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The Brody File: House Call With Dr. Ben Carson - Dec. 18, 2014

This week’s Brody File show spends the entire half-hour giving you a closer look at Dr. Ben Carson. We travel down to his home in West Palm Beach, Florida where we talk to him about his political future, his faith and public policy issues. ... Read Transcript


David: THIS WEEK ON

"THE BRODY FILE," A SPECIAL

EDITION OF THE SHOW.

WE'RE MAKING A HOUSE-CALL TO

DR. BEN CARSON DOWN IN WEST

PALM BEACH, FLORIDA.

HE WANTS AMERICANS TO WISE

UP AND CHANGE THE DIRECTION

OF OUR NATION.

PEOPLE NEED TO RECOGNIZE

THAT THEY DO HAVE POWER,

THAT THEY DO HAVE TO

EXERCISE IT.

IT IS OUR GOD-GIVEN RIGHT TO

EXERCISE OUR RIGHTS.

David: AND WILL HE BE

THE WAY?

A PRESIDENTIAL RUN INTO THE

AIR AS GOD SEEMS READY TO

GRAB HIM BY THE COLLAR.

HAS HE GRABBEDED BY THE

COLLAR YET?

I READ AN ARTICLE ABOUT

THAT.

I FEEL FINGERS.

David: PLUS, WE'RE

TALKING ABOUT PUBLIC POLICY

AND HIS DEEP FAITH.

WHERE IS YOUR LIFE TODAY

WITHOUT GOD?

IT WOULD BE A VERY SAD

LIFE, THAT'S FOR SURE.

David: AND HIS WIFE,

CANDY, IS HERE, AND SHE GETS

READY FOR THE PRESIDENTIAL

PLUNGE.

WHATEVER WAY GOD CALLS

US, THAT'S THE WAY WE'RE

GOING TO GO, EVEN THOUGH IT

MAY NOT BE OUR FIRST

CHOICE.

YOU GO THE WAY HE LEADS.

HE IS IN CHARGE AND KNOWS

WHAT IS BEST.

David: GET READY,

EVERYONE.

TIME TO MEET BEN CARSON AND

HIS WIFE UP CLOSE AND

PERSONAL ON "THE BRODY

FILE," ON THE AIR AND ACROSS

AMERICA.

LET'S GO!

*

[LAUGHTER]

David: AND WELCOME,

EVERYBODY, TO THIS VERY

SPECIAL EDITION OF THE DROD

DROD.

"THE BRODY FILE."

A CLOSER LOOK THIS WEEK AT

BEN CARSON.

HE HAS A REMARKABLE STORY,

AND HE ADMITS IT IS ALL

ORCHESTRATED BY GOD.

AND YES, IT COULD ALL VERY

WELL CULMINATE IN A RUN FOR

TH

E PRESIDENCY.

OUR BRODY FILE CREW

TRAVELLED DOWN TO HIS HOME

IN WEST PALM BEACH,

FLORIDA.

WE GOT A BETTER GLIMPSE AT

WHAT MAKES HIM TICK.

FIRST OFF, THE BACK STORY ON

HOW HE GOT TO THIS POINT.

DR. BEN CARSON IS KNOWN AS A

STRAIGHT SHOOTER, WHETHER IT

IS POOL OR TALKING

POLITICS.

OBAMACARE IS REALLY, I

THINK, THE WORST THING THAT

HAS HAPPENED IN THIS NATION

SINCE SLAVERY.

David: HIS NO NONSENSE

APPROACH CAPTIVATES

CONSERVATIVE AUDIENCES.

AND NOW THE DRAFT BEN CARSON

FOR PRESIDENT MOVEMENT HAS

POSITIONED HIM ON THE TOP OF

POLLS.

IT LOOKS LIKE HE MIGHT BE

READY TO MOVE FROM MEDICINE

TO POLITICS, BUT FIRST HE

SAYS GOD WOULD HAVE TO GRAB

HIM BY THE COLLAR.

