Dear Dr. Carson,
You were an extremely skilled pediatric neurosurgeon and you’ve saved many lives. In fact, you saved someone who’s very important to me – someone in my immediate family. I’m forever grateful for your gifted hands. No words can fully describe my gratitude, and I will never, ever forget what you did. Additionally, not only did you save one of my family members, you took the time to explain what you did right after the operation by drawing your surgical technique on a napkin to illustrate how you repaired what was wrong in said family member’s brain.
Thank you. Thank you. Thank you.
Now you want to be the president of the United States of America.
Operating on brains and being the leader of the free world requires two wildly different skill sets, and it has become painfully clear you don’t have the skills for both.
You were an amazing surgeon. Candidate for POTUS? Not so much.
It’s difficult for me to imagine you actually believe what you say. If you weren’t the Republican frontrunner, I wouldn’t even bother writing this, but you worry me. I’m not concerned you’ll win the White House. You’re far too extreme and we still have a year before it’s time to vote. As Bill Maher recently pointed out, at this time of year in 2011, Herman Cain was leading in the polls – and look what happened to him. What worries me is you seem to be losing your mind. Literally.
I’m a big fan of sarcasm and somewhat known for my snarky commentary. I’ve been known to use you as the butt of many online jokes because you’re such an easy target, but if you were my father or brother, I’d be consumed with worry, curled up in a fetal position and researching mental heath facilities. That isn’t sarcasm. That’s the truth.
Your crazy comments seem to be getting crazier. (And when I say crazy, I mean freaking WHACK.) It’s gotten so bad that a former adviser to Obama said he won’t even waste his time speculating if you can win.
When you said Obamacare was worse than slavery, I thought you were simply having fun with the GOP narrative. When you suggested that people become gay after being imprisoned, I thought you were just appeasing the GOP bigots. When you said gay marriage caused the fall of the Roman Empire, I thought, “Huh? Wha….?” Your whack statements are escalating and you’re starting to sound clinically insane – as if some screws are loose in the very organ you’re so famous for saving.
You’ve brought up your violent behavior as a way to win over voters and talked about trying to stab a family member. You casually commented about being held at gun point at a “Popeye’s organization” and bragged that you told the shooter to target the cashier.
And now, since the flood gates are overflowing, you continue to up the ante.
The Pyramids were built to store grain? No other presidential candidate has had to deal with an intense vetting process? Are you kidding? You have to be kidding, right? Do you not recall the endless Reverend Wright speculation with Obama? Or the demanding of Obama’s birth certificate? What about the endless loop of Benghazi committees trying to smoke out Hillary Clinton? And you’re seriously whining that no other candidate has had to deal with intense criticism?
See, that’s why I am concerned for you. Something appears to be wrong with your brain. Synapses don’t seem to be firing correctly. Even if you don’t believe your own crazy-talk, the fact that you think you can sell this to the majority of Americans is disturbing and a sure sign that you’re in need of medical attention from a trusted professional.
It’s time for you to get off the campaign trail and onto the couch. Seriously. Stop now. You can’t and won’t win the White House, no matter how much money you raise. (Remember Romney and 2012?) Save yourself from an embarrassment so huge, you’ll never recover.
A Concerned Citizen.