Draft Tucker PAC ad compares him to Rush Limbaugh, but it pegs high on the scamometer

If ever there is to be a President Tucker Carlson, the nation will have Fox News to thank — or curse — for the development.

While it’s unclear that Carlson is even interested in running for president, a political action committee has formed to draft the ousted Fox News host and release an ad to announce its launch.

“The Draft Tucker PAC, a hybrid PAC that filed paperwork with the Federal Election Commission in late April shortly after Carlson was ousted from Fox News, debuted an ad on Thursday evening that is set for an initial weeklong ad on the conservative Newsmax cable channel next week,” The Hill reported.

“Republicans need a new leader and Tucker Carlson is ready to lead,” the ad begins. “No one in America is more articulate and pins down leftists in both parties better than Tucker.”

“Tucker always fought for us, like Rush Limbaugh did,” the ad continues, juxtaposing images of Carlson and Limbaugh on the screen. “Tucker Carlson is witty, sharp, and mocks woke nonsense. Tucker will whip Biden in a debate. Sign the petition. Draft Tucker Carlson for president.”

Watching President Joe Biden try to keep up with Carlson in a presidential debate would be something to see for sure, but it’s hard to know what’s real in politics today.

With the advent of social media and journalism all but dead in America and most reporters little more than Democratic Party activists, discerning fact from fiction is not easy. We know that Donald Trump is seen as the frontrunner in the GOP primary and Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis, who is expected to announce soon, is a very capable option.

On that note, the chairman of the Draft Tucker PAC, Chris Ekstrom, doesn’t find either candidate “fully satisfactory.” Ekstrom is a former Texas congressional candidate and GOP donor who also backs the PAC financially, according to The Hill.

He admits that he only knows Carlson “vaguely,” and said he was approached — by who??? — about forming the PAC prior to Carlson being terminated by Fox News, but didn’t think it was feasible until he departed the network.

“I’m very concerned that they’re going to not move the debate as far right as it ought to be,” Ekstrom said, according to the site. “If Tucker Carlson entered the race in a reasonable amount of time and just continued in the same territory that he was covering at Fox, I think that’d be a rude awakening for both President Trump and Gov. DeSantis.”

It almost sounds like a Democratic psyop, as one social media user noted:

A source close to Carlson blasted the PAC as little more than a money-grubbing campaign, as noted by The Hill.

“Tucker is not running for president. He’s said that repeatedly on the record. Whoever is running this group is trying to make a quick buck and should be ashamed. No one should donate to this PAC,” the source said.

Attorney Harmeet Dhillon tweeted, “As Tucker’s attorney, I can unequivocally state that this PAC is unauthorized, that the people running it didn’t get his permission to use his name/likeness, and that it would be fruitless to contribute to such a PAC.”

But then, as the old saying goes, a fool and his money will soon be parted… here’s a sampling of other responses to the story from Twitter:


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