HOW IS THAT CONVERSATION

GOING WITH GOD, ABOUT THIS

POTENTIAL PRESIDENTIAL RUN?

HAS HE GRABBED YOU BY THE

COLLAR YET?

I FEEL FINGERS.

David: A PRESIDENTIAL

RUN WOULD ONLY ADD TO HIS

ACHIEVEMENTS.

MY LIVE IS TRULY

AMAZING.

David: HIS

WELL-DOCUMENTED JOURNEY IS

TOLD IN THE BOOK AND MOVIE

"GIFTED HANDS."

IT BEGINS IN DETROIT, WHERE

HE WAS RAISED BY A SINGLE

MOM, AND POOR GRADES

FOLLOWED, ALONG WITH A

VIOLENT TEMPER THAT LED HIM

TO A STABBING INCIDENT WITH

A FRIEND.

ON THAT DAY, THE KNIFE

MIRACULOUSLY HIT THE BOY'S

BELT BUCKLE, GIVING YOUNG

BEN CARSON ANOTHER CHANCE TO

TURN HIS LIFE AROUND, AND HE

TOOK IT.

ALONE IN HIS HOUSE, HE

PICKED UP A BIBLE, GAVE HIS

LIFE TO JESUS, AND ASKED THE

LORD TO TAKE AWAY HIS

VIOLENT TEMPER.

I NEVER HAD ANOTHER ANGER

PROBLEM SINCE THAT DAY.

SOME PEOPLE SAID YOU LEARNED

HOW TO COVER IT UP.

BUT WHEN THE LORD FIXES A

PROBLEM, HE FIXES IT.

HE DOESN'T DO A PAINT JOB.

David: AND IF THE

DOCTOR BECOMES A

PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE, HE

SAYS HIS COOL DEMEANOR IST?

GOING TO HELP HIM.

I'M NOT GOING TO TAKE THE

BAIT.

David: THIS COULD BE

THE ESSENCE OF A CAR ON FOR

PRESIDENT CAMPAIGN, A CALM

DOCTOR DISPENSING IDEAS AND

LEADING A CONVERSATION ON

PRESSING ISSUES, SEEKING

RECONCILIATION.

AMERICANS HAVE TO

RECOGNIZE THAT WE, THE

AMERICAN PEOPLE, ARE NOT

EACH OTHER'S ENEMIES.

THE ENEMY ARE THOSE PEOPLE

WHO TRY TO DIVIDE EVERYBODY

UP.

David: FOR EXAMPLE,

THOSE CALLING PRO-LIFERS

ANTI-WOMEN OR PRO-MARRIAGE

PEOPLE, ANTI-GAYS.

THE RULE SAYS NEVER HAVE

A CONVERSATION WITH YOUR

ENEMIES BECAUSE THAT

HUMANIZES THEM, AND YOUR JOB

IS TO DEMONIZE THEM.

David: CANDY CARSON,

HIS WIFE OF NEARLY 40 YEARS,

KNOWS HER HUSBAND WILL BE

DEMONIZED BY THE CRITICS IF

HE RUNS.

OUR COUNTRY IS GOING IN A

DIFFERENT DIRECTION THAN

WHAT I FOUNDING FATHERS

WANTED.

David: THE CARSONS

PLAN TO LEAN ON THEIR

CHRISTIAN FAITH TO GET THEM

THROUGH.

IN THE BIBLE, IT SAYS THE

LORD DOESN'T GIVE YOU MORE

THAN YOU CAN HANDLE.

AND A LOT OF TIMES YOU FEEL

LIKE, ARE YOU SURE?

ARE YOU REALLY SURE?

YOU KNOW?

BUT HE DOES GIVE YOU WHAT

YOU NEED.

WE RECOGNIZE THAT, YOU

KNOW, WE ARE BEING

INSTRUMENTS IN THE HAND OF

GOD.

HE IS THE ONE WHO REALLY

ORCHESTRATES ALL OF THIS.

David: RIGHT NOW

CARSON IS PUTTING TOGETHER

HIS PLATFORM.

