Via ABC News:
Republican presidential contender Dr. Ben Carson has put his public campaign events on hold for two more weeks to go on book tour for his new tome “A More Perfect Union” and catch up on fundraising events.
The campaign has been careful to separate campaign events and the book tour, and doesn’t want to classify the tour as related to the campaign in any way.
This week he is catching up on fundraising events and will be back on his book tour next week making stops in Texas, Oklahoma, Missouri, Kansas, Nebraska and Iowa. So for the next two weeks, Carson won’t be appearing at any public “campaign events.”
For a candidate at or near the top of the polls any public appearance is pretty much a campaign appearance. Also, a lot of modern presidential candidates are accused of running merely to sell books. Lines blur all over the place. Still, Republicans are held to a higher media standard than Democrats, so it is good that Carson is at least creating the appearance of not campaigning.
That doesn’t mean, however, that you can’t bring it up if you happen to find yourself in linet a one of his book signings.