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Video Exclusive: Ben Carson 'Feeling Fingers' from God to Run for President

In an exclusive one-on-one interview with The Brody File from his home in West Palm Beach, Florida, Dr. Ben Carson says there’s a, “good chance” that he will run for president of the United States and says he feels God’s fingers pulling on his collar to get into the 2016 race.

The Brody File spent the afternoon with the fascinating Dr. Carson and his wife Candy on Wednesday (See us shooting pool here).

We’re working on an upcoming national profile story for The 700 Club. He talked in depth about the intersection of faith and politics along with a myriad of other issues. We’re releasing a short video segment now.

Watch the clip below along with a partial transcription.


David Brody: How is that conversation going with God about this potential presidential run? Has He grabbed you by the collar yet? I read an article about that.

Ben Carson: I feel fingers. 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.

Brody: I do cover the Presidential campaign trail. May I potentially see you there soon?

Carson: I think there is a good chance you might.

Look, if Dr. Carson runs for president, he’s going to shake up politics and politicians. He’s not your typical, lunch bucket Republican. He’s going to keep both Republicans and Democrats on their toes. There will be pitfalls for sure as the mainstream media takes aim during the vetting process.

But don’t underestimate the good doctor’s appeal to apply reason and logic to a number of issues in a precise, surgical way. He’ll be a breath of fresh air.

Additionally, he and his wife Candy are dedicated followers of Jesus. They don’t hide their faith. They can’t. It’s at the core of who they are as people. Evangelical Christians will be attracted to how he doesn’t shy away from proclaiming Jesus as Lord.

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