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Carson vs. Trump: The Tortoise vs. The "Hair"

The Huffington Post The Huffington Post 7/11/2015 Bernie Shine

The GOP race has Ben Carson and Donald Trump leading the pack.
It really is becoming more and more bizarre. Carson is offended that some people don't believe him when he claims he attempted to take a hammer to his dear old mom, stab a friend, and throw a rock at another fellow. What? He wants to convince us this shocking behavior is true, and is upset if we don't buy it? This all seems upside-down inside-out backwards to me.

Trump pounced on this, tweeting, "The Carson story is either a total fabrication or, if true, even worse-trying to hit mother over the head with a hammer or stabbing friend!"
I seldom agree with Trump, but his logic here is hard to dispute. However, for the record, I believe Carson-- as I look into his calm and cool eyes, he looks to me to have been crazy enough to have done this. But don't worry, America-- he assures us that's all in his past.
I suppose one of the reasons Carson's credibility is questioned is this-- he previously claimed he received a full scholarship to West Point. When the academy stated they had no record of this, the Carson camp reportedly admitted it wasn't true. Where there's smoke, someone's pants are on fire.
Tomorrow night, in spite of protest, Trump triumphantly returns to NBC to host Saturday Night Live. That's entertainment-- he is, after all, a comedic genius!
It may be recalled that this was the same network that in June issued this statement: "At NBC, respect and dignity for all people are cornerstones of our values. Due to the recent derogatory statements by Donald Trump regarding immigrants, NBCUniversal is ending its business relationship with Mr. Trump."
Carson wouldn't do SNL. He reportedly told Bloomberg, "I think the presidency of the United States is a very serious thing. I don't even want to begin to put it in the lightness of comedy."
Hmmm? Well, if that's true it's difficult to understand why Carson would release a rap song promoting his presidential bid. Judge for yourself-- click here to listen.
Trump got a bit of a rapper's repetitive beat going in a recent speech in Iowa, where he distinguished himself from Carson, stating ". . . I'm Presbyterian. Can you believe it? Nobody believes I'm Presbyterian. I'm Presbyterian. I'm Presbyterian. I'm Presbyterian. Boy, that's down the middle of the road folks, in all fairness. I mean, Seventh-day Adventist, I don't know about. I just don't know about. But, so I'm Presbyterian . . ."
Six times he said he's Presbyterian. I got it. I got it. I got it. I got it. I got it. I got it.
No doubt about it, Trump has the oomph, always able to lather up his followers. And
Carson has the metabolism of a 100 year old giant tortoise, and his slow methodical monotones could cure insomnia. Trump says Carson has "super low energy." I supposed compared to Trump, Speedy Gonzales is lethargic. (Gee, I hope Trump doesn't have him deported.)
Trump better watch his back-- remember the story of the race between The Tortoise and The "Hair."

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