Dr. Ben Carson made quite a splash with his remarks at the National Prayer Breakfast — even recently eliciting a “Ben Carson for President” editorial from the Wall Street Journal. On Sunday, Carson paid a visit to This Week to react to the paper’s statement as well as the “overwhelming” response he’s received.
“Before I gave that talk, I prayed and asked God to give me wisdom — what to say, what would resonate what would be important,” Carson said, asked about the response to his remarks. Adding that he didn’t feel it was “particularly political,” he went on to note that he’s “diagnosed” issues that resonate with many people. Hence the overwhelming response.
Zoning in on the actual discourse, Carson cited a need to “tone down” the rhetoric and be able to have a reasonable discussion. “I have never heard somebody talking about a flat tax at a prayer breakfast,” fill-in host Jonathan Karl remarked. It comes from the concept of tithing, Carson replied