It’s been hard to sit back and watch the first bi-racial president systematically dismantle our constitution over the last seven years. It’s only natural for a black conservative like myself to want to see the first black Republican president reverse the course. This is why it pains me to say what I’m about to say: it’s time for Dr. Carson to get out of the race if we stand any chance of nominating a constitutionalist to stop the Democrat’s reign in November.
Dr. Ben Carson is a successful, honorable, intelligent and godly man. Having said all of that, he will not be president! As much as I would’ve loved to see him ease the burdens imposed on Americans by President Obama, such as Obamacare, he won’t get that chance for the reasons I outline below.
Dr. Carson’s campaign infrastructure is in shambles! His spending (aka burn rate) is astronomical, and his staff appears to be resigning or abandoning him like he’s contracted the Zika virus. He’s made too many amateurish mistakes. Including, beginning a two-week book tour as his campaign was surging in the fall, scolding his staff in public, showing an inability to adapt to the debate format, and lastly, condemning Ted Cruz’s campaign for the Iowa debacle, when frankly, it was his campaign that made the crucial error of tweeting out plans that he was leaving Iowa to return to his home in Florida, then attending the prayer breakfast in D.C. later that week. Does that sound like a candidate taking the New Hampshire primary seriously?
Whether you agree or disagree with the aggressive actions taken by the Cruz campaign by retweeting the CNN report, Cruz’s campaign did us all a huge (say it like Trump) favor. Hillary or Bernie could only dream of inheriting such a dysfunctional campaign to battle for the general election in November.
If Dr. Carson was so “disappointed” that Ted Cruz exploited the disorganization in his campaign, how much more will the Democrats expose him were he to become the GOP nominee? His political rise and fall is no one’s fault but his own. It had nothing to do with “dirty tricks,” but rather sheer incompetence on behalf of his own campaign. It’s time for Dr. Carson to put his country first, get out of the race, and endorse the only other viable GOP candidate that shares his constitutional values.
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Carl Jackson is a radio talk show host in Florida. Learn more at http://www.carljacksonshow.com.