Carson's personality is pretty much the opposite of Trump's
I find him very likable even when I don't always agree with him. He is also the opposite of Obama, who tends to act like snark is a substitute for reasoned argument. The weakness of Carson's persona shows up in debates where he does not speak in sound bites nor have the time to explain his position.
The candidate’s gentle demeanor has resonated with supporters as some recent polls show him now in the lead in the early-voting state of Iowa.