Wow. This ought to be something to see!
HUMAN EVENTS: Exciting news about CPAC 2013 from the American Conservative Union: Dr. Ben Carson has joined the list of featured speakers for the event, to be held March 14-16. From the official press release:
“Dr. Ben Carson represents the optimism and hope of the future of the conservative movement, while at the same time he articulates the deep fiscal and social challenges that our Nation faces,” said ACU Chairman Al Cardenas. “We look forward to welcoming Dr. Carson to the CPAC stage in March.”
Dr. Benjamin Carson is the Director of Pediatric Neurosurgery at Johns Hopkins School of Medicine. An internationally renowned physician, Dr. Carson has authored over 100 neurosurgical publications, along with five best-selling books, including the New York Times bestseller, America the Beautiful, and has been awarded 60 honorary doctorate degrees and dozens of national merit citations. He is a recipient of the Presidential Medal of Freedom and delivered the keynote address at the 2013 National Prayer Breakfast earlier this month.”
Another interesting tidbit from the Human Events article by John Hayward – Carson’s amazing National Prayer Breakfast Speech in front of President Obama was essentially extemporaneous! Seems the White House asked repeatedly to see the text of what Carson was going to say before the event, and Carson just told them he doesn’t write out his speeches or use teleprompters!