The Politico reported last week that there is much “chatter” and “buzz” in Republican circles about a possible Tucker Carlson presidential candidacy in 2024.
Carlson’s rising popularity and the fact that his message is resonating with so many people right now at this critical moment in our country’s history were both cited as factors that made a potential run more appealing and welcomed:
“Let me put it this way: If Biden wins and Tucker decided to run, he’d be the nominee,” said Sam Nunberg, a former top political aide to Trump who knows Carlson. But Nunberg said he doesn’t believe Carlson will run because “he’s so disgusted with politicians.”
Sixteen prominent Republicans interviewed by POLITICO said there’s an emerging consensus in the GOP that the 51-year-old Carlson would be formidable if he were to run. Some strategists aligned with other potential candidates are convinced he will enter the race and detect the outlines of a stump speech in Carlson’s recent Fox monologues. Others, particularly those who know him well, are skeptical that he would leave his prime-time TV gig.