Seemingly out of the same kind of nowhere an Illinois State Senator named Barack Obama emerged from as a keynote speaker at the 2004 Democratic National Convention, Dr. Ben Carson and his anti-PC mantra has tongues wagging on the right—especially in conservative media circles—following his remarks in front of President Obama and the First Lady at the National Prayer Breakfast on Thursday. The non-verbal reaction from the President during Dr. Carson’s candid but respectful speech had not been seen since that infamous first debate with the aforementioned Romney. …

Well, for those who doubt Carson’s presidential aspirations, the retort here is a Freudian one: There are no accidents. There’s a REASON he decided to broach topics such as our crippling debt, healthcare woes and the need for tax reform (via a flat tax) with the President sitting just five feet from him. There’s also a reason he chose to appear in the friendly confines of Fox News the following evening to keep the momentum from the Prayer Breakfast going (and don’t bother with the “plug a book to make more money” argument…the guy is already worth millions). …

Of course, the political calendar says we may be getting ahead ourselves (in addition to locking up the Hannity vote, the Wall Street Journal already has an editorial out titled “Ben Carson for President”). There’s still 44 months to Election Day, and Hillary, Rubio, Ryan, Christie, and Biden all haven’t even declared their intentions yet.