Tucker Carlson To Speak in Iowa, Sparks 2024 Speculation

  

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Via:  john-russell  •  4 weeks ago  •  6 comments

By:   Alex Griffing (Mediaite)

Tucker Carlson To Speak in Iowa, Sparks 2024 Speculation
Fox News' top-rated host Tucker Carlson will headline the 2022 Family Leadership Summit in Des Moines, Iowa this July, the group announced Tuesday

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By Alex GriffingApr 26th, 2022, 4:36 pm Twitter share button

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Fox New's top-rated host Tucker Carlson will headline the 2022 FAMiLY Leadership Summit in Des Moines, Iowa this July, announced the FAMiLY Leader on Tuesday.

The FAMiLY Leader is a socially conservative Chrisitan political organization, whose annual gathering has become a regular stomping ground for potential GOP presidential candidates. In 2021, the FAMiLY Leadership Summit was addressed by potential 2024 presidential candidates like former VP Mike Pence, former Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, and South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem (R-SD).

The announcement Carlson would address the summit was quickly shared and reshared by political pundits and observers speculating on the Fox News host's future ambitions.

"Tucker Carlson heading to Iowa, home of the presidential caucuses, this summer. This particular group's gathering has long been an event attended by Republicans with presidential ambitions," wrote CBS News' Robert Costa.


Tucker Carlson heading to Iowa, home of the presidential caucuses, this summer. This particular group's gathering has long been an event attended by Republicans with presidential ambitions. https://t.co/Ak6H9NTeri — Robert Costa (@costareports) April 26, 2022

"Tucker Carlson is appearing at the Family Leader summit in Iowa, a typically influential political forum in Iowa GOP politics ahead of presidential cycles," noted the New York Times's Maggie Haberman.

Lincoln Project co-founder and one-time GOP political operative Rick Wilson replied to Haberman: "He's running!"


He's running! https://t.co/CnXqHQzp2s — Rick Wilson (@TheRickWilson) April 26, 2022

Author Bakari Sellers commented, "I've told anyone whod listen he's a dark horse for the GOP nomination. You put bigotry in a brooks brothers suit, you have a chance."


I've told anyone whod listen he's a dark horse for the GOP nomination.

You put bigotry in a brooks brothers suit, you have a chance. https://t.co/ZdfidCJCJ5

— Bakari Sellers (@Bakari_Sellers) April 26, 2022

Brent Griffiths, a senior politics reporter for Insider, noted of the event:

Same event where Trump said John McCain was not a war hero because he was captured — lots of crazy moments over the years


Same event where Trump said John McCain was not a war hero because he was captured — lots of crazy moments over the years https://t.co/Qc1xAKWMV2 — Brent D. Griffiths (@BrentGriffiths) April 26, 2022

Shane Goldmacher , a national politics reporter at the Times , jested, "The old saying that no one winds up in Iowa by accident…"


The old saying that no one winds up in Iowa by accident… https://t.co/hXuapPrug7 — Shane Goldmacher (@ShaneGoldmacher) April 26, 2022

Journalist David Freedlander, however, poured some cold water on the idea of Carlson running, writing:

"Before everyone gets too excited, just take a breath: no way someone gives up a lucrative TV bid to run for president, especially considering that they would have their finances and personal life examined in way they haven't been before. Guy's never been elected to anything!"


Before everyone gets too excited, just take a breath: no way someone gives up a lucrative TV bid to run for president, especially considering that they would have their finances and personal life examined in way they haven't been before.

Guy's never been elected to anything! https://t.co/5BBEMmo2fD

— David Freedlander (@freedlander) April 26, 2022

Only time will tell whose take is correct on Carlson's intentions, but if the frenzy of speculation regarding Carlson's speech is an indication of anything it's that Carlson is more influential than ever and the 2024 presidential election is already heating up.


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JohnRussell
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1  seeder  JohnRussell    4 weeks ago

It would be interesting to see him debate Trump. 

 
 
 
Snuffy
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1.1  Snuffy  replied to  JohnRussell @1    4 weeks ago

I never want to say never because people in the public eye will do strange and crazy things to stay in front of the public.  But I don't believe this would ever happen.  If Trump throws his hat in the ring for 24 I don't believe Carlson would run against him.

 
 
 
Just Jim NC TttH
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1.1.1  Just Jim NC TttH  replied to  Snuffy @1.1    4 weeks ago

Carlson would have a snowball's chance in hell if he ran................against anyone. I like the guy and his show but he just doesn't have what it takes to be a serious candidate or PotUS. Perhaps a House run but that's about it.

 
 
 
Ronin2
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2  Ronin2    4 weeks ago

Let it never be said that the left aren't ready to jump the shark when the opportunity arises. If there is no shark they will create one out of thin air.

Has Tucker given even the slightest hint he will run for President? He would have to fix his laugh before ever hoping to run. 

 
 
 
Just Jim NC TttH
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2.1  Just Jim NC TttH  replied to  Ronin2 @2    4 weeks ago
He would have to fix his laugh before ever hoping to run. 

Amen brother............

 
 
 
Tessylo
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2.1.1  Tessylo  replied to  Just Jim NC TttH @2.1    4 weeks ago

Praise Jesus!

LOL!

 
 

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