From Vivek Ramaswamy’s campaign:
On Wednesday night, political outsider and presidential candidate Vivek Ramaswamy dominated and stepped off stage as the unambiguous winner of the first Republican presidential debate in Milwaukee, WI, where he shared with the American people his optimistic vision for reviving national pride, shutting down the administrative state, ending the war in Ukraine, declaring economic independence from China, and reigniting our nation’s economy.
“Vivek Ramaswamy is a direct threat to the Establishment, which is why every career politician took turns tonight taking their shot at the new outsider,” said campaign CEO Ben Yoho. “Vivek dominated and spoke TRUTH at every turn. Tonight is just the beginning of the revolution.”
Here are a few of the top moments from Vivek at tonight’s debate:
Vivek: “If folks at home want to watch a bunch of people blindly bash Trump, they can just flip the channel and watch MSNBC right now. But I’m not running for President of MSNBC, I’m running for President of the United States.” (Link)
Vivek: “I reject the consensus that ‘winning’ in Ukraine is a vital U.S. interest. Nearly the entire GOP field rails against Biden, but cut through the grandstanding & it turns out they’re solidly with him on the most important foreign policy issue of our time. America First 2.0” (Link)
Vivek: “I’m the outsider on this stage. I’m not a politician. My parents came to this country 40 years ago with no money, and I’ve gone on to found multibillion dollar companies. I did it while getting married to my wife Apoorva and raising our two sons. That’s the American Dream. For a long time, we conservatives have been running *from* something. Now is our moment to start running *to* something. To our vision of what it means to be an American.” (Link)
Vivek: “TRUTH. 1. God is real. 2. There are two genders. 3. Human flourishing requires fossil fuels. 4. Reverse racism is racism. 5. An open border is no border. 6. Parents determine the education of their children. 7. The nuclear family is the greatest form of governance known to mankind. 8. Capitalism lifts people up from poverty. 9. There are three branches of the U.S. government, not four. 10. The U.S. Constitution is the strongest guarantor of freedoms in history.” (Link)