HE WANTS A FAIRER AND

FLATTER TAX STRUCTURE, LOWER

CORPORATE TAXES, AND HEALTH

SAVINGS ACCOUNTS FOR ALL.

BUT HIS NUMBER ONE ISSUE:

THE OUT OF CONTROL DEBT.

UNLESS WE GET A GRIP ON

THAT, WHY WOULDN'T WE SUFFER

THE SAME FATES AS OTHER

PINNACLE NATIONS WHO HAVE

ALLOWED DEBT TO ENCUMBER

THEIR PROGRESS.

David: AND CARSON WILL

NOT LET POLITICAL

CORRECTNESS GET IN HIS WAY.

HE PLANS TO SPEAK HIS MIND

ON ISSUES, LIKE THE ROOTS OF

THIS COUNTRY.

WE ARE, IN FACT, A

JUDEO-CHRISTIAN NATION.

I THINK IT IS A HUGE PART OF

OUR STRENGTH.

David: OR COMPARING

OUR GOVERNMENT TO NAZI,

GERMANY.

I KNOW YOU'RE NOT

SUPPOSED TO SAY NAZI,

GERMANY, BUT I DON'T CARE

ABOUT POLITICAL

CORRECTNESS.

OUR PRESIDENT IS VERY MUCH

LIKE PUTIN.

OH, WELL, GEEZ, THERE IS NO

RESISTANCE HERE, SO I'LL

JUST KEEP GOING.

THE RESISTANCE NEEDS TO BE

THERE.

David: WHAT WOULD YOU

WANT TO TELL HIM?

I WOULD WANT TO TELL HIM,

SIR, I UNDERSTAND YOU HAVE

VERY DETAILED IDEAS OF WHAT

YOU THINK AMERICA IS, BUT

YOU WORK FOR THE PEOPLE;

THEY DON'T WORK FOR YOU.

David: CONSTITUTIONAL

AUTHORITY, HE HAS

OVERSTEPPED THAT, YOU

BELIEVE, IN MANY INSTANCES?

WITHOUT QUESTION.

AND HOPEFULLY THE

LEGISLATIVE AND CONGRESS

WILL UNDERSTAND WHAT THEY

NEED TO DO.

David: WHAT DO THEY

NEED TO DO?

THEY NEED TO HAVE A

SPINE.

THEY NEED TO STAND UP.

BECAUSE ONCE YOU ALLOW

SOMEONE TO TAKE LIBERTIES

WITH THE SYSTEM, THEY'RE NOT

GOING TO STOP.

David: CARSON SAYS IT

IS UP TO THE PEOPLE TO

CHANGE AMERICA'S DIRECTION.

PEOPLE NEED TO RECOGNIZE

THEY DO HAVE POWER, BUT THEY

DO HAVE TO EXERCISE IT.

IT IS OUR GOD-GIVEN DUTY TO

EXERCISE THAT POWER.

David: AND HE IS

PRAYING FOR GOD TO SHOW HIS

POWER IN A MIGHTY WAY.

DO YOU THINK THIS COUNTRY

NEEDS A SPIRITUAL

AWAKENING?

WE MOST DEFINITELY NEED A

SPIRITUAL AWAKENING.

LOOK AT THE DIRECTION WE'RE

GOING IN?

ABSOLUTE ABSURDITY.

AND THE GOOD DOCTOR SEEMS

READY TO TACKLE THAT

ABSURDITY.

AND LET THE RECORD REFLECT I

ALMOST BEAT BEN CARSON IN

POOL.

BUT HE IS GOOD.

AS A MATTER OF FACT, HE

TROTTED OUT THAT GLOVE.

WHEN I SAW THE GLOVE, I

SAID, FORGET IT, I'M DONE.

AND DR. CARSON IS ALSO A

GREAT MAN OF FAITH.

HE IS A SEVENTH DA SEVENTH

DAY ADVENTIST, AND WHEN YOU

GET HIM GOING ABOUT GOD,

WELL, THE AUTHENTICITY

FLOWS.

