Republican presidential candidate vows not to be intimidated by secular progressives in address to Liberty University. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).
ROUGH CUT (NO REPORTER NARRATION) STORY: Republican Presidential candidate Dr. Ben Carson in an address to Liberty University vowed that he would not be intimidated by secular progressives. "Our nation's survival as the pinnacle nation in the world, I believe is rooted in our values system, the values and principles that made us into a great nation," Carson said. "And the real question is are we willing to stand up for those values and principles, or will we allow ourselves to be intimidated by the secular progressives?" His comments came a day after a Republican debate and at a critical time in the race for the Republican nomination. Carson has faced a rough week of scrutiny about whether he embellished key aspects of his biography, At the debate Carson lashed out at his critics and said he did not like being "lied about." Carson has faced a series of reports in the past week casting doubt on his stories about his violent outbursts as a youth and a scholarship he said he was offered to the U.S. Military Academy at West Point.