If Ben Carson is admired for anything (anything, that is, besides being a pediatric neurosurgeon), it is his gentle, soft-spoken manner. It is this quality, I believe, that makes him so likable as a person and is one of the factors that accounts for his recent rise in the polls.
In fact, if Carson were to release a campaign ad featuring music, I would expect it to be something subdued — perhaps Debussy. One thing I would not expect would be this:
Yes, you heard correctly. Carson has released a “rap” ad. The song is by rapper Aspiring Mogul and, in the view of Wayne Dupree, is specifically targeted at young black voters.
I don’t know, but from where I sit, Ben Carson is just not a “rap” sort of guy — unless one goes for the obvious connection: that he is black and most rappers are black.
If you can sit through the entire audio, you will find that it is interspersed with quotes from Carson’s stump speech. To wit:
America became a great nation early on not because it was flooded with politicians but because it was flooded with people who understood the value of personal responsibility, hard work, innovation and that’s what will get us on the right track now.
I’m very hopeful that I’m not the only one that’s willing to pick up the baton to freedom. Because freedom is not free and we must fight for it every day. Every one of us must fight for us because we are fighting for our children and the next generation.
For the good doctor’s sake, I hope this doesn’t backfire.