Ben Carson, like virtually every other potential Republican presidential candidate, has disingenuously said that he’ll only run if he feels God calling him to do so. And he told CNN that he’s feeling God fingering him and urging him to run.
David Brody: “How is that conversation going with God about this potential presidential run? Has He grabbed you by the collar yet? I read an article about that.”
Ben Carson: “I feel fingers. But it’s mostly me. I have to be sure and it’s part of my personality that says always look before you leap but don’t leap before you have to.”
David Brody: “I do cover the Presidential campaign trail. May I potentially see you there soon?”
Ben Carson: “I think there is a good chance you might.”
Additionally, he and his wife Candy are dedicated followers of Jesus. They don’t hide their faith. They can’t. It’s at the core of who they are as people. Evangelical Christians will be attracted to how he doesn’t shy away from proclaiming Jesus as Lord.
Yeah, because if there’s one thing the Republican party has a huge shortage of, it’s candidates willing to talk about Jesus. But Carson might want to be careful here. In 2012, several candidates also claim to have been fingered by God, including Herman Cain, Rick Santorum, Rick Perry and Michele Bachmann. It didn’t work out too well for any of them. If I were him, I’d be telling God that no means no.