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Carson Questions Ambition, Cruz-Kasich Alliance

 

By    |   Tuesday, 26 Apr 2016 03:46 PM

Ben Carson, who is endorsing Donald Trump for the GOP presidential nomination, said Tuesday that he would not consider someone who is "very ambitious" to be presidential material, and he thinks the alliance between Ted Cruz and John Kasich will "backfire big time."

The retired neurosurgeon, the male guest on Fox News' "Outnumbered" program, drew laughs from the all-female panel when he made that observation while discussing the deal made between Cruz and Kasich for three upcoming primaries, and said he would not comment on what they would or would not do, based on their characters.

"I won't talk about what they would do or not because that is judging them but the fact of the matter is people who are very ambitious and who will do whatever it takes in order to achieve their goal are people that probably should not be president," Kasich told the show's hosts.

Carson, though, said the deal showcases the "collusion" going on and it is "frustrating to people."

"The real issue is the people," said Carson. "That is what has been forgotten in this election, the reason it is an unusual year is people have risen up saying we don't want all this stuff, this intricate back room stuff. I think it will backfire big time."

Voters want "straightforward things to happen" and their voices to be heard, he said.

But he agrees that everyone blames politics for such actions, and there is a difference between what Cruz and Kasich did and the deals Trump does as a businessman.

"This is a place that was founded on principles that are different than anybody else," said Carson. "This is a country where our founding document says that our rights come from our creator also known as God. We have values and principles that guide the way we do things. It is not business as usual."

There had been some reports that Carson was somewhat cautious with his support of Trump, but he said that's because as a doctor, he's pragmatic.

"I grew up in a world of science where we do things based on evidence and facts and when you look at the pathway other people have it only works through a brokered convention," said Carson.

"What will happen if you have a brokered convention? Tremendous strife and discord, no possibility of bringing people back together and what John Kasich and Ted Cruz have to recognize is maybe they think it is nice to be president, but put that aside and think about the party and think about what you are potentially doing, it far supersedes any personal ambition."

Carson also discussed Hillary Clinton's promise to have a cabinet that is 50 percent women, saying that she "does pander" to certain interests, but pointing out that he had many women around him who were instrumental to his success, but not merely because they were women.

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Ben Carson, who is endorsing Donald Trump for the GOP presidential nomination, said Tuesday that he would not consider someone who is "very ambitious" to be presidential material, and he thinks the alliance between Ted Cruz and John Kasich will "backfire big time."
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