I’m Ben Carson and I’m a candidate for president of the United States

TownHall.com 4 May 2015
On Monday at a campaign event in Detroit, Michigan, Dr. Ben Carson made the announcement his supporters have long been waiting for.

“I’m Ben Carson and I’m a candidate for president of the United States,” he declared to thunderous applause.

Speaking without notes, the former neurosurgeon brought up his moving personal story and the resilience and tenacity of his mother. Among other things, he extolled her work ethic, commitment to educating her children, and money management skills—values that even today continue to influence him.

“I’m fond of saying that if my mom were secretary of treasury, we wouldn’t be in a deficit situation,” he joked.

However, on a more serious note, Dr. Carson also sought to clear up all the misinformation about where he stands on the important issues of the day. For instance, he was particularly incensed that the media continues to perpetuate the falsehood that he wants to end all government welfare and safety net programs.
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