 U.S. Code § 599 – Promise of appointment by candidate

    Whoever, being a candidate, directly or indirectly promises or pledges
    the appointment, or the use of his influence or support for the appointment of any person to any public or private position or employment, for the purpose of procuring support in his candidacy shall be fined under this title or imprisoned not more than one year, or both;and if the violation was willful, shall be fined under this title or imprisoned not more than two years, or both.

  • GhostRider2001

    Dr. Carson, the “pathological liar”, appears to have Trump-style “integrity.” Sleepy-time Ben should have stayed on the sidelines until a nominee was selected as should Krispy Kreme.

    Didn’t Mitt only unendorse one candidate, but no formal endorsements, just campaign appearances with Rubio and Kasich?

  • ComradeJ

    Actually he reminds people that the “dirty trick” was Ted actually telling the truth and Trump lying.

    Quick close your eyes and ears….

    If you want to be president of United States, you don’t go home… that’s the bottom line…

  • MicahStone

    Carson, like Palin, CAN BE BOUGHT with just a promise !!!!

  • Eddie_Valiant

    He’ll be AG

  • Tadpole

    These figure will need to be revised once Rubio joins Carson on the sidelines:

  • ComradeJ

    Right, because having less support than Romney at this point and dividing the GOP field with his angry rhetoric will help Trump… oh ok…

    Before the “revision” though maybe you should note that you are putting up likely GOP voters vs the country.

  • Ed. G. Mann

    All the anti-Trump diatribe doesn’t have any valid points; it just contains pure invective. None of it actually has much in the way of humor either which is the essence of good political humor. go read some of the stuff written by Mark Twain, Groucho Marx or George Burns.

    I have yet to find here a well reasoned argument why Trump shouldn’t get the nomination. Calling out names, shrieking epithets and barking at the moon fails the test. Many of you appear to down right illiterate in your writings; you are educated are you not?

    Go ahead, start the invective and prove my point.

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