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Ben Carson: Tea Party One Day, Establishment The Next




|| By FITSNEWS || Presidential hopeful Ben Carson kicked off his week addressing the 2015 S.C. Tea Party Coalition convention in Myrtle Beach, S.C. – a key early mile marker in the 2016 Republican presidential primary process.

In his speech to the overflow crowd of conservative activists, Carson discussed how tens of millions of voters stayed home on election day two years ago.  Not only that, he sympathized with the plight of disaffected voters who “don’t see one iota of difference between the Democrats and the Republicans.”

Five days later, however, the neurosurgeon-turned-politician was busy raising money for those “Republicans” – and bragging about the GOP’s, um, mandate for change.

“In the 2014 elections, the American people spoke up and spoke clearly,” Carson wrote in a fundraising email circulated by the “Republican” National Committee  “We chose Republicans to run our Congress, our states and our state houses.”

Really?  Okay …

This website was not especially impressed with what we saw of Carson …

“A pre-scandal Bill Cosby parroting political talking points instead of Cliff Huxstable lines,” our founding editor said of the so-called “conservative” candidate.

Now that we see him raising money for the GOP with lines like “this is our time … this is our moment,” well … we see our assessment was spot on.

If South Carolina “Republicans” prefer an establishment candidate in the mold of John McCain, Mitt Romney or Jeb Bush … one who talks a good game but can’t deliver the goods (or a victory for their long-suffering legions) … then by all means they should give Carson’s candidacy a look.  If, on the other hand, they wish to regain their lost relevance on the national stage via the nomination of a candidate who actually stands for something … they should look elsewhere.