HE BELIEVES THAT BEING A

WORLD FAMOUS PHYSICIAN WAS

GOD'S PLAN AND IT PAVED THE

WAY FOR WHERE HE IS TODAY.

HAVE A LOOK.

IF YOU TAKE GOD OUT OF

YOUR LIFE, WHEN YOU GO BACK

TO WHEN YOU RECITED PROVERBS

IN THAT ROOM, WHERE IS YOUR

LIFE TODAY WITHOUT GOD?

IT WOULD BE A VERY SAD

LIFE, THAT'S FOR SURE.

I WOULD BE ASKING MYSELF,

WHAT IS THE POINT OF LIFE IF

THERE WAS NO GOD THERE.

AND IT WOULD BE A VERY

UNCERTAIN LIFE BECAUSE I

WOULDN'T FEEL THE CONFIDENCE

THAT I FEEL.

YOU KNOW, HE HAS INTERVENED

SO OFTEN IN MY LIFE, AND HE

PROTECTS YOU.

AND HE GUIDES YOU.

AND I WOULD PROBABLY NOT BE

ANYWHERE AS BOLD AS I AM IF

I DIDN'T FEEL THAT HE HAD MY

BACK.

I USED TO ASK THE LORD,

DURING MY MEDICAL CAREER,

WHICH I RECOGNIZE WAS JUST

WAY BEYOND ANYTHING

ORDINARY, I SAID, LORD, WHY

ARE YOU DOING THIS?

WHAT ARE YOU EXACTLY SETTING

ME UP FOR?

AM I SUPPOSED TO BE, LIKE, A

GREAT ROLE MODEL FOR KIDS?

WHAT IS IT EXACTLY THAT YOU

WANT ME TO DO?

AND NOW ALL OF THAT IS SORT

OF COMING INTO FOCUS.

David: HOW IS IT

COMING INTO FOCUS?

BECAUSE I WOULD HAVE HAD

TO HAVE HAD A CAREER LIKE

THAT IN ORDER TO SET ME UP

TO EVEN BE THINKING ABOUT

SOME OF THE THINGS THAT

PEOPLE WANT ME TO DO.

David: ALL RIGHT.

WHEN WE ROLL ON HERE ON "THE

BRODY FILE," BEN CARSON

TALKS TAXES, IMMIGRATION,

THE DEBT, AND A LOT MORE.

A POLICY DISCUSSION WITH THE

GOOD DOCTOR AFTER THE

BREAK.

David: AND WE'RE BACK

ON THIS SPECIAL BEN CARSON

EDITION OF "THE BRODY

FILE."

CAN BEN CARSON REALLY BE THE

REPUBLICAN NOMINEE FOR

PRESIDENT?

IT IS EARLY, BUT LOOK AT

SOME OF THESE NUMBERS.

HE HAS ALREADY WON SOME

STRAW POLLS IN IOWA.

AND A RECENT POLL HAS HIM AS

ONE OF THE TOP CANDIDATES.

NOW, ALSO DON'T FORGET THAT

THE NATIONAL "DRAFT BEN

CARSON FOR PRESIDENT"

MOVEMENT HAS LEADERS IN ALL

99 COUNTIES IN IOWA, JUST

WAITING FOR HIM TO DECLARE.

AND THEY'VE RAISED MORE

MONEY THAN EVEN THE

POLITICAL ACTION COMMITTEE

FOR HILLARY CLINTON.

BUT WHAT ARE SOME OF BEN

CARSON'S IDEALS?

FIRST OF ALL, HE IS PRO-LIFE

AND FOR TRADITIONAL

MARRIAGE, BUT WHAT ELSE?

BACK TO OUR CONVERSATION.

WHAT IS THE ISSUE THAT IS

HERE FOR YOU?

WHAT IS THE HEART ISSUE FOR

YOU?

THERE ARE A LOT OF ISSUES,

BUT IF BEN CARSON IS GOING

TO RUN FOR PRESIDENT, WHAT'S

THE BULLY PULPIT ISSUE FOR

YOU?

