Just a short time ago, top Fox News host Tucker Carlson was fired from the network. Fox News canned his highly-rated show for reasons that are still heavily obscured. Carlson, for his part, has stayed silent about the situation–but has vowed to re-launch his famous show, on the social network Twitter.
Millions of Americans were outraged that Fox would turn on their best host. Many are eagerly awaiting his return. But some think he deserves better than a pink slip and a show on Twitter. In fact, a PAC was formed to raise money–in the hopes of “drafting” Tucker into running for president. This is how he responded.
Former Fox News host Tucker Carlson responded — through his attorney – to a PAC that attempted to draft him for a 2024 presidential run, and he made it absolutely clear that he was not interested…
“It has come to Mr. Carlson’s attention that you are soliciting contributions and donor contact information from the public by representing that the funds will be used to draft Mr. Tucker to run for President in 2024,” Dhillon wrote, adding, “Mr. Carlson will not run for President in 2024 under any circumstances, and therefore your misrepresentations are damaging to Mr. Carlson and defrauding his supporters.” [Source: Daily Wire]
Ouch. A GOP donor was raising funds through a new PAC to get Tucker Carlson to run for president. But, as far as we know, Tucker has no plans to run for president in the upcoming election. From all appearances, he will be focusing on his new show. And so, he sent a stern letter through his lawyer, demanding the PAC to stop fund-raising off of this idea.
It is possible this donor was simply using the news of Tucker’s departure from Fox to pull in money. But campaign financing laws are very strict. The PAC would not have been able to use this money for anything other than getting Carlson to run. What was their plan, if Carlson declined?
The fact that someone from within the GOP would go this far to find a presidential candidate, though, is telling. It could suggest that there are plenty of Republicans who don’t believe the current candidates are viable. Donald Trump is the frontrunner, with several strong politicians also running.
Are there voters who think none of these candidates have what it takes to beat Joe Biden? Do we need someone else, like Tucker, to ensure the White House is freed from this leftist puppet?
Author: Bo Dogan