Behind the Scenes With Ben Carson Before His Campaign Announcement

The newly minted Republican presidential candidate doesn't sweat rehearsals or prepared speeches–and that's a strength and a weakness.

Carson Announces Bid, Says He’s ‘Not a Politician’

DETROIT—“This is the most important part of the show!” the stage manager declared Sunday night, after the third failed attempt to nail the closing number during rehearsals. After a pause, he realized his mistake. “Oh well, besides Dr. Carson's remarks, of course.”

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