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Carson to Kudlow: Not Interested in Run for Office (Right Now)


Last night on The Kudlow Report I asked Dr. Ben Carson if a run for office is in the cards with his retirement only a few months away. Is he the conservative who can save the GOP? Might he try for Carl Levin’s open Senate seat in Michigan? Here’s what he had to say:

People keep trying to put me into politics, and I really don’t want to do it. I don’t think I really fit the mold. I don’t believe in political correctness. And I certainly don’t believe in getting into bed with special-interest groups. I just don’t think I would fit.

While that sounds like a resounding “no” to a political career, he did leave the door open a little bit as the interview progressed.

And how about television? Here the doctor was more optimistic:

I enjoy television, because I think it is a way to be able to reach the largest number of individuals. And I think we’re in a situation in our country right now where we need . . . reasoned voices to help educate people.

We also discussed jobs, Obamacare, education, affirmative action, taxes, and more. Watch the full interview here:


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