On February 7, 2013 this changed. Dr Ben Carson, the Pediatric Neurosurgery Director at the John Hopkins Hospital spoke.
What makes this unique and strange it is that he confronted the President directly over his awful policies and did so very boldly and very eloquently. As a result of this he became a political rock star. Many self-titled "Conservatives" (they would be true Conservatives but their imprudence disqualifies them in my view, but I still may like them as friends and respect that they are Patriots) quickly proclaimed this man must be elected President in 2016. Such declaration stinks of desperation.
This was not the beginning for Dr Carson but it is the event that brought him to the public eye.