The topic of who will run for president in 2024 is on the minds of Americans.
While Democrats appear to be stuck with Joe Biden, Republicans have a pool of possible candidates for the 2024 presidential election.
Tucker Carlson, host of Fox News and co-founder of the Daily Caller, is a name that is frequently mentioned, even by Democrats.
Carlson is the leading mainstream voice for conservatives, and his Fox News show’s numbers reflect it. “Tucker Carlson Tonight” was the most-watched cable news program on Thursday, with 3,248 million viewers, surpassing both CNN and MSNBC’s rival programs by over 1 million people.
The Fox News presenter was the featured speaker at the FAMiLY Leadership Summit on Friday, fueling suspicions of a prospective presidential candidacy.
The renowned conservative meeting is renowned for offering clear avenues to the presidency for aspirant candidates who attend and speak, notably former President Donald Trump in 2016.
When it was announced in April that Carlson will attend the summit, CBS News’ Robert Costa believed that his appearance at what is likely the most significant conservative gathering in Iowa indicated that he intended to run for president.
Carlson announced on his Thursday show that Fox Nation will live stream his Friday afternoon speech at the FAMiLY Leadership Summit in Iowa as a special episode titled “Tucker Goes To Iowa,” complete with an image of Carlson’s image on an old campaign button.
“Tucker Carlson heading to Iowa, home of the presidential caucuses, this summer,” Costa tweeted. “Republicans with presidential aspirations have traditionally participated in this specific group’s gathering.
As a conservative, Tucker enjoys widespread support among Republicans.
In May of 2021, Republican pollster Frank Luntz assured the New York Times that Carlson will run for president.
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Luntz told NYT podcast host Kara Swisher that Carlson’s criticism of his involvement with pharmaceutical companies accused of fostering the opioid epidemic — as well as renting his massive D.C. penthouse apartment to Republican House Minority Leader Rep. Kevin McCarthy — was a way for Carlson to bolster his standing among influential conservatives.
“Tucker realizes that he can make any accusation he wants to make, and that cadre, because he’s very popular among a certain segment of conservatism. I think Tucker is running for president,” Luntz told Swisher. “I think that’s what he’s going to do. And I think he’s going to try to demonize and destroy anyone who might stand up against him. And that’s all that this is.”
But, Carlson doesn’t see himself as a Republican. He told Smith during the July Semafor interview that he despises the Republican Party. CONTINUE READING…