Dr. Ben Carson, a devout Christian, renowned neurosurgeon, and now, possible presidential 2016 candidate, says he’s sensing a 2016 campaign covenant from the man upstairs.
“I feel fingers,” Carson said an interview with Christian Broadcast Network’s David Brody published Thursday, when asked if he’s feeling the push from God to run for president. “But it’s mostly me. I have to be sure and it’s part of my personality that says always look before you leap but don’t leap before you have to.”
In 2013, Carson told Fox’s Sean Hannity that “If the Lord grabbed me by the collar and made me do it (run for president),” he would do it.
Now, Carson said he hasn’t quite felt a tug, but he is getting a feeling.
Earlier this month, Carson announced he would be leaving Fox News as he mulls a run for the Oval Office.
To add to the speculation, Carson officially switched parties from registered independent to Republican, though he’s long sided with the GOP.
On Thursday, Carson told Brody there’s a “good chance” he would see him on the campaign trail in 2016 – a comment that’s not surprising considering his previously dropped hints.
Earlier this year, Carson told CNN was forming a political action committee, called One Nation, which is also the title of his book released earlier this year.
Whether or not Carson does actually run, one thing is certain: he has support. A “National Draft Ben Carson for President Committee” was formed earlier this year to support Carson’s potential campaign. And in both 2013 and 2014, Carson came in second in the buzzy conservative Values Voter Summit straw poll.