Donald Trump floated Ben Carson’s name for a possible cabinet position, but even before the offer was formally made, Carson declined:
Dr. Carson feels he has no government experience, he’s never run a federal agency. The last thing he would want to do was take a position that could cripple the presidency.
Before launching into two bits here, note that Carson is apparently back in the running for a cabinet position after having expressed his desire to take on a minor advising role. This time, Carson would probably accept.
But back to the main issue. First, it makes no sense to say Carson “feels” he has no government experience. He either does or doesn’t. I can “feel” like I’m in the MLB, but how I “feel” about it doesn’t alter the fact that I never have been.
More importantly, this guy ran for president, and he declined a government position because he thinks he’s too inexperienced. The man who wanted to be president of the United States of America feels like his inexperience has the ability to cripple the presidency. If this doesn’t convince whatever supporters he had, and Republicans at large who at least had a favorable view of him, that he’s a grifter and a con artist who got in the game to hawk his seemingly endless line of books, nothing will. What does it say about your party when a semi-popular candidate openly admits he’d be terrible at the job?
Well, give him some credit, I guess. None of the other Republican candidates would be ballsy or stupid enough to flat-out confess they’d be terrible presidents.