Ben Carson: Remove Political Labels, Force Voters to Do Homework

Monday, 10 Mar 2014 05:37 PM

By Greg Richter

Share:
  Comment  |
   Contact Us  |
  Print  
|  A   A  
  Copy Shortlink
Fresh off a third-place showing in the presidential straw poll at last weekend's CPAC convention, Dr. Ben Carson says he'd like to see all political labels removed.

"So you didn't know if the person was a Democrat or a Republican, and you had to actually know who they were and what they did," he said Monday on Fox News Channel's "Your World with Neil Cavuto."

He believes his idea would stop polarization and force people to find actual solutions, but he  optimistic of its implementation.

Cavuto noted that those who ranked at the bottom of CPAC's straw poll were those more willing to moderate and reach across the political aisle.

Carson said he's fine with reaching across the aisle, but before doing so, "You have to have a spine. You have to know what you stand for."

The political divide can be overcome, he said.

"We're not stupid people," he told Cavuto, but the public has allowed itself to be manipulated by those who want to stoke fires of division for their own political gain.

"That's why you see the war on women, the war on age, income wars, race wars," he said.

And Carson said he won't get into the mudslinging he sees from other politicians, including the two who finished ahead of him in CPAC's straw poll, Sens. Rand Paul and Ted Cruz. The two disagree on foreign policy over the Ukraine crisis.

"Both Rand Paul and Ted Cruz are courageous people. They don't have their finger up in the air looking to see which way the wind is blowing," Carson said.

Related Stories:

© 2014 Newsmax. All rights reserved.

Share:
  Comment  |
   Contact Us  |
  Print  
  Copy Shortlink
Around the Web
Join the Newsmax Community
Please review Community Guidelines before posting a comment.
>> Register to share your comments with the community.
>> Login if you are already a member.
blog comments powered by Disqus
 
Email:
Country
Zip Code:
Privacy: We never share your email.
 
Hot Topics
Follow Newsmax
Like us
on Facebook
Follow us
on Twitter
Add us
on Google Plus
Around the Web
Top Stories
You May Also Like

Paul Ryan on Presidency: If Romney Runs in 2016, I Won't

Tuesday, 30 Sep 2014 20:52 PM

Rep. Paul Ryan says he won't join the 2016 presidential race if Mitt Romney decides to run. The Wisconsin Republican rev . . .

Kassebaum Baker: Voters Have Lost Confidence in Sen. Pat Roberts

Tuesday, 30 Sep 2014 19:50 PM

Former veteran Kansas Republican Sen. Nancy Kassebaum Baker refused to film a campaign television ad for GOP incumbent S . . .

Mike Pence to Visit NH as Presidential Speculation Swirls

Tuesday, 30 Sep 2014 19:35 PM

Indiana Gov. Mike Pence will visit New Hampshire next month ahead of a potential run for president in 2016. . . .

Most Commented

Newsmax, Moneynews, and Independent. American. are registered trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc. Newsmax TV, NewsmaxWorld, NewsmaxHealth, are trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc.

 
NEWSMAX.COM
America's News Page
©  Newsmax Media, Inc.
All Rights Reserved