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Dr. Carson: ‘People Keep Trying to Put Me into Politics, and I Really Don’t Want to Do It’


With his retirement as a neurosurgeon just 100 days away, Dr. Ben Carson talked about his future plans on CNBC’s The Kudlow Report last night, and said he probably isn’t interested in a political career. “People keep trying to put me into politics, and I really don’t want to do it,” he said. “I don’t believe in political correctness, and I certainly don’t believe in getting into bed with special-interest groups,” he explained, saying “I just don’t think I would fit.”

Some, including Avik Roy of NRO, have suggested Carson should run for retiring Michigan senator Carl Levin’s seat in 2014, Carson’s home state, but he said he wasn’t planning on it. Carson said his schedule is full with speaking engagements and work on his scholarship fund and other philanthropic efforts, but he did say he would like to do more work in television.