Here we go, folks. Trump made a tease with a guest at a New Hamshire rally, and they both brought down the house.
Recently, we witnessed a surprising move from Vivek Ramaswamy. After a less than stellar performance at the Iowa caucuses, Ramaswamy suspended his campaign and endorsed Donald Trump, the GOP frontrunner. This endorsement came just a day after Ramaswamy wrapped up his campaign, where he secured only about 8% of the vote, significantly behind Trump’s 51%.
But what’s even more intriguing is the potential role Ramaswamy might play in Trump’s campaign or, dare we say, a hypothetical Trump administration. At a New Hampshire rally, Trump teased the audience about Ramaswamy’s future involvement, saying, “He’s going to be working with us and he’ll be working with us for a long time.” This statement set the crowd ablaze with cheers and even sparked chants of “Veep” among the supporters.
Ramaswamy, a biotech entrepreneur turned politician, started his race with little to no name recognition. Yet, he managed to outlast heavyweights like Chris Christie, Tim Scott, and Mike Pence. His journey was marked by remarkable efforts, including completing the “Full Grassley” twice, meaning he visited all of Iowa’s 99 counties at least two times. He also held more campaign events in Iowa than any other candidate. But despite these efforts, the Iowa caucuses didn’t swing in his favor.
Now, he stands alongside Trump, expressing his full support for the former president. In his own words on social media, Ramaswamy described this move as “America-First. One movement. Indivisible.” It’s a significant shift from a presidential hopeful to a supporter of another candidate within the same party.
So, what does this mean for the other candidates? Ramaswamy is openly urging Florida Governor Ron DeSantis and former U.N. Ambassador Nikki Haley, who finished second and third in Iowa, to rally behind Trump ahead of the general election. This call for unity might change the dynamics of the GOP’s approach to the upcoming election.
But the million-dollar question remains: Will Ramaswamy be offered a significant role in Trump’s campaign or potentially in his administration? When probed by Fox News’ Jesse Watters about the possibility of serving as vice president, Ramaswamy’s response was open-ended yet committed: “I want to serve this country any way I can.”
What’s clear is that Trump needs Ramaswamy.
Because he will bring in younger Republicans.
NBC’s entrance poll has Ramaswamy at 27% among Republicans under 45 vs 6% for 45 and above.
— Leon Sit (@politicsmaps) January 16, 2024
Trump finished 4th among Republican caucusgoers age 17-29 and lost each of the precincts covering Iowa’s four largest universities.
The myth of “GenZ MAGA” doesn’t exist off of this app. https://t.co/b5EK2a977t
— RRH Elections (@RRHElections) January 16, 2024
Trump brough Vivek on stage during a rally in New Hamshire and the two brought the house down.
The Trump train is taking off and no one can stop it. With Vivek on board we’re going to own 2024! The people who sold out and went against Trump are going to be begging to come back very soon. Too late!
— 🇺🇸Travis🇺🇸 (@Travis_in_Flint) January 17, 2024