2016 GOP Ticket... Dr. Rand Paul & Dr. Ben Carson?Submitted by Velveeta Underground on Tue, 04/22/2014 - 19:48
Politico: Two doctors on one ticket? Opinions?
Who Is Dr. Ben Carson?
By James Hamblin | April 21, 2014 | Politico
When he retired last year after three decades of neurosurgery at Johns Hopkins, Ben Carson bought an organ. Carson has the money to buy a nice one. As he acknowledged in an address at last month’s Conservative Political Action Conference, he is comfortably in the 1 percent.
Carson, 62, references his financial security regularly. The effect is, in part, to deflect suspicion that he’s trying to cash in as a television commentator (he’s now a Fox News contributor) or as an author (he’s got a new book out next month, One Nation: What We Can All Do To Save America’s Future). Carson has already achieved the highest level of status in medical practice, profited on the boards of Fortune 500 companies and, perhaps most impressively, had a made-for-TV movie about his life in which he was portrayed by Cuba Gooding, Jr. The other half of why Carson talks of his own success and status: He wants you to know that you, and any American, can achieve the same.
But Carson’s organ is languishing. “I think the Good Lord had a different plan,” he said when we met recently.