The sly smirk as he delivers the last line is the best part.
Full disclosure, I know Dr. Carson personally. I can attest that he is a man of true character and integrity. What you see and hear when he speaks is the real Dr. Carson, not a slick package groomed by a political consultant. He is an honest to God down to Earth person who remembers where he came from and loves his country. I spoke to him quite a few times while he was debating whether or not to run. His answer was always that he was praying on it and listening to the people. He is becoming more informed and more articulate on some issues that he has never before been forced to devote a inordinate amount of intellectual effort on, but he is a solid conservative at his core, and a good, moral man in his soul. His faith isn’t circumspect, his beliefs are not newly discovered, and he doesn’t back away from his statements, especially when he speaks common sense and the media tries to pull a “gotcha”. Anyone who has studied pisslam at all KNOWS that it isn’t compatible with the Constitution.
“I have problems with somebody who embraced all the doctrines associated with Islam. If they are not willing to reject Sharia and all the portions of it that are talked about in the Quran — if they are not willing to reject that, and subject that to American values and the Constitution, then of course, I would,”
Jake Tapper -“You seem to be signaling out Muslims as individuals who automatically, as a knee-jerk, would put their religion ahead of the country. I think that offended a lot of people, including a lot of patriotic Muslims. You’re an African-American. You know what it’s like for people to make false assumptions about you, and you seem to be doing the same thing with Muslims. … You’re assuming that Muslim Americans put their religion ahead of the country.”
“I’m assuming that if you accept all the tenets of Islam that you would have a very difficult time abiding under the Constitution of the United States.” BOOM.
And his wife is quite a baker too. 🙂