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Vivek Ramaswamy Report 2023

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This is an evolving reference page offering information about Vivek Ramaswamy. The top portion of this document provides an alphabetical list of policies, opinions, and topics. Then after the different positions are listed, general news is provided in chronological order.

Additional information is available on the campaign website, Vivek2024.com and YouTube Channel.

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Ramaswamy Contingency

As is explained below in this document, Vivek Ramaswamy is considered a top-tier GOP presidential candidate. Polls generally have him positioned in the top three.

In the current phase of the 2024 presidential election, all citizens regardless of party affiliation have an opportunity to help determine who will be on the ballot to represent the Republican Party.

If history is a guide, the 2024 presidential election will be a coin toss between the two main candidates on the ballot.

A “Ramaswamy Contingency” would be planning for the possibility of a future Vivek Ramaswamy presidency and the impact on society, business, education, the economy, and more.

Here is one example: If Ramaswamy shuts down the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (as promised), that will accelerate the development of Gen4 nuclear facilities such as Natrium reactors that use liquid sodium and traveling wave technology. This would result in abundant clean energy that would fuel the EV industry and related infrastructure. Such developments would impact personal and business decisions. A person may want to move to a state with factories and jobs connected to this next wave of energy diversity and distribution. That’s one example.

Here is another example: Ramaswamy has promised mass layoffs of federal government employees with a goal of a 75 percent reduction among the 2 million jobs. Can the Federal government function with only 500,000 employees? Maybe so, maybe not. Regardless, if you are a federal employee, you may want to start updating your resume and being exploring other career opportunities.

Tidal Wave Strategy

As of early August 2023, if we examine trajectories of the current political landscape leading up to the 2024 presidential campaign, Vivek Ramaswamy is the only candidate with the constellation of key requirements needed to win in 2024.

He is benefitting from the elements of a Tidal Wave Strategy (explained below), but not in a calculating manipulative way. He sincerely believes in the positions and policies he advocates.

  • Entire Voting Blocks — Rather than courting individual donors, Vivek is making promises to entire voting blocks and multi-billion dollar industries.
  • Limited Government — It takes a lot of time and money to draft 500-page proposals for reforming various government agencies. Such proposals are too long to read and hard to understand. Instead of doing that, he’s promising to shut down industry regulatory agencies as well as law enforcement agencies like the ATF and FBI. He’s promising to shut down the IRS. He is describing mass layoffs when 75% of the Federal administrative staff are let go. This will undoubtedly appeal to the limited government enthusiasts. This mirrors the layoffs in big tech (Facebook, Twitter/X, Amazon).
  • One Billion Supporters — Vivek has gained the attention and support of global influencers and news agencies around the world. It’s reasonable to question the value of having some supporters in Australia, Germany, India, or the U.K. if they can’t vote or give money. However, with our post-pandemic increased global connectedness, the impact of media influencers is immense. If there are currently a billion people contributing a single dollar of “value” through promoting awareness of Vivek, then he is currently at one billion dollars of in his campaign funding equity. In the U.S., some well-respected news agencies are posting talking-point video clips excerpted from lengthy interviews and presentations. These video clips are collectively flooding YouTube and social media. Go to YouTube and you’ll find numerous non-paid long-form “ads” promoting Vivek. What do campaign dollars buy? Advertising. Why go through the motions of collecting donations and spending it on ads if you can just sit back and get ads for free.
  • Trumpiest — Vivek is more Trumpy than Trump. He praises Trump’s policies and presidency, with the sole criticism that Trump didn’t deliver on all that he promised. While there are reasons to be critical of Trump, in doing so one risks inferring that his supporters are “a basket of deplorables” which would diminish support from Trump’s base. To retain the support of Trump’s base, one needs to repackage Trump’s message in a less offensive way while retaining the key deliverables. To someone like Vivek, a business-minded leader, it’s fairly easy to produce a second generation product that has more acceptance. This begins with having a new brand spokesperson who is more likeable and less offensive. In this way, he is able to retain a high number of Trump supporters without offending those who aren’t Trump supporters.

With a global base of an estimated one billion supporters, and the exclusive support of billion dollar industries, along with a world-wide palooza of independent self-funded social media volunteers, it will be unlikely for Vivek not to win in 2024 and 2028. He’s possibly the best that the Republican Party has to offer.

