Peter Brimelow writes: The curse of campaign consultants has long been one of our interests at VDARE.com. So, for that matter, has the peculiar cultural and political allure of the “Numinous Negro”, to use my old National Review colleague Rick Brookhiser ’s term, which would now probably get him Derbyshired . Dr. Ben Carson (who to his credit has been excellent on Muslims) exemplifies both. We are pleased to cross-post here a powerful exposé from American Renaissance of the role donation-focused consultants are playing in Carson’s campaign. My guess: a similar gang of grabbers are behind Carly Fiorina, and are no doubt equally surprised by her relative success.
Alas, this may not be Ben Carson’s only problem if the National Enquirer is here again breaking news the Main Stream Media flinches from: Bungling surgeon Ben Carson left sponge in patient’s brain! By Sharon Churcher, October 7, 2015.
The rise of Donald Trump
has upset most everyone who does not support him. From the smear piece in the New Yorker
, to the hostile commentary from Conservatism Inc.
, to the condescending remarks of libertarians
, those not for Mr. Trump are very much against him. After a bit of scrambling, the chattering cuckservatives
of the 24-hour commentary cycle seem to have settled on a strategy to dismantle him: promote Dr. Ben Carson as the “legitimate outsider”
of 2016 and pray that the average-Joe Republicans now fueling Mr. Trump’s rise
will jump ship.
at VDARE has a full treatment of the phenomenon.
He notes the incredible, seemingly out-of-thin-air surge from late August of “conservative” pundits telling us what an amazing candidate and person Dr. Carson is. FOX-regular Charles Krauthammer
seems to have gotten the ball rolling in August by declaring
Dr. Carson to be the “anti-Trump” and also a “wonderful guy that is hard not to actually like.” Rich Lowry
laid it on none too subtly with “Ben Carson, the Superior Outsider.”
A few days later, neoconservative Bill Kristol claimed
that the GOP was wrapping up its “summer fling” with Mr. Trump and would soon engage in a “fall romance” with Dr. Carson. Michelle Malkin
wrote a surreal piece
entirely about what a lovely person Dr. Carson’s wife, Candy, seems to be.
“Washington Watcher” is entirely correct in his analysis of this trend, and he also points out Dr. Carson’s far-from-conservative opinions–especially on immigration
–but there is more to the story. What is only whispered within the Beltway is that the Carson candidacy is not so much a serious effort to make him president as a fundraising
scheme–and a very effective one. A polished team is making millions flogging a hopeless black candidate to guilt-ridden Republicans who are wasting every dollar they contribute. It’s a tactic they have perfected with several black long shots.
Draft Ben Carson
Dr. Carson became a household name in February 2013 after he criticized Obamacare of at the National Prayer Breakfast. Just six months later, John Philip Sousa IV (great-grandson of the famous one) founded the National Draft Ben Carson for President Campaign Committee (NDBCPCC). Dr. Carson was still far from declaring his candidacy, and the purpose of the PAC was to demonstrate the fundraising capacity a run for president could have. Also, if he did declare, there would be infrastructure and funds lying in wait.
By law, PACs and candidates are not allowed to communicate. Politicos find ways around this, but there is only speculation as to how involved Dr. Carson was with the decision to start the PAC, or how involved he was with its tactics.
When Mr. Sousa was interviewed
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