Wednesday, Republican presidential candidate Vivek Ramaswamy foretold in a social media video that former South Carolina governor Nikki Haley’s vice presidential running mate, Florida Governor Ron DeSantis, would shortly join her campaign.
Ramaswamy stated, in a video where he sounded more like an advocate for the presidential campaign of former President Donald Trump than his opponent for the 2024 Republican nomination, that, inexplicably, “the system” would force that outcome and DeSantis would have no choice but to comply.
“Here’s the plot,” he wrote in the X post accompanying the video. “1. Narrow this to a 2-horse race between Trump & a puppet they can control. 2. Eliminate Trump. 3. Trot their puppet into the White House.
“Prediction: next up, Ron DeSantis joins Nikki Haley’s ticket as VP. Ron may not know it yet, but he won’t have a say in the matter,” he added.
In the post and video, Ramaswamy refrained from providing any explanation regarding the manner in which DeSantis would be coerced into serving as Haley’s running mate, stating only that “that’s what his donors are going to make him do.”
“The system wants to narrow this down to a two-horse race between Donald Trump and a puppet who they can control,” he said in the video, without explaining who or what he meant by “the system.”
“And it has become increasing clear that that puppet is not a Democrat; it’s not even [Democratic California Gov.] Gavin Newsom,” he said. “It’s Nikki Haley. It’s in our own party.”
Subsequently, Ramaswamy asserted that the withdrawal of former New Jersey governor Chris Christie from the nomination race constituted “another step in that plot,” as if it were a peculiarity for a candidate who could not exceed 3.5 percent in the RealClearPolitics average of national polls to abandon his efforts to win a race he was incapable of winning.
Since December 20, Ramaswamy’s average has been between 4.0 and 4.3 percent, having declined from an apex of approximately 8.1 percent in late September. However, he has shown no indication of abandoning the race just yet.
Subsequently, he predicted that DeSantis would once more join Haley’s ticket, as if that were an unprecedented development in the context of a presidential primary. (Astute readers of The Western Journal will undoubtedly recall that in 2016, Carly Fiorina signed on to the campaign ticket of Texas Senator Ted Cruz in an attempt to amass sufficient support to secure the nomination that year.)
“The whole game, it’s hiding in plain sight,” he claimed, again, without an explanation of who was “hiding” anything or why expected campaign maneuvering would have to be hidden in the first place.
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“Whatever it takes,” he added, although, again, he had only referred to predictable campaign moves. “The system will stop at nothing, and I mean nothing, to eliminate Donald Trump from contention. It’s disgusting.” CONTINUE READING…