Dr. Ben Carson is a retired neurosurgeon best known for being the first to successfully separate conjoined twins joined at the head. He is also the conservative author of eight books including his latest, One Nation: What We Can All Do to Save America’s Future. In the book, Carson “admonishes politicians, particularly because of the growing national debt and Obamacare, and encourages Americans to take more individual responsibility for themselves.” He is preparing to make a White House bid, to run for the presidency. According to the Washington Post, Carson launched his own political action committee to support his nascent campaign in August (called USA First PAC).
In a new Bloomberg and Des Moines Register poll, Carson comes in second place to fellow Republican Mitt Romney, getting 11 percent of the vote. He leads within the margin of error against Ted Cruz (7 percent) and Rand Paul (10 percent).