- The Washington Times - Monday, September 29, 2014

Fox News Sunday host Chris Wallace quizzed famed neurosurgeon Ben Carson during a televised interview about his possible run for the White House in 2016, asking the Republican outright: If you won, wouldn’t you just be like what critics call President Obama — an inexperienced newbie?

His exact words, Mediaite reported: “After looking at Barack Obama and what’s happened with his lack of political experience over these last six years, wouldn’t putting Ben Carson in the Oval Office be akin to putting a politician in an operating room and having him perform one of your brain surgeries?”

Mr. Carson said no — the two professions are really quite different.

“I don’t think so. I think what is required for leadership is wisdom and the ability to assembly an appropriate team, an ability to listen and an ability to make wise decisions,” Mr. Carson said, Mediaite reported. “Our system was designed by our Founders with … the will of the people in mind, not the will of the government. If you want the will of the government, yes, you need people who spend their whole lives in politics. … But I don’t think that’s what we need.”

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