Ben Carson: You Can Bet I’ll Run for President

Dr. Ben Carson, the famed neurosurgeon turned rising conservative political star, tells Newsmax TV he’s leaning heavily toward running for the 2016 Republican presidential nomination.

In fact, you can bet on it, Carson revealed Friday on “The Steve Malzberg Show.”

“The things that I look for are how strong the financial support is. It seems to be very strong. It’s looking quite positive,” said Carson, who added that his exploratory committee has raised over $2 million in 28 days.

Host Steve Malzberg then asked, “If I were a betting man, you would tell me to go to Vegas and put more down that you will run than down that you wouldn’t run?”

“Yeah, that would be a reasonable thing,” Carson replied. “I would hope you would not lose your money.