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The whole aim of practical politics is to keep the populace alarmed (and hence clamorous to be led to safety) by menacing it with an endless series of hobgoblins, all of them imaginary.

H.L. Mencken

Tuesday, September 8, 2015

More On Carson

I don't think my last post was all that clear, despite the fact I've been thinking about Carson for a week now.

Carson has captured the interest of the evangelical voters.  That was Huckabee's base and Santorum's, but Cruz had a shot at them, too.  They're moving to Carson.  And that could propel him to second place in Iowa or maybe even a win.  Carson currently polls poorly in New Hampshire, but he could vault ahead if he takes second in Iowa.  South Carolina has a fair number of evangelicals, and they could help him there, too.

That makes him pretty well positioned to be the Not-Trump.

It would behoove the Democrats to make sure he's seen as a spittle-flecked whackaloon rather than an esteemed neurosurgeon.  They need to "define him" by his nutso beliefs in Biblical creation and religious supremacy to the Constitution rather than let him define himself with his biography.

Rubio and Carson are the only too feasible nominees that can give Clinton a run for her money, I think.  Carson should be the main target, because Rubio has his own issues to deal with.

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