THERE ARE SO MANY ISSUES,

BUT WHEN I LOOK AT THE ISSUE

I FEEL HAS THE GREATEST

POTENTIAL FOR THE

DESTRUCTION OF AMERICA, I GO

BACK TO WHERE I GREW UP,

DEET DET.

DETROIT.

DETROIT WAS ONCE THE MOST

PROSPEROUS CITY IN AMERICA.

AND NOW THE BIGGEST

BANKRUPTCY IN AMERICA.

AND YOU ASK YOURSELF WHAT

HAPPENED?

IN A NUTSHELL, FISCAL

IRRESPONSIBILITY AND LACK OF

CARING ABOUT THOSE WHO CAME

BEHIND.

WE ARE APPROACHING AN $

$18 TRILLION NATIONAL DEBT.

WE'RE PASSING DEBT NOT ONLY

TO OUR CHILDREN, BUT OUR

GRANDCHILDREN,

GREAT-GRANDCHILDREN, AND THE

ONES AFTER THEM, AND

BASICALLY HAVING A PROFOUND

IMPACT ON THE QUALITY OF

THEIR LIVES.

THAT IS COMPLETELY

UNREASONABLE.

David: WHAT DO YOU

DO?

PEOPLE WOULD LIFE T LOVE TO

PAINT YOU AND OTHERS AND

SAY, FORGET ABOUT THE SOCIAL

SAFETY NET.

LET'S THROW GRANDMA FROM THE

CLIFF.

THEY LIKE TO CHARACTERIZE

IT THAT WAY.

David: YOU HAVE NEVER

THROWN GRANDMA FROM THE

CLIFF --

I HAVE NEVER DONE SUCH A

THING.

BUT I DON'T THINK WE SHOULD

EVEN TALK ABOUT RETIREMENT

UNTIL WE FIX THE ECONOMY.

I THINK FIXING THE ECONOMY

IS NOT GOING TO BE THAT

DIFFICULT.

I WOULD REFORM THE TAX CODE,

WHICH IS ABSOLUTELY

DRACONIAN.

AND I THINK YOU WOULD SEE AN

EXPLOSION OF OUR ECONOMY.

AND AT THAT POINT, YOU ARE

ABLE TO OFFER PEOPLE VERY

GOOD OPTIONS.

AND WHEN THEY HAVE VERY GOOD

OPTIONS, THAT'S WHEN YOU

REALLY BEGIN TO TALK ABOUT

ENTITLEMENT REFORM.

David: THE CORPORATE

TAX RATE, LOWER.

MUCH, MUCH LOWER.

David: ANY SORT OF

FIGURE, OR IS IT HARD TO SAY

AT THIS POINT?

I THINK CERTAINLY 25% OR

LESS.

AND I WOULD ALSO WANT TO SEE

A PROPORTIONAL TAX.

SO AS I SAID, TITHING IS A

SYSTEM THAT WAS ESTABLISHED

BY GOD.

I DON'T KNOW OF ANYBODY WHO

IS FAIRER THAN GOD.

YOU MAKE A DOLLAR, YOU PAY

10 CENTS.

YOU MAKE A MILLION DOLLARS,

YOU PAY $100,000.

WHY IS THAT HARD TO

UNDERSTAND?

BUT YOU DO HAVE TO GET RID

OF ALL OF THE LOOPHOLES.

David: SO A FAR TAX,

NOT FLAT TAX.

IT WOULD BE FAIR AND

RELATIVELY FLAT.

David: I'M SURE YOU

CAN HAVE A WHOLE SALILOQUE

ABOUT IMMIGRATION, BUT IS

THIS A LOSING THING FOR

REPUBLICANS IF THEY DON'T

FIGURE THIS OUT?

I THINK IT IS A LOSING

THING FOR THE NATION IF WE

DON'T FIGURE THIS OUT.

WE'VE GOT TO DO WHAT WORKS

FOR OUR COUNTRY.

I DO THINK THERE SHOULD BE A

PENALTY FOR BEING HERE

ILLEGALLY.

