Ben Carson Has Turned Into the GOP Clown

Can someone -- anyone -- please protect Ben Carson from himself?

The retired neurosurgeon has gone from being the most respected and well-liked member of the Republican Party to being its official clown. See here his defense of Corey Lewandowski, Donald Trump's campaign manager:

I quote:

From my contacts with Corey, he's a very intelligent and efficient individual. And I don't see any reason that, quite frankly, we should demonize him.

Carson then said that he'd be willing to listen to a good reason why Lewandowski should be demonized. The CNN host responded: "Well, he's charged with misdemeanor assault. A lot of people think that is a reason."

Carson's response had the CNN hosts' heads spinning:

Well, a lot of people have been charged with various things, that doesn't necessarily mean that we need to demonize them.

He proceeded to say that the host himself probably was also charged with a misdemeanor, to which the shocked host replied he hadn't.