GOP presidential hopeful, Ben Carson, has resumed his campaign in Iowa, after suspending same to honor his staffers that were involved in a van accident. Carson put his campaign on hold for two days to enable him travel from South Carolina to Omaha to be with Braden’s family. Carson says he will be honoring the memory of Joplin as he travels through the state. “Of course I will be mentioning Joplin, absolutely,” Carson said. “I am sure it will influence what I have to say.” Carson suspended the campaign and says he has used the past two days in Omaha to visit with Joplin’s family, comfort his staff, and go to the Children’s Hospital and Medical Center to visit with the kids injured in the other vehicle involved in the crash.
Carson has a lot to do to meet up
The retired neuro surgeon as he prepares to return to the campaign trail has a lot to do ahead of the Iowa caucus. Carson says he and his staff have used the past two days to recover after the tragic van accident that also left three injured. According to ABC news, Carson says: “I am telling my staff that obviously this is not their fault. Everybody does the best that they can do, but bad things happen in the world,” Carson said.
Can Carson bounce back to the top
Carson has a big task to achieve in Iowa and New Hampshire. He remains popular with some supporters, but his campaign has fallen well off its top rank of about four months ago when he was viewed as a rising sensation among conservatives. Carson plans to remain in Iowa with daily events until the Iowa caucus on Feb. 1.
The Braden effect
Carson hopes to use the memory of Braden to use by making sure that something positive comes out of Iowa. Dr. Carson is struggling in the polls as the Iowa caucus draws near. “Let’s always look for the good. Is there anything good that comes out of this? I think recognizing what kind of person Braden was and how he was so dedicated to making other people feel good. Wouldn’t that be a great thing for all of us to start doing? I call this process ‘The Braden Effect.’”