(The Ben Carson saga continues to grow day by day like the Fibonacci sequence so I'm just going to keep this post simple.)
As much as the Ben Carson campaign tries to rehabilitate Ben Carson's phony West Point claims, what they can't do is erase interviews captured on video. Here's what Ben Carson told Charlie Rose on Oct., 9th 2015:
Carson: ...it worked, I did it. I was offered a full scholarship to West Point, got to meet General Westmoreland, go to congressional medal of honor dinners, but decided really my pathway would be medicine.
We won't haggle over the fact that West Point doesn't offer scholarships because his words are good as gold. Nobody cares if he says he never applied to the military school since he never bothered to make that distinction when he was trying to prop up his life story.
And no matter how the Conservative media tries to salvage Ben Carson's lying words, only his most ardent supports will stick by him when the primaries get tighter. And that's not counting the new allegations that he ever met Gen. Westmoreland either:
In Carson’s 1990 best-selling autobiography, “Gifted Hands: The Ben Carson Story,” the neurosurgeon tells of being offered a scholarship to West Point as a high school senior sometime after having dinner with the U.S. Army’s chief of staff, Gen. William Westmoreland, on Memorial Day 1969.
But Westmoreland’s personal schedule shows the general was not in Detroit on Memorial Day or during the days preceding and following the holiday. His schedule says he was in and around Washington, D.C., that weekend, according to Army archives The Detroit News reviewed Friday.
The WSJ is also questioning his biography: Ben Carson’s Past Faces Deeper Questions That's not a good sign, Ben.
Here's a memo to David French, who wrote: Sorry, Media, You Won’t Destroy Ben Carson at the NRO.
It's Carson's own words that are dooming him and nobody else. Every presidential candidate gets vetted just as Carson is now. Some hold up under scrutiny and some fall apart.