Thursday, February 11, 2016

Ben Carson on South Carolina, Super Tuesday, and fighting onward

Source: Bianna Golodryga

February 11, 2016

By Alex Bregman

On Thursday, Feb. 11, Dr. Ben Carson talks with Yahoo News and Finance Anchor Bianna Golodryga about the road ahead for his embattled presidential campaign. Carson is campaigning steadily in South Carolina ahead of that state's primary on Feb. 20 despite capturing only 2 percent of his party's vote in the New Hampshire primary on Tuesday.

On what has hurt his campaign in the early voting states, Carson said, "The emphasis on terrorism took a significant toll because a lot of people bought into the narrative that a nice person can't be tough on terrorists, which is of course not true." He continued, "We've also had to fight the attacks on character. People said all of the things I've written about in my life are not true and, of course, as each one was proven to be true, they never come back to say, ‘Oh, we were wrong about that.'"

On radio personality Rush Limbaugh comparing Sen. Ted Cruz to former President Ronald Reagan, Carson said, "I think everybody is entitled to their opinions, and I don't get into the whole slime pit and start criticizing my opponents who are Republicans."

Carson would not specifically say who he thinks is behind rumors about his campaign and record, he told Golodryga: "I would imagine that it could be anybody, and I don't spend a lot of time concentrating on who is behind it because I don't go after them and do a similar thing."

On his plan going forward in South Carolina and beyond, Carson said, "Everybody wants to always call the game after the second or third inning. I say let the game play out. Things happen during campaigns, historically, so why call it after the third inning? If we're going to do that, we should just end it right now."

If Carson has a poor showing in South Carolina, he said, "I will always continue to assess the situation, but right now my goal is to present the alternative.”

On the Washington Post report that his campaign has spent more than $2,300 per vote that he's received so far, he said, "I think those numbers are way off kilter. Not even close." Looking ahead to Saturday's GOP debate, Carson said, "I may have to insinuate myself more. I did a couple of times last Saturday, otherwise I wouldn’t have had an opportunity to talk about Libya or any of the important things."

Finally, on why Donald Trump continues to resonate with voters, Carson told Golodryga, "What is happening in America that attracts people to that … I think a lot of it has to do with the anxiety that Americans have — that we are losing our grip, that we're no longer exceptional, that we lead from behind, that other people take advantage of us, that we make horrible deals. Because people are so concerned about those things, they are willing to accept whatever you throw in front of them as long as you say you're going to deal with their anxieties."


  1. Who cares? Carson is out anyway. His opinions are inconsequential.

    1. His opinions may be inconsequential his analysis is deadly accurate,

    2. Not really, he's not saying anything of substance. Analysis shallow at best.

    3. David,

      Read this carefully between the lines. This has gone completely under the radar - intentionally - by the western media. Russia just gave the US an ultimatum and Kissinger was there representing the underground government (shadow government). We need to get Webb and Carson in and then move with Russia.

      Let the dogs bark the caravan rolls on.

      Japan's Abe is headed to Moscow this year. Japan will no longer be used as a satrap of the Anglo-Americans. This is history in the making I believe.

      Americans - what's left anyway - need to Talley ho with Russia.

      Russia's Had Enough: No More 'Business as Usual' With US

  2. Funny thing is Bernie as left as he is , the only one going after wall st what he says is true they were bailed out time for them to pay back . be aware the word is the Saudis are intending to dump 8 trillion in USA bonds , you know what that means .

  3. He is just not strong enough to be a leader .

  4. That may be true David but what does he stand for exactly ?? Thats the problem he has no strong message , he is too afraid to speak out about anything let alone stand up to anyone . That is not leader material . The way to win a fixed race is make sure the opposition is weak . Much as i dont like Sanders at least he is right on the money about the money . If you can print it for banksters print it for evryone and lets party . It is impossible to pay off 19 trillion and USA is now like Hitler on steroids much like the sneaky UK who runs everying from behind the scenes along with that bulshit Pope . Green fraud religion , virgins mother ..gawd .. Time for reality i think .

  5. Republican presidential candidate Dr. Ben Carson assured Israel in a video message that if he won the presidential race in the US next year, Israel would have a strong friend in the White House. , so much for old Benny boy . Israel owns them all and the news plus banksters and that is the problem for the world .

    1. Amen...Benny Boy needs to go back to brain surgeries BUTT, do not leave the tools inside the heads and sew shut...oops..He turns my stomach..he is a push over 4 the zionists..Another BOY..Yes Sir Mr goldstein, Yes Sir Mister Silverberg..his Israel tripp was pathetic..

