“I told them that I don’t have an advance copy because I don’t write out my speeches and I don’t use teleprompters …they asked more than once … I gave them the [Biblical] texts around which the remarks would be framed … I said read those texts, the remarks will be framed around those … that should have told them something,” Carson said in an interview with The Hill this week…

He says the Republican Party needs to quit paying lip service to minority communities and start forming a plan to win them over…

Carson concedes “it’s a tough road,” because Republicans must compete with “poisoned candy” of promised government handouts. Still, he said, the GOP should “try to gradually educate people as to the long-term effects of not developing their potential and where that leads.”