Larry Elder has started to hint at a possible presidential 2024 run. The longtime conservative commentator and former California Gubernatorial candidate say he would run on the importance of restoring the nuclear family.
“I’m thinking about throwing my “Black Face of White Supremacy” in the contest in 2024,” Elder said on an episode of the John Solomon Reports podcast. “I’m giving it real thought. I’ve been to Iowa about four or five times in the last month. I’ve been to New Hampshire. If I decide to do it, I’ll make an announcement sometime in February or March.”
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— John Solomon (@jsolomonReports) December 8, 2022
Elder was referring to when he ran for California governor. At the time of his campaign, the Los Angeles Times wrote a column referring to Elder as the “Black Face of White Supremacy.”
On John Solomon’s Podcast Elder claimed his No. 1 issue as a presidential candidate would be the absence of the Father and the importance of restoring the nuclear family.
“I have a couple of issues that I think I can bring to the table in a way more authentic than some of my other rivals can and that is the No. 1 problem facing this country is a large number of children in the world without a father married to the mother in the home,” he explained.
.@larryelder on why systemic racism is not the predominant issue in black communities: "The number one problem facing this country domestically is the breakdown of the family…you're far more likely to end up in jail without having a Dad than you are because of a racist cop." pic.twitter.com/Iqg4XpINui
— YAF (@yaf) December 1, 2022
He would not be the first to run on that particular issue as Former President Barack Obama also noted the absence of fathers when he ran for president in 2008.
“Obama once said a kid raised without a father is five times more likely to be poor, nine times more likely to drop out of school, and 20 times more likely to end up in jail,” Elder said. “Now the question is, why have we gone from 25% of black kids entering the world without a father in the home married to the mother to 70%?”
#1 problem for blacks is NOT “systemic racism.” It’s that 70% of blacks are born w/o a Dad in the home married to the Mom. @BarackObama said a kid raised w/o a Dad is 5x more likely to be poor; 9x more likely to drop out; 20x more likely to go to jail. Reparations won’t end this.
— Larry Elder (@larryelder) December 7, 2022
“We’ve incentivized women to marry the government,” he went on. Elder alluded to the fact that many single-parent women must rely on government money to help them make ends meet while raising their family alone. “We’ve incentivized men to abandon their financial and moral responsibility. And I’ve seen it firsthand in the inner city where I grew up.”
Elder continued his talk with Solomon by explaining that the notion of America being systemically racist is a myth. Elder elaborated by claiming that the real issue is the nuclear family declining in the black community and he can bring awareness to that.
“It is nonsense that America is systemically racist,” he concluded. “I think I can talk about that in a way more persuasive and more passionately than maybe some of my other rivals can.”