Within evangelical circles, Ben Carson has been really impressing people — really impressing them. He is sincere in his faith. He is an honest, good man who is both accomplished and soft spoken.
Evangelicals like Carson and I hear from a lot of them and keep up with them. What I’ve been hearing tonight though is that many of those who love Carson are seriously looking at Rubio. I’ve reached out all night to evangelicals — pastors and leaders in the evangelical community who have been very pro-Carson. Though not unanimous, there’s been a real shift toward Rubio.
In the past few weeks, it has been subtle, but not trending. It picked up steam in the past week and tonight is a definite trend. Rubio is beginning to consolidate evangelicals. Hiring Eric Teetsel yesterday was a timely hire.