Watch: Why are Some Calling Candy Carson ‘The Anti-Michelle Obama’

Watch: Why are Some Calling Candy Carson ‘The Anti-Michelle Obama’

Ben Carson, Presidential candidate for 2016, is married.  Did you know that?  I mean you probably had an idea, but do your know her name?  Well Mrs. Candy Carson is being noticed now and for a good reason.  She is nothing like Michelle Obama.


Popular syndicated columnist Michelle Malkin believes presidential candidate Ben Carson’s wife, Candy, would be the “anti-Michelle Obama,” if she were to become the next First Lady.

Malkin recently sat down with the couple, who just celebrated their 40th wedding anniversary. The columnist noted that not much is known about Carson’s wife, who tends to stay out of the limelight, though she did play her violin with a gospel choir as “they performed a joyful, rousing rendition of The Star-Spangled Banner,” at the campaign kick-off in the spring.

The columnist described the mother of the couple’s three sons, and grandmother of two, as a “confident ray of sunshine: down-to-earth, devoutly Christian and proudly patriotic.” Candy grew up in inner-city Detroit, the daughter of a teacher and a factory worker. She earned a scholarship to Yale University, where she met fellow Detroiter Ben Carson.

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At Yale, she triple-majored in music, psychology and pre-med and played the violin for the Yale Symphony.

Malkin points out that Michelle Obama “regularly grumbles” about the burdens of being First Lady, while Candy has sought to count her blessings through the challenges of being the wife of a world-renowned physician.

“The calling of a neurosurgeon isn’t easy to live out, and Ben has been required to go above and beyond the call of duty many times,” she writes in her upcoming memoir, A Doctor in the House. “The life of a neurosurgeon’s wife isn’t much easier. But it’s all been worth it. Together, we’ve been through poverty, tragedy, wealth, and joy, and I’ve come to love Ben more as each year has passed.”

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Candy appeared on The Kelly File earlier this week with her husband, where she spoke about his White House run:

He’s doing a certain thing he feels called to do. I’m with him 100 percent, in the sense that I will support him. This is not something that I was looking to do. After giving up my husband 40 years to medicine, I really don’t want to give him up to our country. But then again, when you look at our grandchildren and you see that deficit that we have…We are the first generation in the history of our country to make it worse for the next one.”

Megyn Kelly asked Mrs. Carson to tell the audience what her husband is like.

“It’s exasperating how great he is,” she replied.

“Oh, come on!” said Kelly.

“No, he doesn’t make mistakes much, and if he does, it’s a little tiny one,” Candy said.

The host followed up: “What does he do that irritates you?”

“That’s what is irritating!” she said.

Sure we want a truly conservative president.  But how refreshing will it be to have a first lady that is full of grace and integrity as well?

Earl Hall

Owner of the Conservative Internet Radio Station Right Talk USA (, Host of The Earl Hall Show "The #1 Black Conservative Talk Show Host in Wisconsin", and Author of "Somewhere In The Middle - My Transition From Left to Right" (on Amazon). email [email protected]

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