Ben Carson is a famed neurosurgeon.
He gave up that profession and now he’s taking on another one: politician.
He’s going to learn that politicians have to be as careful with their words as surgeons have to be with their scalpels. You say the wrong thing, you’re potentially finished as a candidate.
Carson is running for the Republican presidential nomination. This morning he showed up on “Fox News Sunday” and got grilled by host Chris Wallace for some things he said about the Obama administration.
When a GOP candidate gets hammered by a Fox News host, well, the planet might be on the verge of spinning off its axis.
Wallace challenged Dr. Carson’s comparison of the Obama administration with the Nazi Third Reich.
Does he really mean that? Wallace asked.
Carson said during Adolf Hitler’s reign of terror, people didn’t challenge him. Wallace asserted immediately that people are challenging President Obama all the time.
How about ending any Hitler references? It is ridiculous and insulting in the extreme to equate modern political activity with anything that was done during the Third Reich’s dozen years of existence.
I happen to admire Dr. Carson’s work and the brilliance he exudes when talking about medical procedures and his hopes for cures to deadly brain diseases and disorders. That work is a long, long way from the political rough-and-tumble he’s entering.
Careless and overblown statements do have a way of lingering and biting the speaker of those words where he doesn’t want to be bitten.