Not Interested In Vice Presidency Says GOP’s Vivek Ramaswamy
On August 21, candidate Ramaswamy posted a shirtless clip of himself playing tennis. “Three hours of solid debate prep this morning,” he captioned it in reference to the August 23 GOP debate which Donald Trump is not expected to participate in.
WASHINGTON, DC (IANS) – Vivek Ramaswamy says he is not interested in becoming the vice president if he doesn’t win the Republican presidential nomination in 2024.
In an interview with Fox News on August 19, the candidate said that like his GOP rival Donald Trump, he would not do well in a number two position.”I’m not interested in a different position in the government,” he said in the interview.
“Frankly, I’d drive change through the private sector sooner than becoming a number two or a number the in the federal government,” Ramaswamy said.
In the past, fellow Indian American GOP presidential candidate Nikki Haley has also stated no interest in being the second-in-command.
Ramaswamy pulled off a surprise by tying with rival and Florida Governor Ron DeSantis in second place, according to a new poll. The Emerson College poll showed DeSantis and Ramaswamy tied at 10 percent each, behind former President Donald Trump, leading with 56 percent.
According to ‘The Hill’, almost half of Ramaswamy supporters said they will vote for him, while only a third of DeSantis backers said the same.
Emerson College Polling Executive Director Spencer Kimball said in a statement that Ramaswamy has made improvements in voters with postgraduate degrees, taking 17 percent of that group, and with younger voters, winning 16 percent of those younger than 35.
Meanwhile, Ramaswamy and his rivals are actively preparing for the GOP’s first 2024 presidential debate on August 23.