Twitchy was thrilled to announce earlier today that Dr. Ben Carson, whose speech at the National Prayer Breakfast quickly became a viral hit, had joined Twitter. Carson didn’t have much time to tweet today other than to announce his hour-long appearance on Sean Hannity’s Fox News program, but that didn’t stop him from garnering more than 13,000 followers.

Here’s video of the full interview:

So, Twitter, what did you think?

https://twitter.com/GOPfashionista/status/302610031420002304

  • nc

    Dr. Carson gives me real hope for the first time in a very long time.

  • nc

    Dr. Carson gives me real hope for the first time in a very long time.

  • IfYouHaveToAsk

    Y’all need to watch “Gifted Hands”

    • HARP2

      I did already…….great story.

    • HARP2

      I did already…….great story.

    • Emily B

      I watched it the other night. Awesome.

    • Emily B

      I watched it the other night. Awesome.

  • IfYouHaveToAsk

    Y’all need to watch “Gifted Hands”

  • HARP2

    Dr. Carson is the real deal. Not some made up version like Barry.

    • Teddi

      I watched some of this and I must say I was impressed w/ Dr. Carson. Not something I easily admit…

      • HJD

        could you do us all a favor and explain why it’s not easy for you to admit when you are impressed? Thank you…

        • http://twitter.com/equaltreatment Elaine

          I’ll tell you. Not many have the guts to speak that kind of TRUTH these days, especially if it is in opposition to Obama. Impressive!

  • HARP2

    Dr. Carson is the real deal. Not some made up version like Barry.

  • John LaRosa

    Dr. Carson disrupts a false narrative. Enter Gloria Allred in 3……..2…….1

  • John LaRosa

    Dr. Carson disrupts a false narrative. Enter Gloria Allred in 3……..2…….1

  • Love of Country

    This man will inspire you ….. and that makes him the most dangerous of threats to the Left. I pray he runs and I pray he has thick skin.

    • Lady 12

      Especially the thick skin. He’ll need more than the average GOP candidate.

      • plumberskid

        I can tell you, that as a surgeon, his skin is plenty thick. It had to be for him to make it through training, and I suspect it was even tougher for him as a black man in a predominantly white field.

    • Lady 12

      Especially the thick skin. He’ll need more than the average GOP candidate.

    • rivers

      It’s going to take a lot more than thick skin. This Obamedia machine has perfected isolating and destroying the reputations of decent, intelligent and sincere people in complete collusion with the media. It is large scale and it is organized and it has to be recognized for the threat that it is and properly addressed.

      • plumberskid

        It’s time for the conservatives to take pre-emptive action, to be proactive for a change. It’s time for us to put some money together and buy lots and lots of full page ads in every major newspaper (especially the leftist rags), and ad space on the net (especially the leftist pages) calling the left out on what they are about to do to him.

      • Worship Dancer

        yep. he needs to be especially careful about what the obamabots will do to smear his reputation and career as a surgeon. would NOT surprise me if “suddenly” the DEA began “investigating” him.

    • Elaine

      Funny how they always defend anything a black person says, no matter how absurd! When the black is “conservative” however, they have no problem attacking, even when he speaks the truth and makes so much sense!

    • Avey Owyns

      I think he’ll receive most backlash from Republican candidates themselves.

  • Love of Country

    This man will inspire you ….. and that makes him the most dangerous of threats to the Left. I pray he runs and I pray he has thick skin.

  • Maxx

    If the Lord doesn’t “grab you by the collar” Dr. Carson, the rest of us just might.

    What a way to bookend a career. In 1987, you made medical history by becoming the first surgeon to successfully separate conjoined twins. Now it’s time to bring a nation together.

    Please consider 2016.

  • Maxx

    If the Lord doesn’t “grab you by the collar” Dr. Carson, the rest of us just might.

    What a way to bookend a career. In 1987, you made medical history by becoming the first surgeon to successfully separate conjoined twins. Now it’s time to bring a nation together.

    Please consider 2016.

  • http://granitegrok.com/author/mike Mike Rogers

    Fabulous. I saw the video of the prayer breakfast and immediately reposted it.
    Thankyou TiVo. I read about this here about halfway through the repeat of Hannity, but we still able to record the whole thing to watch tomorrow.
    Thankyou Star Parker for CURE, and for getting talent like this on the board. THESE people are the true disciples of Dr Martin Luther King- they have character, and they believe in judging their fellow men by the content of their character. They don’t have to say Obama is lacking, it is obvious compared to someone like this!

  • http://granitegrok.com/author/mike Mike Rogers

    Fabulous. I saw the video of the prayer breakfast and immediately reposted it.
    Thankyou TiVo. I read about this here about halfway through the repeat of Hannity, but we still able to record the whole thing to watch tomorrow.
    Thankyou Star Parker for CURE, and for getting talent like this on the board. THESE people are the true disciples of Dr Martin Luther King- they have character, and they believe in judging their fellow men by the content of their character. They don’t have to say Obama is lacking, it is obvious compared to someone like this!

  • Maxx

    This won’t go down easy with the haters. I can see it now.

    Liberals report Dr. Carson joined Twitter and within hours, 14,200 “racists” are now following him.

    …wait for it.

    • mamajt

      Bullseye, Maxx!

