The conservative blog PREZ16 has a primer about Dr. Benjamin Carson, who is currently bubbling up in all the conservative blogs. Carson is a conservative pediatric neurosurgeon at Johns Hopkins who is against political correctness, for the flat tax, and who gave a conservative speech at a prayer breakfast right in front of President Obama. Here's video of the speech:
When a person is born, give him a birth certificate, an electronic medical record, and a health savings account to which money can be contributed—pretax—from the time you're born 'til the time you die. If you die, you can pass it on to your family members, and there's nobody talking about death panels.
Carson sounds like he'd fit right in with the 2012 crop of Republican presidential candidates—Herman Cain's 9-9-9 flat tax plan mixed with Michele Bachmann's social views and Newt Gingrich's Big, Untested Ideas. And unlike Marco Rubio and Jeb Bush and all the others, he's completely outside the political system, which makes him a seriously appealing candidate to Republican voters. This is a name you'll be hearing a lot in the next few years.