Senator Barbara Mikulski of Maryland announced today that she will not seek a seventh term. That opens up, I think, a great opportunity for Dr. Ben Carson, who I believe lives in Maryland, having been associated with Johns Hopkins for many years. Dr. Carson has talked about running for president. He is a great guy and a tremendous asset to the Republican Party, but administering the executive branch is not an entry-level position for a politician. Carson, I think, would be ideally placed in the Senate.
Not only would Carson make a top-notch Senator, he is probably the only Republican with a good chance of flipping the seat. That would go a long way toward helping the GOP maintain control over the Senate in 2016. Ben Carson for Senate: it makes too much sense not to happen.