Following a brief surge over the summer when he was in the running for Second Loser in the 2024 Republican primary, Vivek Ramaswamy seems to have stalled out. In fact, one of Vivek’s key staffers just bailed on him and took a job with the Trump campaign.
The campaign’s national political director, Brian Swenson, will be working directly with the upper echelons of the Trump campaign, starting immediately. The Trump campaign hasn’t commented on the new addition to the team.
Ramaswamy enjoyed a brief 15 minutes of fame over the summer when he was actually polling consistently at the top of the pack of losing candidates. He had surpassed both Nikki Haley and Ron DeSantis at one point. Probably because of that Eminem rap that he did at the Iowa State Fair, right? We hear that Iowa State Fair attendees are huge fans of Eminem, but don’t quote us on that.
Vivek seemed to be comfortably ensconced in second place behind Trump right up until he admitted that he’s an anchor baby on NBC News. His father is not and has never been a United States citizen. Therefore, Vivek is permanently ineligible to serve as President of the United States.
We’re almost to that point of the election cycle where campaigns are going to start rapidly hitting the dust. Just a couple of weeks ago, Robert F. Kennedy, Jr.’s entire campaign staff quit, including campaign director Dennis Kucinich and his national field director. It’s unclear at this point if Kennedy will even appear on the ballot in any states next year. Has anyone heard from Kennedy in the past two weeks? Someone should check on him.
In the meantime, Vivek Ramaswamy has promoted someone internally from his campaign to take over Brian Swenson’s job. But the writing is on the wall at this point. When key staffers start leaving, you can be sure that the campaign has just about reached its version of the finish line.