Carson Willing to Consider Being Trump’s VP Nominee

Ben Carson, after poor performances in the Iowa caucuses and New Hampshire primary, is talking about the possibility of becoming the Republican Party’s vice-presidential nominee.

The Hill reported that when Fox Business Network’s Neil Cavuto asked the retired neurosurgeon whether he would consider being Donald Trump’s running mate, he replied: “I certainly would sit down and discuss it with him. I would have to have major philosophical alignment with whoever it was. I would have to have guarantees that I could do some substantial things.”

Carson declined to name any GOP White House hopeful with whom he would not team up for the general election. “Rather than get into that, let’s say as long as there is significant philosophical alignment, I wouldn’t have any problem,” he said.

The doctor insisted that he had not given up hope of winning the presidential nomination. “I’m aiming to really change this country in the same way that I came up with new ways to do very complex things that people have been trying to do for a long, long period of time,” he told Cavuto. “That’s what I want to do with this country.”

Carson, who has never before sought public office and has no experience in government, was considered an extreme longshot when he entered the race. He caught on with evangelicals and other conservative voters, briefly challenging Donald Trump for the lead in national polls.

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