Conservative contender Larry Elder, currently running for president in the 2024 GOP race, has made it clear that he is gunning for the top spot but wouldn’t turn down the opportunity to serve as a vice president under the likes of Donald Trump or Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis.
In a recent interview, Elder revealed that while his sights are set on the presidency, he is not blind to the possibility of joining forces with another candidate should the opportunity arise. His goal is to be the GOP’s presidential nominee, but he candidly admitted that if Trump or DeSantis were to offer him the vice presidential spot, he wouldn’t dodge the call.
Elder asserted, “I am running for president, I’m not running for vice president, I’m not running for a cabinet position. However in the unlikely event I’m not the party nominee, and if Trump or DeSantis or one of the other persons call and ask me to be vice president, I will take the call. I won’t let it go to voicemail.”
Elder has been vocal about his admiration for Trump, but he also confessed to having reservations about the former president’s ability to appeal to swing voters in crucial states. According to him, Trump is perceived so negatively by these voters that even a miracle wouldn’t change their perspective.
Despite his admiration for Trump, Elder also feels it’s high time the Republican Party shifts its focus. He suggests that for the GOP to secure a win in November 2024, they’ll need to rally behind a candidate who can attract swing voters in key states. Elder firmly believes he’s that candidate.
Moreover, Elder didn’t hold back when talking about current President Joe Biden, indicating that he’s undergoing “an obvious cognitive decline” and has “clearly lost it.”
The radio host, despite an unsuccessful attempt at California’s governorship in 2021 when Democrat Gavin Newsom was subjected to a recall vote, remains optimistic about his presidential bid.
Elder officially launched his campaign for president in April with a bold claim that America’s decline could be reversed, potentially ushering in a “new American Golden Age” under his leadership.
However, Elder is still struggling to make a substantial impact among potential primary voters. Recent polling data showed Trump and DeSantis leading the GOP pack, while Elder didn’t feature prominently. Regardless, Elder’s presidential bid and potential willingness to serve as vice president present intriguing possibilities for the 2024 GOP race.