|Who and What is Ben Carson?|
Well, for starters he's one of the republican offerings for consideration for President of these United States.
He was the Director of Pediatric Neurosurgery at Johns Hopkins Hospital in Maryland from 1984 until his retirement in 2013. He also graduated from Yale, getting his MD at the University of Michigan.
He's also written a book (1990) that he hopes will sell well along the campaign trail. The autobiography is titled "Gifted Hands: The Ben Carson Story".
There is some very impressive stuff in his resume. It all starts, of course, with his origin; a kid growing up on the mean streets of Detroit, a City with no shortage of history and troubles. All this conjures up quite an impressive image; tough black kid growing up on the mean streets of Detroit, having to learn to 'take care of himself' through violence until one day he almost killed another, attempting to stab the person. He lunged so hard, he said, that the blade broke on the belt buckle. Thank God for the belt buckle, huh? It was that moment that allegedly turned him around spiritually and drove him to all the accomplishments he's had.
There is a bit of a rub though. It's always something, huh? Well, reporters have been and continue to dig deeper into the good doctor's past - both the past he offers and what really happened. Here are a few links that provide contradictory facts to the good doctor's comments:
Not to fret. We're sure this is all just a misunderstanding created by an over zealous mainstream media that is so liberal they'll say and do anything to besmirch a conservative.
Reporters are on scene asking questions as I write this. I'm sure we'll get to the bottom of all this bologna, and soon.