Via Ben Carson’s Facebook page:
Our country is at a crossroads and in the midst of a moral crisis. We must be careful not to continue our current path, which is littered with uncertainty at best and ruination at worst. We can make changes to our system and that change starts now with, “We the People.”
We can have disagreements, but it is critical that we not allow those disagreements to divide us as a party or as a country.
It is with that in mind that I endorse Donald Trump for President. I have known Donald for many years. He is a successful businessman who has built a recognizable global brand that no one can question. His experience as a businessman is exactly what we need to move our economic engine in the right direction and empower those who have been left out of the American dream for far too long.
With our support, I am sure that we can help restore America’s values and faith.
I know there will be some who want to underscore our differences and others will wish to return to statements he has made about me in the past, but that is politics. As a man of faith, all is forgiven and we have moved beyond the past, as the future is now.
Join me in supporting and rallying around the only candidate the GOP has that can defeat Hillary Clinton in 2016 and return America to that shining city on a hill.
Ben Carson endorsing Donald Trump is like that moment in Star Wars when Jar Jar Binks nominates Senator Palpatine.
— Larry Madill (@larrymadill) March 11, 2016
You can see the video below.
Ben Carson: "I think there are two Donald Trumps" https://t.co/m3gEN4C0S7
— ABC News Politics (@ABCPolitics) March 11, 2016
And I don’t even know what to make of this:
“First of all, I’ve come to know Donald Trump over the last few years. He’s actually a very intelligent man who cares deeply about America,” Carson said. “There are two different Donald Trumps. There’s the one you see on the stage and there’s the one who’s very cerebral, sits there and considers things very carefully. You can have a very good conversation with him, and that’s the Donald Trump that you’re going to see more and more of right now.”
Trump later conceded that Carson had a point. “Perhaps there are two Donald Trumps” the real estate mogul said.
I think that Ben Carson started this campaign as a genuinely good man out to spread a message of empowerment and self-reliance. During the course of the campaign he’s become deeply corrupted by the process. He turned his campaign into a machine for milking people who believed in him in a style reminiscent of Jim and Tammy Faye Bakker. As the polls turned against him he became petulant and childish, the perigee coming when he accused Ted Cruz of “dirty tricks” when his campaign repeated a CNN story that Carson, himself, set into motion.
This is a sad end for Carson’s political career. What he doesn’t realize is that this stunt will haunt him in the future. I hope the literal/figurative thirty pieces of silver he received for this betrayal of everything he has stood for is worth it.