What’s Happening in BEN CARSON’S Camp?
by Sonja Harris on February 7, 2016 at 9:01 AM
Only Ben Carson knows the truth about his earth-shaking controversy. It seems that Ben Carson first blamed CNN for his 4th place standing in the Iowa Caucuses on February 1. On February 3, 2016 at 11:07am an email was sent out to Republicans on his behalf demanding accountability. He was NOT blaming Ted Cruz, he was blaming CNN, and in fact, he signed the letter as you can see below.
Carson has made it clear that his wife, Candy, spoke at two Iowa caucuses where lies about him dropping out were being told by a Cruz Captain. This happened on February 1 after 7:00pm.
We should all be a little curious as to who leaked the information to CNN, as only a staff member would know of Carson’s travel schedule. It’s also apparent from the email below that Carson didn’t get the reaction he was looking for from CNN, a spike in news coverage. It is sad that a highly respected neurosurgeon like Carson would stoop so low as to try and manipulate what happened.
Cruz personally acknowledged to Carson that the campaign had made a mistake by sending out an email echoing CNN’s report in the emotion and excitement of the evening. It’s time Republicans move on and focus on the real issues at hand and not the petty accusations that seem to fog the minds of so many that actually want a pound of flesh from Cruz. Cruz is having to battle his opponents, the GOP, the media and continues to be the courageous ethical man that he is.
I have taken out the name of the recipient and the request for money in the email letter below for obvious reasons.
From: Ben Carson [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org]
Sent: Wednesday, February 3, 2016 11:07 AM
To: Subject: We must demand accountability
Politics is a nasty business. It's why so many Americans, including me, have been disillusioned. Personal ambition and conflict are often valued more than honesty, substance and solutions.
I'm running for President because it's time for accountability and integrity, and the only way we can make a difference is for all of us as citizens to take a stand.
That includes holding the media to account when it spreads false or misleading information -- which is what CNN did at the start of the Iowa Caucuses on Monday night. They led people to believe I was leaving the race.
It was yet another example of creating rather than reporting the news, and it's wrong.
The media and the political class want to make you and I play by their rules. We can't let it happen. There's such a thing as right and wrong and we must keep pushing forward.
Iowa has spoken. New Hampshire, South Carolina and Nevada are next. In fact, New Hampshire will vote in just 6 days. We've got a job to do and we will not be silenced.
Thank you, I truly appreciate it.