Btw republicans like Cruz have distanced themselves from the kalabs Carson and Trump. Cruz said Carson's stance on Muslims presidents is unconstitutional which is true.
Popular among his base? Yes. But popular among the general electoral map? No. No Republican will ever win an election talking like that.GOP are extreme radical Chrisians. Their base is made up of rich millionaires who wants tax cuts and inbred redneck Christian right wing nutjobs. So Carson's comments will only make him more popular.