Who is the dentist who will be the next president of the United States?
By KEVIN BURROUGHER The Associated Press – LITTLE ROCK, Ark.
(AP) There’s a big difference between a presidential bid and a coronavirus scare.
The former is something that would never happen in modern times and the latter is something likely to happen sooner rather than later.
It’s not just the media that’s predicting that Dr. Ben Carson is the next commander-in-chief, either.
A Republican consultant who is helping fund his presidential campaign says he believes Carson will be nominated and then sworn in as the nation’s 45th president by the end of the year.
The consultant, who spoke on the condition of anonymity, told The Associated Statesman on Monday that Carson’s “career is basically over.”
The consultant said Carson’s name has already been floated for the Republican nomination and said the retired neurosurgeon has been courted by both political parties and has received more than $1 million in support.
The consultant said he believes he has a good shot of winning the nomination and has heard a lot of positive stories from donors who have backed Carson in recent months.
The campaign, however, has been largely silent about Carson’s future.
The Associated Press can confirm that Carson is not in consideration for the vice presidential slot.
The candidate’s campaign said in a statement that it has no plans to change the candidate’s name.
A spokesman for the Carson campaign said on Monday there was no change in the candidate and he is focused on running the campaign as best as possible.
The campaign has been spending money and advertising to win support from party leaders, including Gov.
Mike Beebe of Arkansas and former Sen. Tom Cotton of Arkansas, as well as national GOP leaders like former Gov.
Haley Barbour of South Carolina and Sen. Bob Corker of Tennessee.
“I have spent the last few weeks talking to the Republican National Committee about the direction of the campaign,” the campaign spokesman, Matt McGrath, said.
“I think Dr. Carson’s experience in politics and his knowledge of the issues will help us be more effective in our efforts to make the case for what we believe is a more conservative, pro-family, pro‑life platform.”
Carson’s father, Ben Carson, was a former U.S. surgeon general who served in President Ronald Reagan’s administration from 1981 to 1985.
Carson is also a pediatrician.
In his book “God, Guns, Grief and Hope,” Carson said the election will be decided on whether Americans elect “a president who believes in biblical morality and who knows what is best for the American people.”
Caldwell, the physician, has served in the medical field for 25 years and said he has the right mix of experience and knowledge to handle the responsibilities of a chief executive.
He served as the president of Johns Hopkins University for more than three decades and was president of Columbia University Medical Center in New York City.
Carson was in the top three among Republicans in the national polls after losing the GOP primary in November to former Florida Gov.
The billionaire businessman is expected to compete in the GOP presidential primary.
He has been endorsed by the National Rifle Association and has called himself a constitutional conservative.
In a series of social media posts last week, Carson said he is “ready to fight.”
In an interview with The Associated World News Service, he also said he does not want to be President Barack Obama’s chief executive because he believes the president is trying to usurp Congress.
“It’s time to move forward,” he said.
He also called Obama a “demented, arrogant, self-absorbed, arrogant narcissist” who has lost the trust of the American public.