Press Release - Who Is Ben Carson? GOP Debate 'Winner' A Neurosurgeon Looking To Prove Political Expertise (IBTimes)
When the top 10 Republican presidential candidates took the stage for the first prime-time GOP debate Thursday night, they were all hoping to stand out. But two hours later, it wasn't the loudest or meanest men who some said had made the most impact. It was Dr. Ben Carson, who spoke calmly from his lectern three spots in from the left and grabbed the attention of thousands.
In a debate with no official winner, Carson seemed to come out on top. His jokes, comments on race and references to medical expertise went over well and earned him 24,000 new Twitter followers and 230,000 Facebook fans, the most of any candidate. A One America News Network poll found that 22 percent of respondents thought he won the debate, and 80 percent of them said they had a more favorable opinion of Carson after the event.
Ben Carson, Press Release - Who Is Ben Carson? GOP Debate 'Winner' A Neurosurgeon Looking To Prove Political Expertise (IBTimes) Online by Gerhard Peters and John T. Woolley, The American Presidency Project https://www.presidency.ucsb.edu/node/311851