A day after firing up conservatives and hinting at his own political aspirations at a conference in
Carson, who is not enrolled in a party in Maryland, placed seventh in a presidential straw poll during this weekend's
"What I've been talking about, if you distill it, it's not really right stuff or left stuff it's logical stuff," he said. "I think a lot of Democrats are just as interested in harmony and progress as Republicans are."
Asked by host
Carson, who became a sensation in national conservative circles after giving the keynote address at the National Prayer Breakfast in February, said Republicans lost the 2012 presidential race in part because of systemic problems with how elections are carried out.