Democracy was established with guardrails that pre-date the present-day global online society. Thus, Democracy isn’t presently able to adjust for these soft inputs and meta-influences. As a result the system is functioning with less precision and less self-governance.

Democratic Party Response

The Democratic Party is not currently offering a dozen qualified charismatic young talented successful leaders to compete with the Republican field.

In the future, if the Democratic Party raises up a diverse offering of qualified candidates who resonate with independent voters, they will be in a better position to win. Also, it will be important to have a clearly defined platform of viable solutions, rather than a list of grievances with accompanying protests.

The best strategy for the Democratic Party over the next eight years would be to identify and build up effective leaders who can connect with a wide range of voters.



Vivek has promised to shut down the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives. [Source: Speech Video, Forbes via YouTube, 31 Jul 2023]

Big Pharma

“VT Town Hall: Vivek Ramaswamy Exposes Big Pharma Corruption” — For the first time, PBD Podcast hosts a Town Hall for a presidential candidate. Vivek Ramaswamy joins Patrick Bet-David to answer a variety of questions and make the case for why he should be the next president of the United States. [Source]


Vivek has promised to shut down the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. [Source: Speech Video, Forbes via YouTube, 31 Jul 2023]

Common Religious Values

“Is America Ready For a Hindu President? – Vivek Ramaswamy Makes His Case” — For the first time, PBD Podcast hosts a Town Hall for a presidential candidate. In this short clip, Vivek Ramaswamy is asked about his religious views as a Hindu. [Source]

Department of Education

Vivek has promised to shut down the U.S. Department of Education. [Source: Speech Video, Forbes via YouTube, 31 Jul 2023]


In the video above, Vivek explains his plan to shut down the FBI. [Source: NBC News via YouTube, 30 Apr 2023]

Global Suppliers – China and India

” ‘They Need to Step it up!’ – Can India Replace China?” — For the first time, PBD Podcast hosts a Town Hall for a presidential candidate. Vivek Ramaswamy joins Patrick Bet-David to answer a variety of questions and make the case for why he should be the next president of the United States. [Source]

Government Administrative Trimming

“Vivek’s Gameplan to Drain the Swamp Better Than Trump Did” — For the first time, PBD Podcast hosts a Town Hall for a presidential candidate. Vivek Ramaswamy joins Patrick Bet-David to answer a variety of questions and make the case for why he should be the next president of the United States. [Source]

Hunter Biden and Ukraine

“Vivek Ramaswamy implies America involved in Ukraine war because of Hunter Biden” —GOP presidential candidate Vivek Ramaswamy implied American involvement in the Ukraine war may be because of President Joe Biden’s son Hunter Biden. [Source]


Vivek has promised to shut down the IRS. [Source: Speech Video, Forbes via YouTube, 31 Jul 2023]


“Vivek Ramaswamy calls Juneteenth a ‘useless’ holiday, suggests canceling” — GOP presidential candidate Vivek Ramaswamy suggested canceling Juneteenth to make room for an Election Day holiday. [Source: NBC via YouTube, 6 Aug 2023]


“Vivek Ramaswamy & David Sacks on the All In Podcast: Transgenderism is a Mental Disorder” — [Source: Vivek Ramaswamy via YouTube, 6 Aug 2023]

Nuclear Regulatory Commission

In the video above, Presidential Candidate Vivek Ramaswamy describes his proposal to completely eliminate the Nuclear Regulatory Commission. [Source: Ramaswamy via YouTube, 5 Aug 2023]

U.S. Internal Conflict

“Vivek Ramaswamy: Expose the Rot, Unearth the TRUTH.” — Expose the rot. Reveal the truth. End the weaponization. End the corrupt war in Ukraine & repayment of family bribes with taxpayer $$. We have a very long way to go, but I believe deep in my bones that we will get there. Once we have unearthed TRUTH & secured justice, I would be willing to lay down arms 360 degrees and move forward as one nation. I’m not running to lead a political party. I’m running to lead the United States of America. [Source]

World Economic Forum

“Why Did Vivek Sue The World Economic Forum?” — For the first time, PBD Podcast hosts a Town Hall for a presidential candidate. Vivek Ramaswamy joins Patrick Bet-David to answer a variety of questions and make the case for why he should be the next president of the United States. [Source]


