Carson to Take a Break from the Campaign?

Dr. Ben Carson (photo credit: John Pemble via Flickr, CC BY-ND 2.0)
Dr. Ben Carson (photo credit: John Pemble via Flickr, CC BY-ND 2.0)

By almost every measure, it’s been a good month for Ben Carson.  He’s riding high in the polls, running neck-and-neck with Donald Trump in the most recent national survey, and he has dominated the GOP field in fundraising.  With the Republican nomination looking more like a realistic possibility every day, it’s only natural that Carson would be hitting the campaign trail harder than ever.

Or not…:

Republican presidential contender Dr. Ben Carson has put his public campaign events on hold for two more weeks to go on book tour for his new tome “A More Perfect Union” and catch up on fundraising events.

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This week he is catching up on fundraising events and will be back on his book tour next week making stops in Texas, Oklahoma, Missouri, Kansas, Nebraska and Iowa. So for the next two weeks, Carson won’t be appearing at any public “campaign events.”

Carson will be going back and forth between campaign fundraising events and book tour events over the next two weeks. His campaign says he has over 20 campaign fundraising events scheduled over that time period.

The campaign says the next time they will appear publicly with Carson will be the day of the next GOP debate on Oct. 28. His last public campaign event was Oct. 2.

Conventional wisdom would likely advise against taking a break from campaigning exactly when one has the greatest momentum, but in the “Year of the Outsider” where Donald Trump (!) has been the undeniable front runner, it may be safe to throw conventional wisdom out the window.

Paul Dupont is the managing editor for ThePulse2016.com.