    • Junie3

      But aren’t we racists of all colors? He”s black with black parents, double racism. How can we like this man, OMG the horror of it all.

    • Elaine

      I already saw the old stand by “Uncle Tom” remarks. ugh

  • nc

    The fastest hour in Hannity history.

    • Red Fred

      Truly. A great American who utilized the means to elevate himself. Having made achievements he is qualified to lead others down the path to success.

  • $23629333

    Does Dr. Carson have a divorce in his past? If he does, then – like Jack Ryan in 2004 – he’ll find the details publicized by the Demedia.* If he doesn’t the toilet dwellers will be checking his garbage and his e-mails for anything “juicy.”

    Buford Pusser, where are you when we need you?

    (* short for Democratic media)

    • http://twitter.com/equaltreatment Elaine

      If he were a Liberal Democrat he could steal, lie, cheat, abuse women, dogs and other animals, even murder, and it would be okay with them. It’s all about their goal of total control with one party rule. Voters better be careful what they wish for!

    • plumberskid

      I’m pretty sure that the only thing they’ll find on him is what he already admitted to in his autobiography, and that’s nothing compared to what we know (and we still know next to nothing) about Obama. Anything the Dems try to attack him on can be easily countered with quotes and pics of ObamaAlmighty.

    • Worship Dancer

      AND if they can’t find anything REAL then they will make up stuff.

  • Junie3

    It rebroadcasts tonight at 10:00.

  • http://twitter.com/jimni27 Jimni27

    Love this man and his message. This man is a true uniter. The best part is how he does it without tearing down Obama. Rubio kind of does that too to a lesser extent- it’s no wonder Carson said he likes him. The way they get their message across could really bring in the independents.

  • conservativemomma

    God hears prayers…Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God.

  • JustLikeAnimals

    What a great American!

    I already feel sorry for him for the liberal beating he is about to take from the racist, intolerant, hate-filled left.

  • RightThinking1

    On a related note, ABC reports “Obama Heads to Florida for Weekend With the Boys”
    http://abcnews.go.com/Sports/wireStory/obama-treats-boys-weekend-florida-18518504

    I await shrill, spittle-soaked outrage from Chris Matthews regarding the dog whistle usage of ‘boys’.

    • Worship Dancer

      nah won’t happen. abc is as much a lapdog as chris “tingles” matthews

  • RightThinking1

    Obama heard muttering angrily under his breath as he left Prayer Breakfast, “Who the hell invited that SOB? Holder…, I want everything you can find on him…, IRS, College Records, voter registration, everything since he was born. I want to know about every time he has even sneezed…, send everything you find to Media Matters”

    • Worship Dancer

      he probably also told holder to start a DEA investigation into some made up crap with his medical license.

  • Harry A

    Dr. Ben Carson has been an inspiration of mine for quite sometime, i’m glad that many are also finding his story one to look up too. I wonder though, how long this will laugh because Ben Carson is not a regular “conservative”. note, although Sean quickly passed over it, Ben Carson comes out very strongly against war, and against all the wars we have gotten ourselves in. I say this, because two months from now i do not want to be reading Ben Carson the “the leftist” he’s just a “RINO” etc. See what you are getting now, this man is neither Republican nor Democrat but as truly Independent and common-sense as they come.

    • Penmar

      That he is neither Republican or Democrat is not a bad thing, Marty, matter of fact it might the best thing to come along in quite some time.

  • ZoriahShepard

    Dr. Carson is indeed a patriot. A courageous, smart brave person. I’d rather not see him run for President as it could change him and I would hate to see his opponents try to destroy him. I’d be much happier if he remained as he is and continued to speak the truth and inspire everyone around him.

    • Rena

      I couldn’t agree more. Politics seems to change a person, even one as good as him. Politics seems to destroy people and he is too good a man to see that happen to.

  • Worship Dancer

    DR BEN CARSON FOR PREZ 2016 — I’M IN

  • LochGates44

    He’s too good a man to be President.

  • R0nin

    This is the second time I’ve listened to Dr. Carson speak. The more I listen, the more he enunciates his beliefs, the more I like it. I think it’s _way_ premature to say he would be a good President, but I’ve followed him on Twitter and will continue to listen.

  • r_coplin2001

    Now this is one person that i would vote for as he makes a lot of common sence unlike our current President.

  • Gallatin

    Dr. Ben Carson for President!

  • blueniner

    I wish Hannuty wouldnt interupt his guests so much.

  • QBallBrasil

    For the past six years I’ve raised the question as to where the voices of moderation, unification and compromise have gone in the past 40 years. This Doctor is one I trust to mend wounds and not create them. Who also has a bed side manner of empathy & concern. For the partisan MSM pundits who criticize Dr. Carson? Time to take your medicine.

    Carson / Rubio 2016.

  • johnny lombardo

    Thanks Dr.Carson,for standing up for The America, I never lost hope,being a single Dad for 14yrs.raising 2 boys,God bless your Mom,for what she,went though,for her boys,Thanks Mrs.Carson,for not giving up! and brining your son Dr.Carson into this world,what Lady & what a man. WOW regards, Johnny Lombardo

  • Guest

    Dr. Carson is going to become the target of the Comrades’ smear machine…
    an articulate, ethical black Conservative is anathema to their racist agenda.

  • Renny

    Not jumping on the bandwagon. I don’t know that much about this man. Niether does anyone else.