In a long day in Mobile, Ala., on Thursday, Dr. Ben Carson struck all the right grace notes, creating as vivid a contrast with Donald Trump’s histrionic August visit as could be imagined. Whereas Trump was all about himself, exhaustingly and boringly so, Carson maintained a relaxed and humble presence throughout the seven-event day — winning with winsomeness rather than with boasting and bombast.

But the day was not without controversy — even if it was entirely media-created. A midday press conference created a stir when Carson, discussing the Syrian refugee issue, stressed that Americans should first make sure that we don’t allow entry to terrorists — and used the analogy of protecting children from “rabid dogs,” even if we love dogs in general. Politico ran the wildly misleading headline “Ben Carson compares Syrian refugees to dogs”……

Read my whole column at National Review, here.



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