Well, well, well, look who’s decided to throw their hat into the ring for the 2024 Republican primary: Vivek Ramaswamy.
That’s right, Ramaswamy, a less-than-well-known Conservative author and businessman, has announced his candidacy for President of the United States.
If you’re scratching your head wondering who this guy is, don’t worry, you’re not alone.
But he doesn’t seem all that bad, tbh.
Ramaswamy appeared on Tucker Carlson Tonight to make his big announcement and debut a shiny campaign video on his freshly launched site. (Vivek already proving he knows how to pull out all the stops.)
In his announcement, Ramaswamy talked about reviving the basic rules of the road, meritocracy, and the idea that you get ahead in this country not on the color of your skin but on the content of your character. Obviously that is not exactly an *original* thought, but in this era of absurd wokeness, it’s still good to hear.
He also discussed how the nation is “hungry for a cause” and how we’re in the middle of a national identity crisis. He then proceeded to criticize “secular religions” like COVIDism, climatism, and gender ideology. Which, again – not original, but still refreshing.
I don’t know enough about this man’s domestic or foreign policy to call him a good candidate but hey, he had some good things to say about the culture war which is more than I can say for a lot of Republicans.
Here’s the thing though: Ramaswamy is the third candidate to announce his bid for the Republican nomination, alongside former President Donald Trump and former South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley. I mean, we know it’s not really a tight race between those two but Vivek’s success in a 24 primary may be even more unlikely than Nikki’s.
There’s also a little bit of an issue with his main claim to fame. Ramaswamy is a businessman who made his fortune in *pharmaceuticals* before founding his assets management firm.
Apparently, he’s set to self-fund his campaign… with all those pharma bucks conservatives will be criticizing in the 2024 primary.
Seems like a long shot for Vivek – but good for him, I guess?
The field might as well fill up. Trump shines brightest in a crowded field of presidential contenders and we all know how I want this primary to turn out.