But the journey hasn’t always been so smooth. Along the way Carson has made some pretty controversial comments that have left people wondering if the retired neurosurgeon is capable of running the country. Like when he compared abortion to slavery; or when he suggested the Holocaust could have been “greatly diminished” if the Jews had been armed.
But the GOP contender has also surprised many with a more progressive stance on some issues, like when he said women should be ordained as priests.
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