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Dr. Ben Carson speaks to reporters outside Lifeway Christian Store.
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Dr. Ben Carson greets a fan during his book signing at Lifeway Christian Store.
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Dr. Ben Carson's stop in Shreveport was part of his One Nation 2014 book tour.
Dr. Ben Carson spent an hour signing copies of his books at the Lifeway Christian Store on Youree Drive on June 3.
The book signing was part of his One Nation 2014 National Book Tour that also makes stops in Texas, Alabama, Oklahoma, Tennessee, Florida, Mississippi and Georgia.
Dr. Carson is a retired neurosurgeon and is currently a FOX News contributor as well as a New York Times bestselling author of the books Gifted Hands and America the Beautiful.
While at Lifeway, Dr. Carson signed copies of his latest book, One Nation: What We Can All Do To Save America's Future, and posed for photos with each person who received an autograph.
It was a festive occasion with an estimated 700 people in attendance, many of them asking him to run for president in the next election.
There was even a person asking others to sign a petition for Dr. Carson to run for office and was offering free bumper stickers that proclaimed, "Run Ben Run!"
Dr. Carson's wife and co-author of the book One Nation, Candy Carson, was also in attendance. She was not part of the book signing but autographed copies for anyone who approached her. She hopes that One Nation serves a purpose before the upcoming elections.
"We're hoping that we are going to wake up people for the November election, that's what it's about," Mrs. Carson said. "Right now, a lot of people don't realize that we are on a precipice and we are about to go off a fiscal cliff, if we don't get people out in November to help us stop all the spending."
One Nation: What We Can All Do To Save America's Future is a book that offers a plan to change the current path the nation is on by bringing all Americans together to solve problems, regardless of party lines.
"We're almost to a point of no return now. We really want to make sure that there's something there for our children and our grandchildren. That's one of the main points that we are getting across in the book is for people to come out in November."
Yet despite all of the clamoring during the evening for her husband to run for political office, Mrs. Carson was unsure if he would.
"I don't know, that's up to God. He doesn't feel the call and I don't mind that he doesn't feel the call. Hopefully, someone will come along that will capture the imagination of the people and we will get right behind them."
By Matthew Pizzolato