Ben Carson is political malpractice

C'mon, evangelicals: Can't you see he's hurting your cause?

Ben Carson
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The movement from inspirational speaker to president of the United States is a difficult one. Ben Carson found this out the hard way when a higher level of scrutiny was applied to his biography last week. But there are plenty of reasons beyond the admissions office of West Point as to why Carson should never have even attempted it, and why evangelicals should cease to back him.

Squint hard enough, and you can almost see why Ben Carson has such a devoted following, especially among conservative evangelicals. Carson's accomplishments in neurosurgery are as impressive as Donald Trump's in real estate. His personality is unlike any other in politics, and almost the opposite of what you'd expect in a man seeking the most powerful political office on Earth. He speaks softly, has equipoise, and is often self-effacing.

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