Hey Cal....get over it. This president shows little if any regard for such gatherings anyway. In 2009 he refused to attend the national day of prayer which other presidents have attended. Hasn't there been enough disengenuous stuff when it comes to this guy? Dr. Carson was right on the money....he was not rude or necessarily confrontational. He shared some highlights of his story and clearly demonstrated his knowledge of what it takes to exercise personal responsiblity and become successful, certainly more inspirational than the lowered expectations of the "administration".