I think I understand Ben Carson frustration to a degree. He was surging, raising money, media darling for a few weeks and every time his name was called he made the most of it.
With that said, I think he’s going down the wrong road with this “black conservative” tactic. The media did not dig up these stories on Carson. Carson put those stories in his book…and repeated them over and over at every campaign stop.
Now he wants those stories to go away.
As first reported by BuzzFeed News, Carson spoke out about this very intense subject
“It’s very simple, because I’m a black conservative, and in America you’re not supposed to be black and be a conservative,” Carson said on 93KHJ radio this week.
“So you know, it’s open-range firing on you, nothing is beyond the pale in that situation,” he added.
“There is only one group of people liberals hate worse than conservatives, and that’s conservatives who happen to be black,” he said.
In a story done by CNN, Carson said these things were not getting under his skin:
“It’s not particularly getting under my skin, obviously it’s helping me,” said Carson, who on Saturday thanked a “biased media” for helping him fundraise $3.5 million last week. “But I simply cannot sit still and watch unfairness. I am always going to call that out when I see it.”
…but it seems like it has. Stay on message and give the American voter reason(s) to like you and support you. You don’t want people to get frustrated with you and turn their backs.
Do you agree with my assessment? Leave a comment below and let me know what you think.