Dr. Ben Carson, having failed to learn from the example of Mike Huckabee, Donald Trump, Herman Cain, Newt Gigrich and others, has decided to take the more expensive route to not being elected President of the United States by forming an exploratory committee to investigate running but then clearly reminding people he has little idea what kinds of things the president really does or needs to be concerned about.
Or of not getting sidetracked onto Democratic red meat issues that would offer blue-state opponents in 2016 more material for campaign ads than they would know what to do with. Whether Dr. Carson is serious about running is for him to know. Whether he should be seriously considered for the job is not an open question, and the answer is, "No." Our nation does not need to expand eight years of the joy of a president almost entirely unready for the job in both temperament and experience into twelve.