Carson: Biden will beat Clinton for Dem nomination
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GOP presidential candidate Ben CarsonBenjamin (Ben) Solomon CarsonTrump administration ending delay on over B in Puerto Rico disaster aid HUD to roll back Obama-era housing desegregation rule Trump tells California, New York to 'politely' ask him for help with homeless population MORE said on Tuesday that Vice President Biden is likely beating Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham Clinton Democrats plot new approach to win over rural voters The Memo: Sanders-Warren battle could reshape Democratic primary Rosenstein says he authorized release of Strzok-Page texts MORE for the 2016 Democratic nomination.

“I don’t think she’s going to be the nominee,” Carson told host Mike Gallagher on his nationally syndicated radio broadcast. “I don’t think that’s going to happen.”

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“Frankly, it’s going to be Vice President Biden,” Gallagher said. “Who do you think is going to be the Democrat nominee?”

“I would tend to agree with you at this stage from what I see out there,” Carson responded of a possible Biden campaign.

Carson then argued he is a challenging opponent for Clinton in a general election next year.

“My thought is that that would be too good to be true,” he said of meeting Clinton in the final stage of the 2016 presidential race.

“A candidate who is of, for and by the people and a candidate who is of, for and by the government,” Carson said. “I would love that contrast for the American people.”

“Let’s talk about the pros and cons of each of those,” the retired neurosurgeon added. “Let’s look at historically what each of those does.

“I think that would be a wonderful opportunity for the American people to really learn what is great about this nation.”

Carson’s remarks come as Clinton struggles with ongoing controversy over her use of a private email server when she was secretary of State. Voter concerns over the Democratic front-runner’s use of the server have gradually eroded her support across multiple national polls.

Clinton’s setbacks come as Biden weighs a potential third Oval Office bid after unsuccessful attempts in 1988 and 2008.

Carson, for his part, ranks second out of 15 Republican White House hopefuls across multiple national surveys. He currently has 17.3 percent voter support, according to the latest RealClearPolitics average of samplings.