Vivek Ramaswamy Announces His 2024 Presidential Run

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After lots of teasing over the last few months, tech entrepreneur and Woke, Inc. author Vivek Ramaswamy has thrown his hat into the ring for a 2024 presidential run. Ramaswamy made his announcement on Tuesday’s Tucker Carlson Tonight.

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The 2024 Republican presidential field got a little bigger on Tuesday after Vivek Ramaswamy launched his campaign for the White House during a live interview on Fox News.

The 37-year-old Ramaswamy, a frequent guest on Fox News, is a health care and tech sector entrepreneur, and an author known for his criticism of so-called “woke culture” and “woke capitalism.”

Ramaswamy made his long-anticipated announcement on “Tucker Carlson Tonight” Tuesday, telling the host that the US is “in the middle of this national identity crisis.”

“We have celebrated our diversity and our differences for so long, that we forgot all of the ways we’re really just the same as Americans, bound by a common set of ideals that set this nation into motion 250 years ago,” Ramaswamy said, before making the big announcement.

“And that’s why I’m proud to say tonight that I am running for United States president, to revive those ideals in this country,” Ramaswamy told Carlson.

“Those basic rules of the road: meritocracy, the idea that you get ahead in this country, not on the color of your skin, but on the content of your character. The idea that you are allowed to speak freely, yes to be wrong sometimes, as long as your neighbor gets the same courtesy in return. The idea that the people who we elect to run the government, by the way, are the people who actually run the government, basic rules of the road,” he added.

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In a bench so far populated by fossils and Gen Xers, Ramaswamy is the first Millennial to declare his candidacy. So, just by virtue of his youth and his tech connections, he may have the Gen-Z sector on lock. And as an Indian American, he just cut into Ambassador Nikki Haley‘s narrative and demographic focus. Now that she’s been deemed past her prime by Don Lemon, she doesn’t have that much going for her.

But Ramaswamy is not without his detractors, and it didn’t take long for someone to draw first blood. Enter Human Events correspondent Jack Posobiec, accusing Ramaswamy of having ties to the World Economic Forum Young Global Leaders.

Another commenter on Posobiec’s thread also accused Ramaswamy of being connected to the Paul & Daisy Soros Foundation.

Ramaswamy immediately pushed back, which could be a good sign of future presidential mettle.

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Ooh. #SickBurn.

While I don’t see 2024 being the free-for-all of candidates that we had in 2016, the amped atmosphere at every presidential announcement indicates it still promises to be a full slate of candidates with the highs, lows, and surprises that accompany this. Now that the Republican Party is no longer the endorsed source for vetting candidates, it’s up to the American people to run every one of them through the cycle and see whose colors don’t run.

With this announced candidacy, Vivek Ramaswamy’s time for vetting has come.

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