Ben Carson had a terrible week, and if the events of this election so far are any indication, it probably won't matter much. He's just barely trailing Donald Trump, which is a nightmare all its own that we'll get to later. But really, we owe him a debt of gratitude. In an election that seems to be so full of genuinely evil people, or at least candidates who think that they have to act evil to win votes, Carson is emerging as Sarah Palin 2.0. Sure, he compared Syrian refugees to rabid dogs, but stacked up against what some of his competition said, he is basically the comic relief of this election.
This is a man who is so religious that he has a verse from Proverbs etched into the wall of his home. And so dumb that he managed to have "Proverbs" spelled wrong.
Those Oscars probably aren't real, either.
But it's not just his lack of interior decorating skills we need to be worried about. After Carson embarrassed himself at the last debate by saying that China was fighting in Syria, his main foreign policy advisor, Duane R. Clarridge, went to The New York Times to say that his employer doesn't understand world affairs. Like, at all. In fact, Clarridge's exact quote was, "Nobody has been able to sit down with him and have him get one iota of intelligent information about the Middle East." I can't stress enough that the person who said that is currently working with Ben Carson, and said this on the record. At least we can rest easy knowing that our next president probably won't have to deal with any problems in the Middle East. I'm sure everything will be sorted out by then.