Ben Carson has a new ad out:
Like Donald J. Trump, Ben Carson, the retired pediatric neurosurgeon and Republican presidential candidate, has defied the pundits and establishment prognosticators by unapologetically running as a political outsider.
A new television ad by the Carson campaign aims to capitalize on his unusual experience and style of campaigning.
The 30-second spot, which is airing in the Greenville, S.C., market, features Mr. Carson, in a suit, standing next to an empty cardboard box that says “Washington political class” on one side and a sketch of the Capitol on another.
“I’m Ben Carson and I’m running for president,” he says. “The political class and their pundit buddies say: ‘Impossible. He’s too outside the box.’ Well, they do know impossible. Impossible to balance the budget, impossible to get border security, impossible to put aside partisanship.”
He continues: “I’m Ben Carson, I’m running for president, and I’m very much outside the box.”
Then, turning to the box, Mr. Carson concludes, “There must be a good idea in there somewhere.”
We’ll know how bad things are for the GOP when Nooners and the like start publicly writing columns trying to convince themselves and us that a Carson presidency won’t be too bad.