There may not even be a 2016 president election, according to one man who is a likely contender.
“I hope that that is not going to be the case. But certainly there is the potential,” said Dr. Ben Carson, who was director of pediatric neurosurgery at Johns Hopkins Hospital and became famous for his groundbreaking work in separating conjoined twins. He is now firmly established as a superstar among conservatives across America.
He was responding to a question from Fox News interviewer Chris Wallace, who quoted Carson’s own statement that “there might not actually be elections in 2016…”
“Do you really believe that?” Wallace asked.
It is possible, said Carson, “because you have to recognize we have a rapidly increasing national debt, a very unstable financial foundation, and you have all of these things gong on, like the ISIS crisis, that could very rapidly change things that are going on in our nation unless we deal with these things in a comprehensive way and a logical way.”
He said, “There’s no telling what could happen in just a couple of years, and particularly where we’re in a situation that we have a Senate and a Senate leader who has over 300 bills sitting on his desk. He will not bring them to the floor for a vote.”
He described that as thwarting the will of the people and instead of having government conform to the people, having the people conform to the “will of the government.”
As for his own candidacy, he said he’d rather be enjoying a retirement with ease. But he said. “We’re sometimes called to do things we don’t want to do because we have to do them. … If we all run for the hills … then we get what we deserve.”