Larry Elder Is Running for President in 2024

Originally published April 20, 2023

Political commentator and conservative talk radio host Larry Elder announced on Thursday that he will run for President of the United States in 2024.

“America is in decline, but this decline is not inevitable,” he wrote in a Thursday evening tweet. “We can enter a new American Golden Age, but we must choose a leader who can bring us there. That’s why I’m running for President.”

Elder, a former California gubernatorial candidate, today also published an opinion piece for the OC Register in which he criticizes Democrats for pushing the idea of systemic racism in America in order to secure a near-monolithic black vote.

In the piece, he claims the Democrats “tell blacks that in the quest for ‘social justice’ and ‘equity,’ the Democrats wear the white hat and Republicans wear the black hat. It is a lie, without which Democrats cannot win presidential elections.”

He goes on to argue that the real crisis facing black communities is fatherlessness, citing that 70% of black children enter the world without a father in the home married to the mother.

The former gubernatorial candidate also highlighted his own success in California’s recall election, where he received 3.5 million votes and carried 57 out of 58 counties.

Elder’s campaign focused on issues like crime, high cost of living, homelessness, and poor government schools resonated with voters across the state, including those from outside California who contributed to his fundraising efforts.

Elder notes that an L.A. Times columnist once called him “the black face of white supremacy” for pointing out the high murder rates among young black males and advocating for school choice.

He counters the ad hominem, writing, “The people most hurt are the very black and brown people living in urban America whom the Democrats claim to care so much about.”

Furthermore, Elder calls out soft-on-crime policies supported by George Soros-backed district attorneys, stating, “Reduce the chance of a bad guy being caught, convicted and incarcerated, and crime goes up. They may be criminals, but they’re not stupid.”

American Faith Founder and CEO Phil Hotsenpiller (left) standing with conservative radio host Larry Elder (right)

Elder also emphasizes the importance of government’s responsibility to protect people and property and condemns policies that incentivize men to abandon their financial and moral responsibilities.

But he singles out the “10,000-pound elephant in the room,” which he believes is fatherlessness.

“Seventy percent of black children enter the world without a father in the home married to the mother; 50% of Hispanic kids and 25% of white children, which was the same percentage as black children in 1965. Today, 40% of all children in America enter the world without a father in the home married to the mother,” he writes.

“This is not a problem; it is a crisis.”

Elder rounds out the piece by reflecting on the advice of his father, who told him that hard work wins and to take responsibility for one’s own actions.

“My father, who never knew his own father, always told my brothers and me the following: hard work wins; you get out of life what you put into it; you cannot control the outcome, but you are 100% in control of the effort; and before you complain about what somebody did to you or said to you, go to the nearest mirror and ask yourself what you could have done to change the outcome,” he writes.

With the intention to address these pressing issues, Elder cleverly announced at the end of his article that “this son of a black face of white supremacy is considering running again — this time for president. We’ve got a country to save.”