By Stan Welch
A capacity crowd of more than six hundred fifty people turned out to see and hear Dr. Ben Carson, candidate for the Republican presidential nomination. Dr. Carson, a renowned pediatric neurosurgeon, is something of a rock star in Republican circles, and his reception Wednesday night did nothing to dispel that perception.
Carson spent approximately forty five minutes moving from the entrance into the meeting room at the Anderson Civic Center to his table perhaps sixty feet away. Handshakes, hugs and ‘selfies’ by the hundred kept him surrounded by a throng of enthusiastic supporters. So dense was the crowd that getting close enough to ask questions was difficult. He did say that compared to the fifteen thousand surgeries he performed during his career, the rigors of the campaign trail are a piece of cake.