I THINK EITHER YOU HAVE TO

PAY A CERTAIN PENALTY

BECAUSE YOU HAVE BEEN

RECEIVING SERVICES, AND

THERE IS A BACK-PAY ISSUE,

OR YOU HAVE TO LEAVE THE

COUNTRY AND APPLY FOR STATUS

FROM OUTSIDE THE COUNTRY.

I THINK, ALSO, YOU HAVE TO

REMOVE ALL OF THE

INCENTIVES.

WHAT ARE THE THINGS THAT ARE

DRAWING PEOPLE HERE?

YOU HAVE TO GET RID OF THOSE

THINGS.

AND YOU HAVE TO MAKE IT

ILLEGAL TO HIRE PEOPLE WHO

ARE NOT HERE LEGALLY.

David: EMPLOYMENT

VERIFICATION SYSTEM?

ABSOLUTELY.

David: ALL RIGHT,

COMING NEXT, THE BETTER

HALF.

SHE IS AS SWEET AS HER NAME

SOUNDS.

CANDY CARSON, BEN'S WIFE OF

NEARLY 40 YEARS, JOINS US

AFTER THE BREAK.

David: WELCOME BACK TO

OUR CONTINUING HOUSE-CALL

WITH DR. BEN CARSON.

THE FAMOUS SAYING GOES LIKE

THIS: "BEHIND EVERY GREAT

MAN THERE IS A GREAT

WOMAN."

AND THAT COULDN'T BE MORE

TRUE IN THIS INSTANCE.

MEET CANDY CARSON.

SHE AND BEN HAVE BEEN

MARRIED FOR NEARLY 40

YEARS.

THEY ARE TRULY SOULMATES.

THEY MET AT YALE.

AND SHE ALSO CAME FROM A

VERY POOR FAMILY.

SHE LOVES CLAS CLASSICAL

MUSIC, JUST LIKE HER

HUSBAND.

AND SHE LOVES GOD MOST OF

ALL, JUST LIKE HER HUSBAND.

SO IS SHE READY FOR THE

FIREWORKS AND INSANITY OF A

PRESIDENTIAL RUN?

HERE IS MORE.

WHAT HAS IT BEEN LIKE FOR

YOU, SOME OF THE EUPHORIA

ABOUT HOW WELL HE HAS BEEN

RECEIVED.

I KNOW THERE ARE CRITICS OUT

THERE, BUT I'M TALKING ABOUT

THE CONSERVATIVE TBRIEWP

GROUP HAS PRETTY MUCH

EMBRACED WHAT HE IS ALL

ABOUT.

FIRST OFF, ANYBODY WHO

SAYS IT IS FUN HASN'T BEEN

THERE.

IT IS GRUELING, GOING FROM

STATE TO STATE, FOUR OR FIVE

STATES A WEEK, AND YOU DON'T

KNOW WHERE THE BATHROOM IS

WHEN YOU WAKE UP.

BUT THE THING IS, WHEREVER

YOU GO, AND WHEN PEOPLE

RESONATE WITH LOGIC AND

COMMON SENSE AND

JUDEO-CHRISTIAN VALUES, THAT

IS SO REASSURING AND

CONFIRMING.

BECAUSE OUR COUNTRY IS GOING

AWAY FROM WHAT IS DIFFERENT

FROM WHAT OUR FOUNDING

FATHERS WERE THINKING.

AND WE WANTED TO MAKE SURE

HE FELT REALLY CALLED TO

WAKE PEOPLE UP.

AND THAT'S WHAT HE HAS BEEN

DOING.

I DON'T, FOR ONE MOMENT,

IMAGINE THAT I'M THIS GREAT

STATESMAN THAT, YOU KNOW, IS

IN THE CATEGORY OF GEORGE

WASHINGTON.

I JUST RECOGNIZE THAT, YOU

KNOW, THE LORD PREPARES US

FOR WHAT HE WANTS US TO DO.

AND HE PROVIDES THE

PLATFORM.

