Thursday night’s GOP Debate on Fox Business Network can only be described as a roller coaster of emotion; except that the roller coaster lulls you to sleep half the time and then jolts you awake with some crazy squabble between Cruz and Trump, or Cruz and Rubio, or Cruz and the audience.

Playing the part of sandman as always, Candidate Ben Carson seemed to be putting forth his best effort at being likable and not-asleep, using his first two speaking opportunities to crack jokes (and to laugh at his own jokes, too. C’mon, Carson, you’re not supposed to laugh at your own jokes).

This short clip pretty much sums up the entirety of Carson’s participation in the debate.

Ben Carson Had A Lot Of Deep Thoughts Tonight“Is this America anymore?” — Dr. Ben Carson shares his deep thoughts #GOPDebate

Posted by NowThis on Thursday, January 14, 2016

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