Today Walt Bennetti, political blogger from joined 'Mornings With Ken and Bernie' and discussed the Values Voters Summit Straw Poll and EBT issues this weekend.

Aside from the fact he's not that interested in 'straw polls', much less polls three years prior to an event, Bennetti said of the Values Voters straw poll,

I did think it was interesting that Dr. Ben Carson actually came in second.  A man who's never run for anything and wasn't campaigning but was there to give a speech.  He came in second in the straw poll for President.  A distant second to Texas Senator Ted Cruz.  But the fact that he even showed up ahead of some heavily political people.  Former Pennsylvania Senator Rick Santorum came in third.  Rand Paul who has been the Tea Party darling and had the big filibuster a couple months back came in fourth.  He got half the vote that Dr. Carson did.  Marco Rubio the Florida Senator touted as being the Republican hope in 2016 came in fifth.  Our own Governor, Bobby Jindal...well he didn't show up at all.

Even though Dr. Ben Carson is not officially running for any office he's being asked to speak at many events around the country and Bennetti noted Carson had some sharp words for President Obama.

On Friday, Dr. Carson compared Obamacare to slavery...He said that Obamacare is the worst thing to happen to the nation since slavery.  He said, in a way it is slavery because it's making all of us subservient to the government.  He also said what we've talked about and many people have said, that Obamacare was not about healthcare but about control.

With the glitch in the EBT system (Electronic Benefits Transfer) this weekend, Bennetti learned something new about the program.  According to Bennetti,

There was actually a power outage in the system that Xerox runs for the government.  I was not aware that Xerox was involved with EBT and food stamps and the SNAP program in Louisiana.  That was certainly interesting to me. There were a lot of unhappy people over the weekend.

Bennetti noted,

You see how a simple thing like a computer and a computer glitch can tie up the system.  Back to Obamacare obviously we're seeing that with computer glitches left and right.

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