YOU THINK ABOUT OUR

GRANDCHILDREN -- WELL, MAYBE

YOU DON'T HAVE THEM, BUT WE

JUST HAVE THE CUTEST LITTLE

GRANDBABIES, AND WE THINK

ABOUT THEIR FUTURE.

THEY SHOULD HAVE AT LEAST

THE SAME SORT OF

OPPORTUNITIES THAT WE HAD.

EACH GENERATION TRIED TO

MAKE IT BETTER FOR THE NEXT

ONE, NOT WORSE.

AND SO THAT'S WHY WHICHEVER

WAY GOD CALLS US, THAT'S THE

WAY WE'RE GOING TO GO.

EVEN THOUGH IT MIGHT NOT BE

OUR FIRST CHOICE.

GO THE WAY HE LEADS BECAUSE

HE IS THE ONE WHO IS IN

CHARGE AND HE KNOWS WHAT IS

BEST.

David: "THE

BRODY FILE" FILE CREW IS

GOING TO BE PRAYING FOR THE

CARSONS IF THEY TAKE THE

PLUNGE.

WE'LL BE PRAYING FOR WISDOM,

MENTAL CLARITY, AND

STAMINA.

WHEN WE COME BACK, BEN

CARSONS CLOSES HIS EYES AND

GOES THE THREE DIMENSIONAL

MODE.

WE EXPLAIN WHEN WE COME

BACK.

David: AND WELCOME

BACK, EVERYBODY, TO THE BEN

CARSON FILE.

AT LEAST IT FEELS THAT WAY

THIS WEEK.

TIME TO GET A UNIQUE LOOK AT

THE GOOD DOCTOR.

WE KNOW HE IS A GIFTED

SURGEON.

HIS EYE-HAND COORDINATION,

SIMPLY REMARKABLE.

AND HE HAS 3-D REASONING

SKILLS, AND BOY DOES IT COME

IN HANDY WHEN YOU'RE A

DOCTOR.

THE BEST WAY TO THINK

ABOUT IT IS IF YOU'RE

LOOKING -- RIGHT NOW I'M

LOOKING AROUND THIS ROOM,

NOTICING WHERE EVERYTHING

IS.

NOW IF I WERE TO CLOSE MY

EYES AND YOU WERE TO SPIN ME

AROUND, I WOULD STILL HAVE A

VERY GOOD IMPRESSION OF

WHERE EVERYTHING WAS AND IN

RELATIONSHIP TO EVERYTHING

ELSE.

AND THAT'S A VERY IMPORTANT

QUALITY TO HAVE WHEN YOU'RE

DEALING WITH SOMETHING LIKE

THE BRAIN, WHICH IS LARGELY

A NEBULOUS BLOB.

David: I'LL TELL YOU

WHAT, THAT IS SIMPLY

AMAZING.

BECAUSE WHEN I CLOSE MY

EYES, THAT'S IT.

I'M OUT FOR THE NIGHT.

NOT DR. CARSON.

THE THREE DIMENSIONAL

REASONING HE HAS IS NOT

SOMETHING HE IS NECESSARILY

PROUD OF, BUT ONE THING

CANDY AND BEN ARE PROUD OF

IS THEIR CARSON'S

SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM.

THEY GIVE OUT SCHOLARSHIPS

AND TROPHIES TO TOP

EDUCATIONAL ACHIEVERS, AND

THEY FUND READING ROOMS IN

SO MANY SCHOOLS AROUND THE

COUNTRY.

THIS IS WHERE CHILDREN LEARN

TO REALLY LOVE READING IN A

WARM, RELAXED ATMOSPHERE.

FOR THE CARSONS, IT IS A

PASSION.

HELPING THE PERSON

UNDERSTAND THAT READING

REALLY RESONATES.

AND THEY GET SO EXCITED

ABOUT THE BOOKS AND THE

LEARNING.

WE START IN THE FOURTH GRADE

BEFORE KIDS HAVE TAKEN THAT

PATH DOWN THE WRONG WAY.

