Prior to the conclusion of the midterm elections, former President Donald Trump announced his candidacy for the presidency on the Republican ticket in 2024. This month, South Carolina’s Nikki Haley declared her candidacy for president of the United States. Tim Scott, another South Carolinian, as well as Ron DeSantis, Mike Pence, Ted Cruz, Kristi Noem, Greg Abbott, and a host of other national figures are among those rumored to shortly declare their candidacy in the Republican primary.
There is no shortage of eager Republican candidates in the primary, but Donald Trump and Nikki Haley are now the only other Republicans in the contest. This week, on Tuesday, a new candidate entered the GOP primary contest for the 2024 nomination.
Self-made man Vivek Ramaswamy launched his candidacy on Tuesday evening’s Tucker Carlson show on Fox News. “We are in the middle of this national identity crisis, Tucker, where we have celebrated our difference for so long that we forgot all the ways we are really just the same as Americans bound by a common set of ideals that set this nation into motion 250 years ago,” he said.
“That’s why I am proud to say tonight that I am running for United States president to revive those ideals in this country,” Ramaswamy announced on “Tucker Carlson Tonight.” He stated his intentions. “I think we need to put ‘merit’ back into ‘America’ in every spirit of our lives,” added Ramaswamy, who vowed to end affirmative action in “every sphere of American life.”
Ramaswamy is a conservative entrepreneur with expertise in the health care and technology industries. In an era of “wokeness” and exaggerated racism allegations, his thoughts may resonate with Americans who are fed up with these pressing concerns and the prevailing environment. He has also been an author and political activist. He was born and reared in Cincinnati, Ohio, by Indian immigrant parents.
FOX News reported on the declaration made by Ramaswamy:
The 37-year-old Ramaswamy, author of “Woke, Inc.: Inside Corporate America’s Social Justice Scam,” has been on what he’s described as a “listening tour” in recent weeks, which took him earlier this month to New Hampshire, which votes second in the Republican presidential nominating calendar.
Ramaswamy, who was dubbed “the C.E.O. of Anti-Woke, Inc.” in a New Yorker magazine profile last year, will return to New Hampshire on Wednesday, with multiple stops in Rochester and Manchester.
Today I’m launching not just a political campaign, but a cultural movement to revive American national identity itself.https://t.co/LcDB04ihNQ pic.twitter.com/koRfznikcQ
— Vivek Ramaswamy (@VivekGRamaswamy) February 22, 2023
“This isn’t just a political campaign; this is a cultural movement to create a new dream for the next generation of Americans,” Ramaswamy said in a campaign video, explaining his philosophy and campaign platform, “about the unapologetic pursuit of excellence in our country. It means you believe in merit; that you get ahead in this country not on the color of your skin but on the content of your character and your contributions.” CONTINUE READING…