by Tony Lee 22 Jul 2014, 2:22 PM PDT
On Tuesday, Dr. Ben Carson said he is starting to think about running for the White House in 2016.
Carson, the retired brain surgeon, won a Western Conservative Summit straw poll this weekend in Colorado, and the Draft Ben Carson for President Committee has raised more than similar groups for Hillary Clinton and Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) have.
"I certainly didn't give it much thought early on," he said on Fox News before noting that "there's just hundreds of people" who are "so enthusiastic" every place he goes.
Carson mentioned that hundreds turned out for a book signing on Monday evening at Costco, and he said, of the enthusiastic response he receives, "I can't simply ignore it."
"So I am starting to think about it," he said. "But it certainly wasn't on my bucket list when I retired."