BECAUSE IF WE CAN GET KIDS

TO START THINKING ABOUT

THEIR FUTURE EARLY ON, THERE

IS LESS CHANCE OF THEM

DROPPING OUT.

THE DROPOUT RATE NATIONALLY

IS BETWEEN 20% TO 30% OF

THOSE BEFORE HIGH SCHOOL.

AND THEY CAN'T FILL OUT A

JOB APPLICATION, AND THEY

BECOME A DRAIN ON SOCIETY.

AND THAT'S WHY WE TRY TO SET

EP THESUP THESE ROLE

MODELSMENT.

> MODELS.

WE REALIZE EDUCATION IS

THE GREAT DIVIDER.

IF YOU GET A GOOD EDUCATION,

YOU HAVE A GREAT OPPORTUNITY

OF BEING ABLE TO CONTROL THE

EVENTS IN YOUR LIFE AND NOT

BE A VICTIM.

David: WE'RE BACK IN A

MOMENT WITH SOME FINAL BRODY

FILE THOUGHTS AND

OBSERVATIONS ABOUT THE GOOD

DOCTOR.

BACK IN A MOMENT.

David: AND WE'RE BACK

WITH SOME FINAL THOUGHTS AND

OBSERVATIONS ABOUT BEN

CARSON.

AND, OF COURSE, WE LIKE TO

CALL IT A BRODY FILE

COMMENTARY.

WELL, LOOK, WE'RE GOING TO

START WITH BEN CARSON.

HOW ABOUT THIS?

HE IS JUST A PLAIN, NICE

GUY.

DOES THAT MEAN HE COULD BE

PRESIDENT?

OF COURSE NOT.

AS A MATTER OF FACT, HE MAY

BE TOO NICE TO BE

PRESIDENT.

BUT "THE BRODY FILE"

EXPERIENCE DOWN IN WEST PALM

BEACH WAS AS FOLLOWS: WHAT

YOU SEE IS WHAT YOU GET.

HE IS NOT AFRAID TO BE

HIMSELF, AND THAT IS A

STELLER QUALITY IN A HUMAN

BEING, LET ALONE SOMEONE WHO

MIGHT RUN FOR PRESIDENT.

WHAT ABOUT HIS CHANCES IF HE

DOES RUN?

HE HAS A SHOT.

THE POLITICAL

PROGNOSTICATORS ARE GOING TO

POOH-POOH HIS CHANCES.

BUT HE HAS AN UPLIFTING

MESSAGE AND HE IS NOT A

POLITICIAN.

THOSE ARE TWO GOOD

ATTRIBUTES RIGHT THERE.

HE WILL BE WELL-ORGANIZED,

AND POSSIBLY WELL-FUNDED.át DOWNSIDE?

WELL, IT IS REALLY THE SAME

AS THE UPSIDE.

HE IS NOT A POLITICIAN.

HE IS GOING TO HAVE TO LEARN

TO NAVIGATE THE

SHARK-INFESTED WATERS OF

POLITICS.

IT IS JUST A REALITY.

FROM WHAT HE SAYS, HOW HE

SAYS IT, WHEN HE SAYS IT,

AND TO WHOM.

HE'LL HAVE TO FIGURE ALL OF

THIS OUT ON THE FLY.

HE IS A REALLY SMART GUY, SO

HE CAN FIGURE IT OUT.

BUT, REMEMBER, POLITICS IS

DIFFERENT THAN MEDICINE.

FOR DECADES HE WAS SAVING

LIVES.

WHILE THEY, IN POLITICS,

WANT TO DESTROY LIVES.

BUT "THE BRODY FILE" SENSES

BEN CARSON IS GOING TO BE

JUST FINE.

HE IS A SURVIVOR.

HE HAS SEEN IT ALL.

AND WE WAIT TO SEE IF

AMERICA IS READY TO WEIGH IN

FOR DR. CARSON'S

PRESCRIPTION FOR THIS

COUNTRY.

ALL RIGHT, THAT DOES IT.

UNTIL NEXT TIME, EVERYBODY,

GOD BLESS.

HAVE A GREAT WEEK.

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