Carson Complains: ‘It’s Not Pleasant’ Running For President

For Ben Carson, seeking the Republican presidential nomination has been a “pretty brutal” process, The Hill reported.

“It’s not pleasant,” the candidate told The Washington Post. “It’s just what’s sensational, what’s the shiny object. It’s all, ‘Who’s in the football game? Who’s on ‘Dancing with the Stars?’ Who’s yelling the loudest?’”

Carson, who briefly challenged Donald Trump for the lead in national polls of GOP primary voters, has since seen his popularity erode significantly. Recent surveys show him trailing Trump, Ted Cruz and Marco Rubio. The retired brain surgeon’s support declined when he revealed a lack of understanding of foreign affairs, according to the Post. Following the recent mass shootings in Paris and San Bernardino, many voters are looking for a candidate who can protect the country from terrorism.

Carson countered: “I’m not sure that’s what we need right now because we’ve got some real big problems in our country. The country is worth saving; you’ve got to fight.” He insisted that he could be a strong leader in the White House, despite his inexperience.

Regarding the charge that he is too soft-spoken, the doctor said: “I think it’s a narrative that’s been put out there. You know, if you think back to Abraham Lincoln, he was not a loud, bombastic person by any measure … ungainly, lanky, uncouth, but very courageous and very strong. What I’ve been emphasizing on the road lately is that strength is not defined by the decibels of which you say something or by the gesticulations associated with it, but by the accomplishments of one’s life; what have you faced, and how have you faced those things?”

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