NBC (27 Aug 2023)

“Full Vivek Ramaswamy: I stand by calling Trump a ‘sore loser’ in 2020” — Republican presidential candidate Vivek Ramaswamy joins Meet the Press to address the racially motivated shooting in Jacksonville, Florida, his views on the 2020 election, why he would be a better president than Donald Trump and whether Mike Pence did the right thing on January 6th. [Source]

Forbes (26 Aug 2023)

“Why Everyone Did Well Except Vivek Ramaswamy At First Republican Presidential Primary Debate: Prof” — Professor Charles Lipson joins “Forbes Newsroom” to discuss the GOP debate and why he thinks Vivek Ramaswamy didn’t do well. [Source]

NewsNation (25 Aug 2023)

“GOP candidates criticize Vivek Ramaswamy on foreign policy” — Chris Grant, a senior adviser to the Vivek Ramaswamy presidential campaign, spoke with The Hill about the Republican’s stance on dealings with Russia and China. “Right now, Vivek is the only one who said he’s going to defend Taiwan,” Grant said. [Source]

Forbes (22 Aug 2023)

“‘Doesn’t Have Enough Experience To Back It Up’: Political Expert Weighs In On Vivek Ramaswamy” — University Of Iowa Professor Tim Hagle joins “Forbes Eye On Iowa” to break down the first 2024 Republican Presidential debate and each candidate’s performance. [Source]

Fox News (22 Aug 2023)

“Kellyanne Conway: Ramaswamy has stolen a bit from woke agenda” — Fox News contributor Kellyanne Conway discusses 2024 presidential candidate Vivek Ramaswamy’s growing popularity ahead of the first Republican debate. [Source]

GZERO Media (21 Aug 2023)

“Trump’s new rival, Vivek Ramaswamy” — An outsider, Vivek Ramaswamy, is portraying himself as the young Trump in the GOP. [Source]

MSNBC (19 Aug 2023)

“Biotech exec to Presidential candidate: why Vivek Ramaswamy is running to lead a ‘national revival’” — “I’m not running to lead a political party. I am running to lead a nation.”: Republican Presidential candidate Vivek Ramaswamy on why he’s on the ballot. How this former biotech executive tells MSNBC’s Symone Sanders-Townsend he’s preparing for his first candidate debate. He also discusses his controversial views on foreign policy and why he’s drawing a connection between the Maui wildfires and DEI initiatives. [Source]

Cuomo (15 Aug 2023)

“Stirewalt: Ramaswamy is a ‘gateway drug out of Trump’ but lacks empathy” — 2024 Republican presidential candidate Vivek Ramaswamy participated in his first national town hall on NewsNation, where he discussed faith, Trump and Ukraine. NewsNation political editor Chris Stirewalt joins “CUOMO” to discuss the town hall, saying while Ramaswamy won over some voters, he has a “ways to go” in showing empathy. [Source]

Grant Cardone (15 Aug 2023)

“Grant Cardone & Vivek Ramaswamy” — On today’s episode of Power Players I have Vivek Ramaswamy. He is an American entrepreneur and candidate in the 2024 Republican Party presidential primaries. [Source]

NewsNation (15 Aug 2023)

“Vivek Ramaswamy Town Hall on NewsNation” — Republican presidential candidate Vivek Ramaswamy spoke about polarization, free speech, international aggression and religious liberty during his first national town hall Monday on NewsNation. [Source]

Business Standard (13 Aug 2023)

“Can Indian-origin Vivek Ramaswamy be the Republican ‘OBAMA’ for US?” — Vivek Ramaswamy, a 37-year-old multimillionaire biotech entrepreneur, has burst onto the political scene as one of the top contenders in the Republican presidential race for 2024. His meteoric rise is shown in his leap into third place in the GOP race, and he’s hot on the heels of top contenders. Watch the video to know about Vivek. [Source]

Forbes (12 Aug 2023)

“Gov. Kim Reynolds Hosts Fair-Side Chat With GOP Candidate Vivek Ramaswamy At Iowa State Fair” — On Saturday, Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds (R) continued her fair-side chats with GOP Presidential candidate and businessman Vivek Ramaswamy. [Source]

Dan Abrams (8 Aug 2023)

