Ben Carson is calm at GOP debates: He also closes his eyes when he speaks (Video).

Watch Calm Ben Carson Lull Himself to Sleep Listening to His Own Voice, Again and Again

Watch Calm Ben Carson Lull Himself to Sleep Listening to His Own Voice, Again and Again

Slate in motion.
Oct. 28 2015 3:57 PM

Sweet Dreams, Dr. Carson

Close your eyes, only for a moment.

sleepingcarson

Photo Illustration by Aymann Ismail.

New GOP presidential front-runner Ben Carson is, in case you haven’t heard, a very successful neurosurgeon. He’s also preternaturally calm. So calm, it appears, that even the sound of his own voice has the ability to make his eyelids heavy. What we’re saying is that he closes his eyes while speaking in public. Like, a lot.

In tribute, the video above showcases the soothing tenor of the good doctor’s hushed political diatribes, backed fittingly by one of rock ’n’ roll’s all-time great bands (just kidding, it’s Kansas). Close your eyes, Dr. Carson, only for a moment.

Shon Arieh-Lerer is a writer, producer, and a member of the comedy group His Majesty, the Baby.

Aymann Ismail is a Slate video producer/editor.

A.J. McCarthy is a Slate writer and producer.