Vivek Ramaswamy confirms he will not accept vice presidential offers

 August 20, 2023

Republican presidential candidate Vivek Ramaswamy is surging in the polls prompting many to speculate he might make a good running mate for former President Donald Trump, who is still ahead in the polls by double digits.

However, he shut down speculation that he is interested in being anyone's vice president during an interview with Fox News' Neil Cavuto saying, "The fact is many of these people didn't know who I was six months ago. And we're still sitting before the first debate. Donald Trump and I think share something in common in that neither of us does well in a number two position. I'm built to actually lead the organizations that I've built. And I think that when I'm looking at the federal government, my greatest contribution, and one of my goals being to reunite this country, I'm going to be in the best position to get that done if I'm doing it from the top job."

Ramaswamy has grown his support base from 5% in June to 11% this month, according to the latest polls.

That growth is putting him in a position to leapfrog Florida Governor Ron DeSantis for the runner-up position behind Trump.

Ramaswamy isn't content with coming in second, as he continued saying, "I'm only going to be able to do that if I'm the next president. Leading a revolution like Reagan did in 1980, that's what I'm aiming to lead in 2024."

He could always change his mind, as there is a lot of time in between now and the Republican National Convention next July when the nominee will be chosen.