Carson Says Voters Back Him Because He’s Not a Politician

“My finger is not up in the air all the time trying to figure out what people want to hear,” GOP presidential candidate Ben Carson says on Bloomberg Television’s “With All Due Respect.”

  • NOTE: In focus groups conducted by Bloomberg’s Mark Halperin and John Heilemann in Iowa and N.H., participants described Carson as “deep,” “thoughtful,” “intelligent,” “measured,” “true to himself,” “someone you can trust” and calm’’
  • Says if he could add 2 amendments to Constitution, they would be term limits for members of Congress and federal judges
  • Carson says uncertainty in House GOP leadership race “not a crisis at all”
    • Calls Rep. Kevin McCarthy’s decision to not run for speaker, “unselfish,” and a “very positive thing”

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