Columnist Charles Krauthammer argued that GOP presidential candidate Dr. Ben Carson “is now hurt with the renewed interest after Paris, because he clearly doesn’t know anything about foreign policy” on Tuesday’s “Special Report” on the Fox News Channel.
Krauthammer said, “the two people to watch are Cruz and Rubio. Cruz has made his move. It’s obvious that much of that is a result of the fall of Carson. The rise of terrorism abroad has injured two candidates. Last year, it was Rand Paul, especially after the beheading of James Foley, which sort of completely revived the issue, and Paul was hurt because of his ideology on intervention, and how to deal with terrorism. Carson is now hurt with the renewed interest after Paris, because he clearly doesn’t know anything about foreign policy, which can be a liability, if you’re running for the presidency. So, as a result of that, he now, I think, is slipping badly. About half of his support went to Trump. Carson had been in the lead in Iowa. So, Trump, and I think a lot of it now is going to Cruz. He has the support among evangelicals, but he knows what’s going on in the world, and he can speak really well. So, I think he’s the one who’s the initial beneficiary of the Paris events, and the fall of Carson, and we’ll see how Rubio does.”
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