Dr. Ben Carson, a retired neurosurgeon and current Republican presidential candidate, is the latest person to try to win black voters over to the GOP.
Carson has said black voters are waking up to the GOP. But, many Black Americans disagree with his views. He has said Obamacare is worse than slavery and Planned Parenthood was created to destroy black people. A recent BET poll shows Carson might have his work cut out for him, if he is counting on black support.
A poll commissioned by BET showed Carson ranking behind Bill Cosby and Flava Flav in favorability. Bill Cosby has been accused of raping multiple women. Flava Flav, a former member of the rap group Public Enemy, is famous for his reality show, “Flavor of Love,” where he selected a date from several scandalous women.
“Carson may have been a great neurosurgeon, but he knows nothing about politics,” said Al Watson of Detroit, who responded to the poll. “At least Flava Flav knows he’s supposed to act stupid. We didn’t expect much from him. Carson, on the other hand, is a very smart guy, who says stupid things.”