Conservative talk radio host Larry Elder, who was unsuccessful in California's Recall Election in 2021, has announced his intention to run for president. He made the announcement on Tucker Carlson's show on Fox News, joining a growing Republican field led by former President Donald J. Trump and Gov. Ron DeSantis of Florida.
Elder comes from a family with strong military ties: his father was a World War II veteran and his older brother Kirk served in the Navy during the Vietnam era. Despite losing the California election with only 48 percent of the vote compared to Gov. Gavin Newsom's survival at 62 percent, Elder remains determined to pursue higher office.
The conservative commentator believes he has "a moral, religious, and patriotic duty" to run for president and cited policing and crime as two issues that concern him most ahead of the next election. In line with this announcement, an 'Elder for President' website was unveiled immediately following his declaration.
During previous appearances on various platforms, Elder has criticized Democrats' "woke" agenda along with their support for Black Lives Matter protests and claims of systemic racism within society.
On the opposing side, current President Joe Biden is expected to confirm whether or not he will be running for re-election within the coming weeks.
In response to Elder's announcement on Tucker Carlson’s show last night:
As more candidates join both parties' fields ahead of primaries season next year it will be interesting how these nominations take shape before ultimately deciding America’s future leadership direction come November 2024.