What’s going on in the Carson camp? Because he’s certainly not acting like a “normal” politician (which is perhaps precisely why so many folks like him).
As ABC reports, “Republican presidential contender Dr. Ben Carson has put his public campaign events on hold for two more weeks to go on book tour for his new tome “A More Perfect Union” and catch up on fundraising events.
The campaign has been careful to separate campaign events and the book tour, and doesn’t want to classify the tour as related to the campaign in any way.
This week he is catching up on fundraising events and will be back on his book tour next week making stops in Texas, Oklahoma, Missouri, Kansas, Nebraska and Iowa. So for the next two weeks, Carson won’t be appearing at any public “campaign events.”
Carson will be going back and forth between campaign fundraising events and book tour events over the next two weeks. His campaign says he has over 20 campaign fundraising events scheduled over that time period.
The campaign says the next time they will appear publicly with Carson will be the day of the next GOP debate on Oct. 28. His last public campaign event was Oct. 2.”
Is he not taking this campaign seriously? After all, why would he suspend campaigning just when he’s neck-and-neck with the frontrunner, if not overtaking him?
But the truth is, however the FEC may view Carson’s activities, voters just see Carson being Carson – showing up at book-signings, appearing all over television talking about his book, and talking to fans who just happen to be voters as well.
For the purpose of campaign finance laws, Carson may need to leave his campaign team at home during the tour, but you can be sure he’s not leaving the race.
[Note: This article was written off the campaign trail by Michele Hickford]