Press Release - Ben Carson: A Bit Player in the Debate. A Big Star on the Web. (Washington Post)
At times it seemed as if the moderators of Thursday night's debate had forgotten that Ben Carson was on the stage, as they refereed and tangled with the other nine candidates.
Carson himself made that point when, after waiting more than a half hour passed between the first question addressed to him and the second: "I wasn't sure I was going to get to talk again," he quipped.
Ben Carson, Press Release - Ben Carson: A Bit Player in the Debate. A Big Star on the Web. (Washington Post) Online by Gerhard Peters and John T. Woolley, The American Presidency Project https://www.presidency.ucsb.edu/node/311736