(POLITICO) MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. — Ben Carson, the pediatric neurosurgeon who has become a conservative darling, on Sunday slammed presidential contenders who hail from the “political class” — an apparent jab at Jeb Bush and Mitt Romney, two of Carson’s potential 2016 rivals.
Carson, who is gleeful about his disdain for political correctness, appeared at the South Carolina Tea Party Coalition Convention here, ascending the stage as audience members waved “Carson 2016” signs.
“Our founders wanted to make sure there was no such thing as a political class,” Carson said. “A select, small group of people out of which we consistently pull our leaders. That hasn’t worked so well for us.”
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