Ben Carson was once considered the front-runner in the Republican race for the presidential nomination in 2016, but Carson has seen his support erode, mainly because of a political onslaught of attacks from Donald Trump. Ted Cruz, has no doubt gather up much of Carson’s support and has effectively taken second place behind Trump. Now, Carson is resorting to the politician in him and going after Ted Cruz.
In comparing himself and his work to that of Ted Cruz, Carson argued that unlike Cruz, he spent his life making life-or-death operating calls instead of attending swanky parties and raised campaign cash in an appearance on ABC’s “This Week” on Sunday.
“There’s no question as I haven’t spent a lot of time schmoozing and asking for big money and going to cocktail parties, but I’ve spent many a night in the operating room — cold, sterile place with a little child’s life on the line working very hard to preserve that,” Carson said.
“You know, it’s a very different kind of experience,” he said. “Lots of 2 a.m. in the morning calls and making snap decisions on what needs to be done.”
Of course, Carson’s attack came after The New York Times released audio of Cruz criticizing both Donald Trump and Ben Carson’s ability to be commander-in-chief.
“Who is prepared to be a commander-in-chief?” Cruz says on the audio. ?Who understands the threats we face? Who am I comfortable having their finger on the button? Now that’s a question of strength, but it’s also a question of judgment. And I think that is a question that is a challenging question for voters.”