Least Shocking Line of the Day

“[H]is campaign has been marked by signs of dysfunction and amateurism.” (From WaPo piece on Ben Carson’s campaign woes).


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  1. OzarkHillbilly says:

    Ben? Stick to neurosurgery. Jus’ sayin’

  2. M. Bouffant says:

    The problem is he’s retired from neurosurgery. I’m starting to think the whole campaign was just his wife trying to get him out of the house before he drove her crazy.

  3. gVOR08 says:

    Ben Carson’s campaign is going really well.

    Mr. Carson’s total reported income, along with his wife, Candy, was from $8.9 million to $27 million in the 16 months preceding his announcement, according to the disclosure.

    He does have some overhead maintaining the pretense of a campaign, but you have to accept it as a cost of doing business.

    Carson occasionally drops by his Alexandria campaign headquarters, but his main interaction with staffers is just once a week, at 10 a.m. on Sundays, when he participates in a conference call to go over his schedule for the coming week.

    Carson is very successfully executing a tried and true Republican campaign strategy, he’s fleecing the rubes for every nickle he can get.

  4. Deserttrek says:

    @gVOR08: and you show the typical lib strategy of bigotry and anger .. time for fresh air and mental help