Retired pediatric neurosurgeon Dr. Benjamin Carson revealed for the first time Tuesday that he’s actually beginning to think about a 2016 presidential run.
Carson appeared on Fox News Channel’s “America’s Newsroom” to discuss the latest blow that the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals dealt to the Affordable Care Act when co-anchor Bill Hemmer switched gears.
Hemmer noted that Carson won the presidential straw poll at the three-day Western Conservative Summit held in Denver and asked, “Is this something you’d make a move on?”
“I certainly didn’t give it much thought early on. I can’t simply ignore it,” he said. “So I am starting to think about it. But it certainly wasn’t on my bucket list when I retired.”
Watch the exchange.
Carson has written six bestselling books and was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 2008 by then-President George W. Bush. His notoriety turned sharply upwards with a speech he delivered at the National Prayer Breakfast in 2013, in which he knocked down each and every one of President Obama’s sacred cows — from political correctness to Obamacare — with the president seated 10 feet away.