Republican presidential candidate Dr. Ben Carson bows his head in prayer before speaking at a town hall meeting, Friday, Oct. 2, 2015, in Ankeny, Iowa. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)

Ben Carson Is Operating On A Corpse

What kind of surgeon would, upon having a patient die on the operating table, insist on continuing the operation?

Apparently, Dr. Ben Carson is better at surgery than he is at politics. But he doesn’t know when to quit and sign the death certificate. Call the code, doctor. The patient is gone. Call in the relatives and get the funeral home to pick up the body. The corpse is getting cold and rigor mortis is setting in. The body on your operating table is an ex-patient, just like you are an ex-candidate.

In the good doctor’s own words:

I trust that the American people will soon wake-up and realize that leadership is not about how one speaks, but rather the life one leads.

My candidacy is about restoring the principles of self-government by running as a true citizen-statesman who is accountable to all and beholden to none.

A ballot cast for me is a vote for uniquely qualified and principled leadership; an innovative problem solver with sound judgment and solid plans for solving the myriad problems faced by American families and society; and a role model for future generations for whom the American dream needs to be restored.

No, Dr. Carson, a ballot cast for you is wasted on a dead campaign, with zero chance of changing anything in American politics. Just like you wasted a 902-word essay on Fox News (excerpted above) to try to justify people giving money to a corpse of a campaign, nobody should waste their vote on you at this point.

Word is that Carson won’t even be at Thursday’s debate. Everybody realizes that it’s just a waste of time.

Dr. Carson, I enjoyed having you on the campaign trail. Your politeness, overall decency, and stand against Washington political elites stood in contrast to the crass, venal, and establishment back-stabbing we typically see. But you couldn’t make it work–accept that the patient is dead on the table.

Admit it’s over. Bury this body and go home.

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Steve Berman

The old Steve cared about money, prestige, and power. Then Christ found me. All at once things changed. But the Holy Spirit produces this kind of fruit in our lives: love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control. There is no law against these things!

I spent 30 years in business. Now I write and edit. But mostly I love. I have a wife and 2 kids and a dog and we live in a little house in central Georgia.

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