Meridian, Miss. Hundreds of people turned out Thursday for a book-signing in Meridian that featured well-known retired neurosurgeon- turned-author, Dr. Ben Carson. It was part of his national book tour. In less than an hour all 500 copies of his new book, 'One Nation: What We Can All Do To Save America's Future,' were sold.
"I already had one of his other books, and I bought four more for me and my children," said Jean York.
Dr. Carson says the book's message is simple.
"I really think that the American people are actually starting to wake up and realize that the country is supposed to be theirs," says Carson.
Noted for being the first surgeon to successfully separate twins conjoined at the head, there's currently a push among some conservatives for Dr. Carson to run for president in 2016. We talked with Dr. Carson about whether or not he's planning to seek the office.
"The good Lord knows the answer to that, but I'm keeping my eyes open. It's obviously not something that I find desirable because everybody who goes into that office, be it four or eight years, look like they've been there for 25 and I don't need all of that extra stress. At the same time I do see that we're in a lot of trouble. Hopefully, someone else will come along and get a lot of attention and traction," Carson said.
Despite some reservations at this time, Carson went on to say that a continued push to get him to run for office could sway his thoughts.
"I would have to listen if it continues, yes," he said.
Meanwhile, with large turnouts at his book tour so far, Dr. Carson says his aim right now is to reach Americans.
"I want the people of America to recognize that we the people are not each other's enemies," said Carson. "The real enemies are those people who are driving wedges into any little crack to create a war."