Acouple thoughts for you to ponder. First, there is no doubt about it, campaign season has already started. Second ... Oh. My. God!!!!!\u00a0We have 18 months to suffer through a bunch of people making fools of themselves, and then decide which of the clowns will best lead this nation ... and the free world! Hey! Don\u2019t misunderstand. It\u2019s great stuff for me. Campaign season is for a columnist like myself, what Christmas is to a pastor or priest. Way too easy! At Christmastime, pastors looking for a sermon topic don\u2019t need to be waffling around on the dark side of the prophet Nahum. The sermon basically writes itself. During a busy campaign season such as this is shaping up to be, I only need to wait for Monday\u2019s news to see who has said what stupid thing, and then wonder - \u201cIs this the best we can do???\u201d To wit, Dr. Ben Carson. Carson recently announced his candidacy to be the GOP choice to run in 2016. He is quite a popular figure. Quite a charmer. I can only say, \u201cThank you! Thank you!! Thank you!!!\u201d This guy is already making Sarah Palin look like a well-honed, finely-tuned political maven. There\u2019s no doubt Carson is intelligent. He is, after all, a neurosurgeon.\u00a0But being intelligent doesn\u2019t guarantee you\u2019re smart. Carson ain\u2019t. This guys has said some really stupid things, and one has to wonder if he believes the stuff emanating from his pie-hole. For example ... Carson famously suggested prison rape proved - beyond a shadow of a doubt - that homosexuality was a matter of lifestyle choice. \u201cA lot of people who go into prison ...go into prison straight ...a nd when they come out, they\u2019re gay,\u201d Carson noted during a CNN interview a while back. \u201cSo, did something happen while they were in there? Ask yourself that question.\u201d Now, that may well be one of the dumbest things I\u2019ve ever heard. And he is a medical doctor! Of course, Carson immediately blamed the left-leaning media for taking his words out of context. Then, to cover his kiester, he announced he would not discuss same-sex anything ever again! Whatever. Carson doesn\u2019t just need a single topic to set himself out as a ... um ... er ... character. During the Values Voters Summit last year, he claimed President Obama\u2019s healthcare reforms would be remembered as one of the worst thing to stain this nation since ...well, read for yourself: \u201cObamaCare is the worst thing that has happened in this nation since slavery,\u201d he said. \u201c In a way, it is slavery, because it is making all of us subservient to the government.\u201d Then, of course, there was Carson warning the country - via FOX News - that the Obama administration planned on canceling the 2016 elections so Obama could continue to be president-dictator! \u201cCertainly there\u2019s the potential because you have to recognize that we have a rapidly increasing national debt, a very unstable financial foundation, and you have all these things going on like the ISIS crisis that could very rapidly change things that are going on in our nation. And unless we begin to deal with these things in a comprehensive way and in a logical way, there is no telling what could happen in just a couple of years.\u201d Then Carson took a stand against the Advanced Placement curriculum, specifically the history part of AP. He claimed kids studying such a curriculum would learn all about civil disobedience and would scurry out to join terror organizations. \u201cI think most people when they finish that course, they\u2019d be ready to go sign up for ISIS,\u201d said Carson. A slight stretch of the imagination. Carson also has a fascination with history and Nazi Germany. First, in early 2014, he compared Democrats to Nazis saying, \u201cThere comes a time when people with values simply have to stand up. Think about Nazi Germany. Most of those people did not believe in what Hitler was doing. But did they speak up? Did they stand up for what they believe in? They did not, and you saw what happened.\u201d Then he suggested liberals had turned this country into something not dissimilar to Nazi Germany. \u201cI mean, America is very much like Nazi Germany. And I know you\u2019re not supposed to say \u2018Nazi Germany,\u2019 but I don\u2019t care about political correctness. You know, you had a government using its tools to intimidate the population. We now live in a society where people are afraid to say what they actually believe.\u201d Sigh. Then he had to take on the president\u2019s appearance. When it was noted Pres. Obama always was well turned out and dressed well, Carson countered with \u201cLike most psychopaths. That\u2019s why they\u2019re successful. That\u2019s the way they look. They all look great.\u201d Campaign season has just begun. There\u2019s much more to come.