The Dwindling List of 2016 Presidential Candidates

November 2016 may be months away, but when it comes to election season, the United States is well in the thick of it

BEN CARSON

Carson's roots are in medicine – he was the much-revered head of pediatric neurosurgery at Johns Hopkins – and he has never held an elected position throughout his career. Running as a Republican, he's been a vocal opponent of Obamacare, and he is known for making eyebrow-raising remarks, like comparing the mind-set of ISIS to that of the Founding Fathers. However, he's gaining steam, following Trump in the majority of American polls.