Dr. Ben Carson comes to Birmingham - WBRC FOX6 News - Birmingham, AL

Dr. Ben Carson comes to Birmingham

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Folks lined up to meet Dr. Ben Carson Wednesday night at Alabama Booksmith in Homewood. The retired pediatric neurosurgeon and Fox News commentator was signing copies of his new book, One Nation.

Carson is a rising star among conservatives and has been mentioned as a 2016 presidential contender.

"Certainly, not something I desire to do. Everyone who goes into that office comes out looking 20 years older," said Carson, about the idea of being president.

"But sometimes you're placed in situations that are not your intended and you just have to deal with the situation. You know, I'll keep my eyes and ears open," he said.

Dr. Carson began getting national attention after he became an outspoken critic of the president's healthcare reform plan.

Dr. Carson is known for being the first surgeon to successfully separate twins who were joined at the head.

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