You know how you can tell when someone is planning to run for president for the Republican party? When they start claiming that they have a direct line to God, who tells them what to think and say. Ben Carson says God told him to advocate a flat tax at what was supposed to be an a-political prayer breakfast.
And although the plan is almost exclusively supported by conservatives, Carson told CBN’s Pat Robertson on Wednesday that “the Lord” told him to push for it at the non-partisan prayer breakfast.
“I realized that God probably had something special he wanted me to say,” Carson explained. “But I didn’t know what it was until the morning of the prayer breakfast.”
“After a while of wrestling with it, I just said, I’m leaving it alone, the Lord will tell me what to say,” he continued. “And that morning, it was so clear in my mind what I was supposed to say.”
Oh of course it was. You might want to bear in mind how the Republican candidates in the last election who claimed to talk to God — Santorum, Bachmann, Perry, Cain, even Gingrich — did. It wasn’t good.