DETROIT — Retired neurosurgeon Ben Carson, now leading in the polls in Iowa, has been having a lot of trouble of late explaining his position on Medicare.
As recently as two weeks ago, Carson said that he would abolish Medicare in favor of a cradle-to-grave health savings account. But when mega-billionaire Donald Trump responded by saying that Medicare actually works, Carson had to reconfigure.
The soft-spoken conservative activist is now 64, and by election day next year, he will be Medicare eligible.
In an exclusive interview with a solitary reporter, Carson’s youngest son, Rhoeyce, said that his father will refuse to take Medicare because of his previous claim on the GOP presidential campaign trail that Obamacare is like slavery.
Elsewhere, Ohio Gov. John Kasich, interviewed by our associate solitary reporter, Lewis Thompson, revealed that he has decided not to campaign in Colorado, a vital swing state. Kasich has always opposed the legalization of marijuana in any form, and yesterday Ohio voters said no to a ballot issue legalizing medical and recreational marijuana. “Lewis,” the governor said, “I wouldn’t stand a chance in Colorado because of my position that pot is bad, especially in Denver, where there is a marijuana store on every corner."