  6. Seems like a good guy as opposed to most of the others, BUT he wants mandatory vaccines from what I have heard him say. We don't need a deeper medical tyranny than what we already have...this is a very scary proposition. Other than that, I agree with the poster above...he really isn't saying much to indicate his plans are different than those of the status quo.

    Also, there are some serious claims here about Trump, but no proof of anything that I could see.
    Would like to hear more details if there is any real evidence of these claims. The bought and paid for media seem to be afraid of Trump, they slam him night and this just an act? Perhaps he has rubbed shoulders with the devil and has changed his mind after learning how sick these folks really are? Perhaps he is uncontrollable and can't be bought? That would still be better than most of the others. We know exactly what most of the others would do.

  7. He knows as they all do the west is running the ISIL scam so is Israel . They sure havent attacked ISRAEL . armed with USA weapons trucks , they didnt buy them at the corner desert store and as for Tor missiles they dont give them to friends but they sure have plenty of them . AN X USA army General is on video training them . But no one will speak up no one will tell truth and as for the falsse flags i mean even a donkey can see how fake they are . That just about sums up the so called runners .

  8. These jets have been crashing for a long time , very convenient indeed . On February 5, 1966, at Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania's gothic Heinz Chapel on the campus of the University of Pittsburgh, Simões-Ferreira married future Senator Henry John Heinz III, an heir to the H. J. Heinz Company. In 1971, she became a naturalized citizen. The couple had three sons:

    Henry John Heinz IV (born November 4, 1966)
    André Thierstein Heinz (born December 12, 1969)
    Christopher Drake Heinz (born March 20, 1973)

    Teresa Heinz Kerry and Secretary Kerry enjoy time with her grandson

    In 1990, she met Senator Kerry at an Earth Day rally. This was the only reported time they met before Senator Heinz died in a plane crash on April 4, 1991. In 1992, they met again, at the Earth Summit in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. She was a member of a State Department delegation appointed by then-President George H. W. Bush. Their courtship began in 1993, and they were married May 26, 1995, on Nantucket, Massachusetts. Choosing to remain registered as a Republican until John Kerry's presidential bid in 2004, she kept her name Teresa Heinz. In May 2004, she said:

    "My legal name is still Teresa Heinz. Teresa Heinz Kerry is my name... for politics. Just so people don't ask me questions about so and so is so and so's wife or this and that. Teresa Heinz is what I've been all my growing-up life, adult life, more than any other name. And it's the name of my boys, you know ?... So, that's my legal name and that's my office name, my Pittsburgh name."[8]Maria Teresa Thierstein Simões-Ferreira was born in Mozambique, at the time a colony of the Portuguese Empire,[2] to Portuguese parents, tropical-disease specialist Dr. José Simões-Ferreira, Jr. (1910–1989),[3] and Irene Thierstein (1912–1997). Irene, a Portuguese and British[4] national in Lourenço Marques, [5] was the daughter of Alberto Thierstein,[6] a British national from Valletta, Malta (at the time a British-ruled territory), and Maria Burló,[7] born in Alexandria, Egypt, who both migrated to Portuguese East Africa.Environmental programs and advocacy

    Heinz has contributed to the environmental movement through many programs and outreach efforts. In 1990, she co-founded the Alliance to End Childhood Lead Poisoning (later known as the Alliance for Healthy Homes, it has since merged with the National Center for Healthy Housing), through the first environmental grant of the Vira I. Heinz Endowment.[10] In 1992, she was a Delegate to the Earth Summit, representing Non-Governmental Organizations.[11][12]

    In 1993, with Kerry and environmentalist academic Dr. Anthony Cortese, she co-founded Second Nature, which brings "Education for Sustainability" to college campuses.[13] In 1993, she founded the Heinz Awards, including a category for Outstanding Contributions to the Environment.[14] In 1995, with a $20 million grant, the Heinz Endowments provided initial funding for The Heinz Center,[10] "a nonprofit institution dedicated to improving the scientific and economic foundation for environmental policy through multisectoral collaboration among industry, government, academia, and environmental organizations."[15]

    Since 1996, Heinz has hosted an annual "Women's Health and the Environment" conference series.[16] She founded Teresa Heinz Scholars for Environmental Research, which annually awards eight $10,000 awards for doctoral dissertation support and eight $5,000 awards for Masters' thesis support for research having "public policy relevance that increases society's understanding of environmental concerns and proposed solutions."[17] Heinz is a board member of the Environmental Defense Fund. She is said to have been encouraged to run for her first husband's vacant Senate seat after his death. Heinz declined and refused to endorse Republican Congressman's Rick Santorum's 1994 bid for the seat. She publicly denounced him as the "antithesis" of her late husband,


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