EDMOND, Okla. -- Republican presidential candidate Ben Carson paid a visit to the Sooner State Wednesday. Carson's campaign is hoping for power in numbers.
Judging by the long line of supporters gathered in front of Mardel Christian Book Store in Edmond, he's hoping Oklahomans will give his campaign just the push it needs.
"He's not about spending the big bucks to put this stuff on TV. He's about meeting the people one-on-one and letting them know who he is, what he stands for, returning the power to the people", said Carson supporter, David Steveson.
Between handshakes and signing copies of his book, "A More Perfect Union," Carson took a moment to address voters. The sometimes GOP front-runner was quick to point out that he does not pay much attention to how he stacks up against other candidates in the polls.
" I don't actually think about the other people who are running, I just think about the message that I'm putting out and the relationship to the American people, and how we are going to solve their problems," Carson said.
It's a message that seems to resonate well with his supporters here in Oklahoma.
"Dr. Carson is the kind of person who brings out the best in America, and he personally shows us the greatness of leadership", Bob Bishop told us as he waited in line.
Voter after voter waited patiently to meet Carson, each with their own idea of what matters most in a candidate.
"I think he's a great Christian man, and I think we need more of that in the United States because I think we've gone far away from that," said Diane Young.
Carson had some parting advice for Oklahoma voters.
"Don't listen to the political experts and the media, but use your own brain to think about what is good for you and for your family, what is good for the future of this country."
When asked about Vice President Joe Biden's decision not to run for President, Carson said it all but guarantees that Hillary Clinton will be the Democratic Nominee in 2016.