Vivek Ramaswamy, a Republican presidential candidate, has halted spending on television advertisements just prior to the start of primary elections, despite maintaining his claim to remain in the race.
Subsequent to reaching a zenith of approximately 8 percent in the RealClearPolitics average of national polls in late September, his support has waned, with an average of approximately 4 percent since then. This decline has prompted some, including former President Donald Trump, to speculate on his future course of action.
Furthermore, on Wednesday, he stated to Politico that he had a “legitimate shot at winning the Iowa caucus.” However, his performance in Iowa thus far has been lackluster, garnering only 5.9 percent support, which is less than half the support of former South Carolina governor Nikki Haley (16.1%), less than a third of the support of Florida governor Ron DeSantis (18.6%), and less than a ninth of the support for Trump (51.3%).
Television advertising is “for chumps,” Ramaswamy stated in defense of the elimination of his television advertising budget, despite the fact that his campaign had previously spent millions on it.
“Mostly everybody who’s advertising on TV right now is probably wasting their money,” Ramaswamy told Politico. “And ourselves, we were included in that category. … It’s basically the most expensive [method] with least measurable results.”
Although there may be individuals who accept this line of reasoning, it appears that the former president does not share that view.
A significant portion of the international community, including Trump, appears to interpret Ramaswamy’s action as an indication that he has recognized the impending doom and will terminate his campaign in the near future.
“He will, I am sure, Endorse me,” Trump wrote on Truth Social on Wednesday.
“But,” he added, “Vivek is a good man, and is not done yet!”
Furthermore, it appears that Ramaswamy wishes for you to hold this view as well.
Prior to the Iowa caucuses on January 15, he told Politico that his campaign would place a greater emphasis on door-to-door canvassing, direct mail, and digital advertising as opposed to allocating additional funds to television.
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“The dynamics of the race have mostly been unrelated in recent months to the expenditure of television ads,” Ramaswamy said, explaining that other campaigns have poured money into television with little effect on their polling numbers.
He also said he planned to endorse Trump, as expected, if and when he did officially pull out of the race. CONTINUE READING…