Dr. Ben Carson isn't into this for political reasons, in case you had any misconceptions as to why this man is running for the highest political office in the land. He's doing it to fix the system, and it is only going to take Dr. Ben one term to do what everyone else has failed to accomplish.
He believes the problem is very simplistic. The size of government, much like the length of pages in War and Peace, the U.S. Tax Code or Health Care Reform is automatically a negative. Why speak in specific terms when people prefer the generalities of a comic strip, right? Bigger is not better, unless you're talking about the size of your gun, member, army or SUV...okay, never mind. I guess most of the time, bigger is better here in America.
Even Dr. Ben acknowledges the complexities of neurosurgery, but that has nothing to do with politics, in his opinion. You would think he could make the association that a government that represents over 300,000,000 people cannot be whittled down to a skeleton crew, but that's precisely what he thinks. More specificity and more levels of government can only be a detriment, in the mind of Dr. Carson. His reasoning? He's a small government guy, because that's what he's been brought up to believe, not because it has been proven true.
CBS' Face The Nation's John Dickerson asks Dr. Carson who will Republican voters ultimately select: the person with the most personality and/or charisma, or the person with the best solutions for the country?
DICKERSON: You said recently you might be a one-term president. What did you mean by that?
CARSON: I meant that I'm not in this for political reasons. I'm in this to fix the system.
The American people deserve better. And I would do the things that are necessary. We have 4.1 million federal employees. That's way too many. We have 645 federal agencies and subagencies. Way too many. We're spending money that we don't have. We're destroying the quality of life for the next generation.↓ Story continues below ↓
We cannot do that. And we don't even say anything about it. It's craziness.
DICKERSON: Final question here. When the primaries are over, when you look back at this year and how next year will go, when the primaries are over, do you think the Republicans will have picked somebody who is the most popular or will have picked the person with the best solutions for the country?
CARSON: Well, I actually think that, when it comes down to actually making a choice, that people are going to be level-headed. They're going to carefully consider their options. And I do believe they're going to make the right choice.
I am hoping and praying that that is exactly what will happen, that we will not be attracted to the shiny object in the room, but we will look at what is going to actually solve our problems, because they are substantial.
CARSON: Our country is on the precipice. It's about to go over the edge.
I remember being on a precipice once before, and the GOP bus driver-in-question took us off that cliff. Does Carson forget about fellow GOP-teammate, Ted Cruz, who purposefully cost the taxpayers $24 billion, just because he too believed that government is too big? I wonder if this is the type of fine governance that has helped him form his great ideas for our future?
It wouldn't surprise me if he went on another GOP-Sunday Morning TV Show and predicted the weather tomorrow as mostly unicorns with a strong possibility of pot o' golds. Surely it's no one's job to tell him otherwise, so, why not?