“Vivek Ramaswamy on Dan Abrams Live on 8.8.23” — Join us as Vivek Ramaswamy engages in a compelling conversation with Dan Abrams on News Nation. Prepare for an enlightening dialogue that touches upon critical topics shaping our nation’s course. Discover the reasons behind Vivek’s recent surge in polls. Gain insight into his unique approach of not attacking opponents but instead offering a positive vision of what it truly means to be an American. Explore how he addresses the hunger for purpose and meaning in these challenging times. [Source]

ABC WMUR (6 Aug 2023)

“Ramaswamy defends Trump but wants to ‘move forward’ ” — [Source]

Fox News (6 Aug 2023)

“Vivek Ramaswamy: Young people are hungry for purpose, meaning and identity” — GOP presidential candidate Vivek Ramaswamy shares his message for young voters ahead of the 2024 presidential election on ‘Cross Country.’ [Source]

The Gazette (6 Aug 2023)

“Vivek Ramaswamy’s full remarks at Ashley Hinson’s BBQ” — Presidential candidate Vivek Ramaswamy spoke at congresswoman Ashley Hinson’s 3rd annual BBQ Bash on Sunday, August 6, 2023 in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. [Source]

10X Ladies (4 Aug 2023)

“Vivek Ramaswamy Speaks with Elena Lyons at the 10X Ladies Conference in Miami on 8.4.23” — Join us in experiencing an empowering and enlightening talk by Vivek Ramaswamy at the 10X Ladies Conference hosted by Elena Lyons in sunny Miami, Florida. Get ready to be motivated, inspired, and enlightened by Vivek’s thought-provoking insights. [Source]

PBS (4 Aug 2023)

“Vivek Ramaswamy | Full Episode 8.4.23 | Firing Line with Margaret Hoover” — Entrepreneur and GOP presidential candidate Vivek Ramaswamy discusses his critique of woke capitalism, his plan to eliminate federal agencies, his opposition to U.S. military support for Ukraine and why he believes America needs a political outsider. [Source]

Bret Baier (2 Aug 2023)

“Vivek Ramaswamy on Fox News’ Special Report with Bret Baier 8.2.23” — Vivek Ramaswamy joins Bret Baier on Fox News’ Special Report. [Source]

CNN (30 Jul 2023)

“Trump is facing new charges. Would Ramaswamy still pardon him if president?” — American entrepreneur and GOP presidential candidate Vivek Ramaswamy, tells CNN’s Kasie Hunt why he plans to pardon former President Donald Trump despite the new federal charges against him. [Source]

YAF (26 Jul 2023)

“Vivek Ramaswamy LIVE at the National Conservative Student Conference” — Hosted by Young America’s Foundation. [Source]

Blazemedia (14 Jul 2023)

“Vivek Ramaswamy Speaks with Tucker Carlson at the 2023 Family Leadership Summit” — Tucker Carlson interviews presidential candidate Vivek Ramaswamy at “The Summit,” hosted by Blaze TV. [Source: Family Leadership Summit via YouTube, 14 Jul 2023]

GMA (29 Jun 2023)

“Ramaswamy discusses his presidential bid” — Vivek Ramaswamy discusses his decision to be the first ever millennial Republican to run for the office of the president. [Source]

ABC News (4 Jun 2023)

“Ramaswamy would not reinstate transgender military ban” — ABC News’ Martha Raddatz interviews GOP presidential candidate Vivek Ramaswamy on “This Week.” [Source]

NBC News (30 Mar 2023)

“Full 2024 candidate Ramaswamy: ‘What we really need is a courageous leader,’ not Trump or DeSantis” — Republican Vivek Ramaswamy joins Meet the Press NOW to detail his run for president, and talks about his pledge to end affirmative action and promote states’ control over abortion laws. [Source]

Jordan Peterson (20 Mar 2023)

“Jordan Peterson Interviews Presidential Candidate Vivek Ramaswamy” — Dr. Jordan B. Peterson and Vivek Ramaswamy discuss ESG investing, the culture wars, the upcoming US presidential election, and Vivek’s recently announced candidacy. [Source]

By Greg Johnson

Greg Johnson is a freelance writer and tech consultant in Iowa City. He is also the founder and Director of the ResourcesForLife.com website. Learn more at AboutGregJohnson.com