Blaze Media, previously known as Glenn Beck TV, owned by renowned radio personality and former Fox News host Glenn Beck, has made an exciting revelation. Tucker Carlson, a former personality from Fox News, has been chosen to moderate the inaugural forum for the Republican presidential primary in the upcoming 2024 race. This forum is a collaborative effort with an organization called THE FAMiLY LEADER and is set to take place at the Family Leadership Summit in Des Moines, Iowa, on July 14.
The Blaze, through their official Twitter account (@TheBlaze), shared this news with great enthusiasm on Monday, saying:
“Blaze Media is teaming up with THE FAMiLY LEADER to bring you the first presidential forum of the 2024 Republican Primary season, hosted by Tucker Carlson. We’ll be live streaming this event all day Friday, July 14th on BlazeTV and the BlazeTV YouTube channel.”
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Blaze Media is teaming up with THE FAMiLY LEADER to bring you the first presidential forum of the 2024 Republican Primary season, hosted by Tucker Carlson. We’ll be live streaming this event all day Friday, July 14th on BlazeTV and the BlazeTV YouTube channel. pic.twitter.com/YdqAfoX0VR
— TheBlaze (@theblaze) July 10, 2023
This upcoming event will offer a platform for five Republican candidates to engage with potential voters and address crucial matters. The participants include Florida Governor Ron DeSantis, Senator Tim Scott (R-SC), entrepreneur Vivek Ramaswamy, former South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley, and former Vice President Mike Pence. However, it’s worth noting that former President Donald Trump, who is widely regarded as the frontrunner for the GOP’s 2024 presidential nomination, will not be present at the gathering.
Despite holding a significant lead of 53% in the GOP primary polls, Trump has hinted at the possibility of abstaining from participating in debates. He attributes this hesitance to his strong position in the polls, presumably to avoid potential clashes with debate moderators and networks. Ron DeSantis, his closest competitor, lags far behind by 32 percentage points in the polls. Nevertheless, Trump has not explicitly announced his decision to skip the forum, leaving room for the possibility of his attendance. It appears that he might be intentionally building suspense around whether he will ultimately take part in the forum. It is noteworthy that Trump and Carlson share a strong bond, with Carlson expressing his admiration for Trump and considering him the most significant American political figure of this century during a recent interview with Russell Brand.
In contrast to Trump’s position, DeSantis has emphasized the importance of debates in the primary election process and has affirmed his intention to participate in the official Republican National Committee (RNC) debate, regardless of Trump’s choice. The official RNC debate is scheduled for August 23 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.
To ensure broader access, the Iowa forum will be live-streamed on BlazeTV and the BlazeTV YouTube channel. This allows a wider audience to gain insight into the positions and plans of the potential candidates before the official RNC debate.
With Tucker Carlson as the host, the Iowa forum presents an early opportunity for Republican contenders to articulate their visions and connect with potential supporters. As the 2024 presidential election approaches, events like these will shape the landscape of the GOP primary and the competition for the party’s nomination.