Ben Carson (R) announced earlier this week that he was switching his political party affiliation from Democrat to Republican (not that he has sounded like a Democrat ever since landing in the public eye on FoxNews). Today he became the first Republican to declare his intentions to run for the GOP nomination for President in 2016. Carson is a lightweight candidate and likely won’t last once the Iowa caucus results come in. Still for now, he will get a ton of press until the next person throws his or her hat in the ring.
More from ABC News:
Carson, a famous pediatric neurosurgeon and conservative political star, will air a nearly 40 minute-long ad introducing himself to the American people this weekend, an aide to Carson confirms to ABC News.
The documentary titled “A Breath of Fresh Air: A New Prescription for America” will air in 22 states and Washington, DC. The paid video will detail some of his biography and family life, including his rise from being born to a single mother with a poor childhood in Detroit to director of pediatric neurosurgery at Johns Hopkins for almost 40 years, known for his work separating conjoined twins, to potential 2016 presidential candidate.