We are getting close to the first Republican debate on Thursday August 6th.  Two men who should make the cut of Top 10 in the national polls are Rand Paul and Ben Carson.  Let’s have a look at these men and put them in a CAGE MATCH!

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Let’s have a look at Rand Paul first.

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Here is some background information on Senator Paul.

United States Senator
from Kentucky
Incumbent
Assumed office
January 3, 2011
Serving with Mitch McConnell
Preceded by Jim Bunning
Personal details
Born Randal Howard Paul
January 7, 1963 (age 52)
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, U.S.
Political party Republican
Spouse(s) Kelley Ashby (1990–present)
Relations Ron Paul (Father)
Children 3
Alma mater Baylor University (no degree)
Duke University School of Medicine (M.D.)
Religion Presbyterianism[1]

Now let’s have a look at Dr. Carson.  Not a politician, like Donald Trump, Dr. Carson is a very successful pediatric surgeon.

Born Benjamin Solomon Carson
September 18, 1951 (age 63)
Detroit, Michigan, United States
Fields Pediatric Neurosurgery
Institutions Johns Hopkins Hospital
Alma mater Yale University
University of Michigan
Known for Separation of conjoined twins
Hemispherectomy
Conservative political commentary
Notable awards Presidential Medal of Freedom
Ford’s Theatre Lincoln Medal
Spouse Lacena “Candy” (Rustin) Carson(m. 1975)
Children 3 sons:
Murray
Benjamin, Jr.
Rhoeyce

Before the Republican field grew and grew to its current list of 17 candidates, and before Donald Trump captured the media spotlight, both Rand Paul and Ben Carson were gaining a lot of supporters everyday.  In the latest polls, they’re now in the middle of the pack.  In the Real Clear Politics average of 6 top national polls for the week of August 2nd, 2015, Senator Paul is at 5.2% and Dr. Carson is at 6.0%, very close and trailing 5 other candidates with Trump all the way up at 22%.

Our CAGE MATCH prediction:  Ben Carson by a nose, and more than likely his best role will be as a potential VP running mate to another leading candidate like Walker, Bush, Cruz, or perhaps even Trump.  Senator Paul is doing a good job in the Senate and should stay there and continue his work.  May the best candidate prevail!

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