I hate to fall into the ohhh...a *black president' mindset, that seems to be enveloping the contemporary culture, for whatever reason. That said, there seems to be a particular power in Carson that just oozes the kind of leadership that this nation needs.
And though it's possible that he could bite into the black vote, in a strategic sense, I think it more important that - elections nws - the man is able to bite into the poisonous BLACK MINDSET of victimization/payback that the demagogic ideology of Rev. Wright/Obama/Farrakhan et al has wrought upon the people they purport to serve.
Bottom line...I'd vote for Carson in a New York second. Fine individual.
Glad to see him developing some spunk; he'll need it.