Thousands gathered at a Christian bookstore in Edmond Wednesday for a chance to meet Republican presidential hopeful Ben Carson.
Carson spent several hours signing books, but he did take a few minutes to talk about the issues facing Oklahoma voters including what his national plan for education would be. Carson told reporters he believes it’s a state issue.
"Well, I’m not sure there is a national plan except to try to return education to a more local level. The best education is the education that is closest to home. So, we have to give people choice so we don’t have people stuck in school systems that are not working."
Travis Montgomery says he plans to vote for Carson because of what he’s read in his books.
"He’s basically a leader. He’s the opposite of what we have right now in office. He sees a problem, tries to formulate a solution and develops as team instead of just his way or the highway."
Montgomery says in light of current international affairs, he also likes Carson's plan for places like Iraq and Afghanistan.
Carson spent most of his time signing books, but in his brief press availability, he also talked about his campaign, his plan for a renewed Environmental Protection Agency and the future of energy development in the United States.