Creepy voice, creepy man? Ben Carson and the 3 Cs
Ben Carson on “Meet the Press” with Chuck Todd.
What could go wrong?
Sure, you want a president who remains calm. But I just happened to turn away from the TV today while Chuck Todd interviewed the Republican candidate for president, Ben Carson (leading Trump in the Iowa polls right now). And I made the mistake of listening.
There are only a handful of actors who could do this voice, or have, and the role would be (or is) a soft-spoken serial killer. Sorry, Ben. You have the world’s creepiest voice.
I understand that this is not the most rational way for me to pursue my duty as a responsible citizen of the United States of America. But I have a feeling (and aren’t feelings important, too?) that many, many people do it exactly this way. One moment, on a sunny Sunday (if it’s Sunday, it must be “Meet the Press,” although Chuck Todd now claims it’s every day, 24/7, because, hey, they’re online and stuff), an impression is made. Good or bad. Indelibly. Bam!
Do not try this at home. Please consider a candidate’s overall character, record, etc., before casting that all-important vote.
Carson has impressive control. Every tiny vocal nuance rolls out like medicine, just the right temperature, but unpleasant somehow. I can’t shake the idea that sociopaths exhibit similar exquisite control. (Carl Eugene [Coral] Watts, are you listening?) This is something you can try at home: Dim the lights, find a comfortable chair, and listen—just listen—to Ben Carson.
It’s the three Cs for me today: calm (Carson), clamorous (Trump), and creepy. And Carson trumps Trump in the creepy category. I don’t see a lot of creepy around Trump, unless you’re creeped out by uninformed, impulsive risk-taking.
So Dr. Carson and his creepy voice will never get my vote. But it’s cool that this happened to me around Halloween. Great time for goosebumps. And, frankly, based on his positions, I wouldn’t have voted for him anyway.
Posted on October 25, 2015, in Campaign 2016, Politics, Presidential Campaign and tagged Ben Carson, Campaign 2016, Carl Eugene Watts, Chuck Todd, Donald Trump, Halloween, Meet the Press, serial killers. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.