Larry Elder, the well-known conservative personality, just said that there is a “strong possibility” that he will make a run for the U.S. presidency in 2024.
Elder indicated as much in a recent interview that he did with Fox 11 Los Angeles. The interview took place during an episode of The Issue Is: with Elex Michaelson.
During the interview, Elder revealed that he has been “thinking about” announcing his 2024 candidacy for the U.S. presidency. He didn’t do so on the program, but he did pitch his candidacy to Americans.
Elder, during the interview, gave a preview of some of the issues that he would look to focus on, including energy independence, the economy, and the southern border crisis. Elder also pointed to some issues that he believes he is uniquely qualified to address.
“There are two things that I think I bring to the table,” Elder said. “One of them is this reputation that America is systemically racist. And, the second is the importance of family.”
Regarding the latter, which Elder called “the number one issue facing America,” the Daily Wire reports:
Elder has long addressed the absence of fathers impacting black American families nationwide . . . According to Elder, 70% of black children grow up without a father, while 40% of all children in America experience fatherlessness in the home.
This is not the first time that Elder has revealed that he is seriously thinking about running for the presidency in 2024.
Back in September, he told the Des Moine Register:
I’m running for president. And, I’m not running against anybody on the Republican side — I’m running against Joe Biden if he runs, or Kamala Harris if she runs.
Elder, of course, is far better known for his work as a conservative author, columnist, and talk show host. But, he has recently gained some election experience.
Elder was one of the individuals who ran to replace California Gov. Gavin Newsom (D) in 2021 when Newsom faced a runoff election. Newsom won that race easily.
Does he have a chance?
Based on recent polling, it is hard to believe that Elder would stand a chance if he were to run as a Republican for the presidency in 2024. That’s because polls have made it clear that former President Donald Trump and Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis (R) are, by far, the favorites to win the 2024 Republican primary.
But, Elder appeared optimistic during his Fox 11 interview.
“A smaller percentage of the public has said they want [Trump] to run,” Elder said. “A greater percentage has said they want Ron DeSantis to run.”
“It’s not going to be a coronation,” Elder added.