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Dr. Ben Carson Re-Affirms Position on Running for President--Door is Still Open

Dr. Carson is waiting for a groundswell of support for his incipient candidacy.

I would certainly have to give it consideration.

    WASHINGTON, DC, January 09, 2014 /24-7PressRelease/ -- In an interview today with Newsmax reporter, Bill Hoffmann, Dr. Ben Carson re-affirmed his position on running for President. This is what he said...

"If the circumstances presented themselves in such a way that there were a lot of people clamoring for me to do that and there was no other candidate that was really receiving a lot of traction, I would certainly have to give it consideration."

This response to Mr. Hoffman's question as to whether he would consider running for President of the United States was virtually identical to what he said to a similar question posed nearly ten months prior by New York Times reporter, Trip Gabriel, on March 20, 2013.

Carson said... "Certainly if a year and a half went by and there was no one on the scene and people are still clamoring, I would have to take that into consideration. I would never turn my back on my fellow citizens."

Shortly after that, Dr. Carson responded to the same question asked by FOX News' Greta Van Susteren, saying of the National Draft Ben Carson for President Committee that he won't "interfere one way or another" with the petition to draft him, and "I believe God will make it clear to me if that's something I'm supposed to do."

Like virtually every eventual candidate for President before him, Dr. Carson is waiting for a groundswell of support for his incipient candidacy. His hero of the American Revolution, Dr. Benjamin Rush said of running for office...

"He must love private life, but he must decline no station [office] ...when called to it by the suffrages [votes] of his fellow citizens.

Clearly, Dr. Carson is following the advice of Dr. Benjamin Rush. He does not see public office as something to be grasped, but rather a high duty to which he must be called by his fellow citizens.

John Philip Sousa IV, Chairman of the National Draft Ben Carson for President Committee said, "With this re-affirmation by Dr. Carson that he will run only if the American people are clamoring for him to do so, I am determined to re-double our efforts to draft this humble, dedicated American as the Republican nominee for President in 2016."

The great-grandson of the famous march king, John Philip Sousa, IV, author and financial investment professional, and Vernon Robinson, a former City Council member of Winston-Salem, North Carolina, graduate of the Air Force Academy, and the son of a Tuskegee Airman, created the National Draft Ben Carson for President Committee in August of this year to draft Dr. Benjamin Carson to run for the republican nomination for President in 2016.

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