I’ve given up on trying to figure out the deal with Ben Carson. I’ve gone from having a great deal of respect for his message of morality and self-sufficiency to considering him to be just another Trump-esque con-man.
Only a month ago, Ben Carson mended fences with the man who had pooh-poohed his life story and equated him with a pedophile enough to endorse him for president.
Today, we find out that he is harboring #NeverTrump fantasies.
“It was pragmatism, recognizing that John Kasich cannot win without a brokered convention — which would guarantee a Democrat win — and recognizing that Ted Cruz can bring conservatives but will have a very difficult time bringing moderates and Democrats,” Carson said on Kelley and Kafer. “I think that will be pretty much a guaranteed loss also. So in terms of who can potentially win, I think that would be Donald Trump. When I look at the consequences of not winning, it’s too horrible to even think about.”
Later, Carson told host Krista Kafer, who said she will not support Trump if he’s the nominee, that he would share her view if the stakes of the election for future generations weren’t so high.
“For me, it’s about the children and the grandchildren,” said Carson. “If it was just me, I would be completely where Krista is. I would say, ‘hey, I got this,I can deal with it,’ but for them, I can’t.”
…Krista Kafer, who said she’d never vote for Trump, whom she described as a “liar,” a “fraud” and a “bad man.”
This is merely buyer’s remorse, or, in Carson’s case, bought remorse. Trump has purchased Carson just as he has Chris Christie and some other people. Carson is now seeing what kind of a guy actually owns his soul and he’s not happy. So he’s rationalizing. At one time I agreed with the proposition that Trump would beat Hillary. That was before the insane attacks we’ve seen Trump unleash on Heidi Cruz and the way he lies as easily as he breathes. The delegate fight has shown that Trump is a slow-moving, one dimensional thinker and his chief subordinates are largely thugs and half-wits. Or in the case of Roger Stone, both.
He’s trying to justify the unjustifiable. I share his belief that Hillary is much more dangerous than Trump but there is no way possible that I will ever publicly support him. Carson’s endorsement is not the same as voting his conscience. His endorsement allows Trump to use Ben Carson’s good name, or at least the tattered shreds of what was once a good name, to further his election. That is wrong and unconscionable.