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Caricature by DonkeyHotey flic.kr/p/Ct4G4K

It has been a long time since I've seen a man so intent on torching his own credibility and destroying his own ability to work for causes he believes in as Ben Carson:

Our nation is best served when the people have free choice. If a reporter wants to change a person’s vote, they should give him or her a compelling reason, not take away their options.

It is a fundamentally undemocratic response to insinuate that people should be stripped of their choice “for the good of the party.” That’s why I’ve vowed to continue our campaign as long as we have revenue and support, until the people have decided.

It’s not vanity that drew me into this race. Like so many people across the country, my interest in this election comes from a deep concern over the future of our country.

Actually, it was vanity that drew Carson into the race (not that that makes him unusual), vanity and the desire to sell a bunch of books. And the fact that he's staying in "as long as we have revenue" is pretty damning. In fact, he's making the case that Leon made last week, that his campaign is little more than a scam.