Ben Carson, who finished a strong second in the presidential straw poll at the Values Voters Summit, went on Fox News and reiterated his belief that the 2016 election could be canceled because of “anarchy” brought on by a parade of horribles he thinks is happening.
WALLACE: You said recently that there might not even be elections in 2016 because of widespread anarchy. Do you really believe that?
CARSON: I hope that that’s not going to be the case. But certainly there’s the potential because you have to recognize that we have a rapidly increasing national debt, a very unstable financial foundation, and you have all these things going on like the ISIS crisis that could very rapidly change things that are going on in our nation. And unless we begin to deal with these things in a comprehensive way and in a logical way there is no telling what could happen in just a couple of years.
I get so tired of this ridiculous fear-mongering. We have never had a canceled election in this country, not even during the Civil War or two world wars. It was an idiotic claim when some liberals made it about George W. Bush in 2008 and it’s still idiotic. This is all just hyperbolic rhetoric to make people afraid that Obama is going to impose martial law. Pure demagoguery.