You know someone is running for the Republican nomination for president when they start talking about how they’re just a humble servant of God doing his bidding. Ben Carson’s recent interview with the 700 Club contains just such language, in case anyone doubted that he was going to run.
Today, Brody released another segment from his interview where the conservative activist was joined by his wife, Candy, to describe how God is calling him to make a presidential bid.
“We recognize that we are being instruments in the hand of God, he is the one who really orchestrates all of this,” Carson said.
Such a statement is intended to do a couple of things. First, it panders to the people who vote in the Republican primaries. Second, it wraps up his personal ambition to be president in the swaddling clothes of divine blessing. No evidence need be offered for the claim, of course, because both he and his followers are immune to such mundane requirements.