DUBUQUE, IA – The doctor is in the house as Dr. Ben Carson makes the rounds in Iowa, with a stop in Dubuque on Saturday, October 24.
He was hosted by the River Lights Bookstore, a small, independent bookseller and publisher located on Main Street. Dr. Carson was there to answer short questions from the public and sign his new book, A More Perfect Union.
The event was well-attended, with lines spilling out of the store and encompassing the block around it. In addition to the material inside the bookstore, a Ben Carson campaign team set up a booth of t-shirts and buttons for purchase.
The press, including LCTV, was there to ask Carson some questions in a press conference. In addition to questions about his book and his travels in Dubuque, Carson was also asked about his next campaign strategy, as he is currently leading in Iowa. He stated that he is not a career politician, and so does not spend so much time on campaign strategy as he does on telling the truth.
When asked about his controversial remarks about the possibility of a Muslim president, Carson said he believes anybody with American values could do the job. “…I said anybody, regardless of their ethnic or religious background, who accepts American values and principles, and is willing to put our Constitution above their belief system, is acceptable…”
As mentioned before, Carson is now leading in Iowa. According to a new Loras College Poll, Carson leads with 30 percent of voters’ support. Donald Trump is the runner-up with 18 percent. Carson’s supporters in Dubuque have stated that they continue to find him refreshing, as he emphasizes honesty and plain speaking in his campaign.