Politics Carson is crumbling, Trump is surging in latest polls

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    CNN poll just out today:

    Iowa (CNN/ORC): Trump 25, Carson 23, Rubio 13, Cruz 11



    Iowa (PPP (D)): Trump 22, Carson 21, Cruz 14, Rubio 10


    National (FOX News): Trump 26, Carson 23, Cruz 11, Rubio 11


    National (Quinnipiac): Trump 24, Carson 23, Rubio 14, Cruz 13



    Florida (Bay News 9/News 13): Trump 37, Carson 17, Cruz 10



    Looks like Carson stalled out at the last debate. Despite Fox's best efforts to portray Carson as the victim of the media, I can't see how recent news stories about pyramids and stabbings that might not even be true are good news for him.

    Meanwhile, it looks like Trump has surged to retake his spot in 1st place in every poll, while Cruz and Rubio have also seen a bounce from the last debate.

     
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    Carson surgery did my brain! He left a skull in my sponge!
     
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    what is that, some kind of tomb for farmers?
     
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    Ben Carson’s self-described violent childhood called into question; classmates don’t remember stories of candidate stabbing, beating friends
    BY Meg Wagner
    NEW YORK DAILY NEWS
    Friday, November 6, 2015, 7:52 AM
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    Republican Presidential candidate Ben Carson claimed in his 1996 book that he had a violent childhood full of moments of ‘pathological anger.’
    Ben Carson claims he was a troubled child and violent teenager who once tried to hit his mother with a hammer and attempted to stab a close friend to death — but no one can vouch for his dangerous reputation.

    The 2016 GOP candidate boasted about his transformation from rage-filled boy to refined, renowned neurosurgeon in his 1996 autobiography, “Gifted Hands: The Ben Carson Story. Nearly 20 years later, the stories from his childhood are under the microscope and his former classmates don’t remember Carson as a rough kid.

    “I don't know nothing about that,” Gerald Ware, Carson’s classmate at Detroit’s Southwestern High School, told CNN. “It would have been all over the whole school.”

    CNN spoke with nine people Carson grew up with. Not one remembered the Republican’s self-proclaimed violent outbursts.

    Carson maintained that the autobiography is all factual in a tense Friday interview with CNN, in which he blamed the media for “distracting” the American people from important issues."

    “This is a bunch of lies,” he said of the investigation into his past. “It’s attempting to say that I’m lying about my history. I think it’s pathetic.

    In the 19-year-old book, Carson claimed he once tried to strike his mother with a hammer as they argued over clothing. His brother Curtis stepped in and disarmed the boy before he could physically harm their mother.

    Carson claimed he physically attacked at least two of his school friends. In the seventh grade he hit a boy named Jerry with a lock after he teased Carson for saying something “stupid” in English class.

    "I swung at him, lock in hand. The blow slammed into his forehead, and he groaned, staggering backward, blood seeping from a three-inch gash,” Carson wrote.

    Two years later, in the ninth grade, he tried to stab a friend who he identified in the book only as "Bob." The blade stuck Bob’s belt buckle, breaking the blade and leaving the teen unharmed.

    “I was trying to kill somebody,” Carson wrote of the knife attack, calling it a moment of “pathological anger.”

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    Carson's classmates have described him as a quiet, shy student, not an angry young man.
    The teenage Carson ran to the bathroom after the failed stabbing and prayed. Since then, he has never had a problem with his temper, he claimed in the book.

    Carson’s classmates remembered him as introverted and studious — someone who was more likely to be found in the library than in the middle of a schoolyard fight.

    “He was a quiet, shy kid, not too outgoing,” said his junior high and high school classmate Jerry Dixon. “Bennie stayed home a lot or went to the library to work.”

    Dixon said he is not the Jerry the doctor-turned-politician beat with a lock — and said he had never even heard of such an incident.

    Carson refused to reveal the names of his victims in the Friday interview, saying to name them would be “victimizing.”

    He admitted that he changed the names in his autobiography, but maintained both “Bob” and “Jerry” are real people who will only be identified if they chose to come forward on their own.

    “Tell me what makes you think you’re going to find those specific people?” Carson asked the CNN achor. “What is your methodology? Because I don’t understand it.”

    Carson's campaign adviser Armstrong Williams also refused to identify the candidate’s alleged victims or provide any kind of documentation showing disciplinary actions for his claimed school fights.

    “Why would anyone cooperate with your obvious witch hunt?” Armstrong Williams wrote to CNN in an email last week, the day before Halloween. “No comment and moving on...... Happy Halloween!!!!!”
     
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    This guy is so weird.

    This might be the first time in history that a guy is defending himself from assertions that he really did not hit his mother with a hammer and attempt murder on someone else
     
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    You're on here day and night. Don't you have a job?
     
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    He's Trump's chief of staff....didn't you get the memo?
     
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    can't you use the internet in between fluffing sessions at your job? :scratch:
     
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    I must have missed that one.
     
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    I think people sorta embellishing their childhood stories is common
    but it's always odd when someone puts it out there very publicly--as if there's no chance this will backfire






















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    You're like the Wack Packers collecting SSI and talking about Trump on the net all day.
     
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    ...fucking hilarious. 5 days of media focus on carson and hes already melting. next!
     
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    Yeah, I collect lots of SSI :facepalm:

    Sorry that I went to school and don't have to clean portajohns at a construction site all day. If i were you, I'd be mad at my life, too.
     
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