MILNER, Ga. - Dr. Ben Carson told Georgia supporters Sunday that he plans to stay in the presidential race, despite rumors he will soon drop out of the running.
The retired neurosurgeon spoke to a crowd of more than 1,100 people inside Rock Springs Church in Milner.
"The people are saying, please don't stop," said Carson. "Please give us a good choice. We don't want to be choosing from the least worst individual. We want somebody we can really believe in."
Carson decided not to focus too much on the issues, saying the venue called for him to share his faith instead.
"I'm not going to give a political speech, but I want to talk about my relationship with the Lord, which is really the only reason that I entered the slimy world of politics," he laughed.
Joe and Aline Travis drove from their home near Peachtree City to hear from Dr. Carson in person.
"I want him to be President. I would vote for him in a minute," said Aline Travis. "I hope he does well, but I know he's behind, but we're here just to support him."
Dr. Carson trails the republican front runners by a significant margin. So far, he has claimed 4 delegates to Donald Trump's 70. Carson, however, did not seem to be too worried about the standings.
"By Tuesday, I may have 70," he countered.
Jerome Pope agreed with Carson. The former Jeb Bush supporter, made the trip from Atlanta to see his new candidate of choice.
"The underdog is always not on the front row," explained Pope. "So, you never know what's going to happen at the end."
One phrase was glaringly absent from Carson's remarks--he never said the words "vote for me."
"That will be their decision," Carson said. "You didn't hear me ask for a single vote."