Neurosurgeon Benjamin Carson has suddenly appeared on Republicans' radar as a possible 2016 presidential contender. How did he rocket to political fame and is a doctor who looks to the Bible for tax policy considering a political career? (March 20, 2013)
One. Nation under -- Indivisible with liberty and justice. Ben Carson. And isn't exactly at the top of the list of conservative up in congress but the Baltimore neurosurgeon recently -- big names like Bobby Jindal and Sarah Palin the reasons he -- political conference. Conservatives ask themselves who should run for office and 26. Carson came in seventh place. This marks the 61 year old doctor's arrival on the national political stage summer seriously wondering if you may be setting his sights on a run for the White House 2016. If you just let's say you know magically put me. You know into the White House. He's already famous in his own field he has the pediatric neurosurgery department prestigious John Hopkins medical school in 1987 Carson made headlines by leading the world's first successful operation to separate twins who are conjoined at head. More recently he's become a national speaker for education reform he also sits on the boards of costs -- and -- Carson made waves the national prayer breakfast in February which was attended by President Obama. Some on the race that person's speech as a slight against Obama's policies. -- individual in the universe god. He's given us for us. It's called time. You make ten billion dollars you put in a billion you make ten dollars you put and one that doesn't hurt the guy who make ten billion dollars as much of that god made ten. Where does that say you know. The guy that kind of thinking that it -- 602 banks in the -- Person's speech went viral drawing 2.5 million users new to the wall street journal editorial page published a glowing review under this headline. And Carson for president for those who wonder why a doctor would be able to solve the country's problems. Carson has already answered. Five doctors are in the declaration in the doctors were involved in the frame of the constitution the bill of rights. A whole bunch of things it's only been in recent decades that we've extracted ourselves which I think is a big thing. We need doctors and we -- scientists engineers who need all those people involved in government. Carson has recently become something of a regular on FOX News Sunday morning shows now Carson is retiring from medicine this summer leaving room for a possible second career in politics. He says he's dedicated to reforming American education that he has not ruled out a run for the White House. For Reuters and Andy Sullivan.