Sunday, November 8, 2015

Ben Carson's much-heralded past becomes murky


Ben Carson's story has been told many times

Raised by a single mother in poverty, he grew up with a mean temper that was quelled by Bible study. He later joined the junior ROTC where he became a regional leader, but opted to go to Yale University over West Point. He then went on to become a doctor and then an accomplished neurosurgeon with a focus on pediatrics

Carson's remarkable life has been relayed in a memoir he wrote that later became a TV movie where he was played by Cuba Gooding Jr. Combined with his conservative-leaning views, Carson's story helped turn him into a Republican icon who burst into wide prominence after a 2013 speech that sharply criticized President Barack Obama went viral Read more...

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