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Ben Carson: I’m Running as Republican, You Have To Run as Something


Monday in an interview with CBS Baltimore (WJZ), retired Johns Hopkins neurosurgeon Dr. Ben Carson said it was his years in medicine that changed him from a “rabid, left-wing Democrat,” to a conservative.

Carson explained, “I was seeing all these people coming into the clinic and they were all people who were on government assistance and they were perfectly able-bodied people.”

Carson said, “I was a rabid, left-wing Democrat. I’m running as a Republican because you have to run as something.”

Dr. Carson, who has said several times he will make a formal announcement in May as to whether he is running for the Republican nomination for president, said voters should, “Listen to my solutions. Then they should listen to the solutions of everybody else and then they should select the one that makes sense to them.”

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