Dr. Ben Carson: Chances Are ‘Reasonably Good’ That I’ll Be Running For President In 2016 [VIDEO]

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Dr. Ben Carson told radio host Hugh Hewitt Monday night that the odds of seeing him on the presidential trail next year as a candidate for the GOP nomination are “reasonably good” and that he will make a decision to run no later than next May:

Hugh Hewitt: “So I know you like debating, so the question arises: will we be seeing you on the presidential debate circuit next year that will begin, that the Republicans are organizing for those who want the nomination of the party.”

Dr. Ben Carson: “I think the chances are reasonably good of that happening. I’m waiting obviously for a few more months. I want to make sure that it’s clearly something my fellow Americans want me to do and I’m also waiting to see what the results are in November because if the people indicate that they truly do want a nation that is for of and by the people, then I, and along with I hope many other people, be willing to give it everything we possibly have.”

Hewitt: “That could be a crowded stage. It’s going to be 10-12 maybe even fourteen people up there. Do you expect to be able to make any headway against such experienced debaters as Ted Cruz, he’s won nine Supreme Court cases, or Marco Rubio, or Rand Paul, and got governors like Scott Walker and Rick Perry and Chris Christie. You feel like you got the experience you need to debater political heavyweights that experienced?”

Carson: “I’ve been talking all my life, and I’ll continue to talk. You know, I will never be a politician, I will tell you that right off the bat.”

Hewitt: “Let me finish by going back to those debates. you said there’s a very good chance you’re going to run for president and be in those debates. What is the outside date for you making that formal. You think you have to do that in December or January?”

Carson: “I think certainly before May of next year.”

Hewitt: “That’s pretty late. Isn’t it Dr. Carson?”

Carson: “No, no. I have a lot of consultants. one of the things I’ve learned is that you need to talk to a lot of people.”