Vivek Ramaswamy — who has surged to third place in most GOP presidential polls despite entering the race as a political unknown — has stated that he has no interest in a cabinet position if one of his GOP rivals manages to secure the presidency.
During an appearance on the Steve Hilton Show, Ramaswamy stated that he intends to return to the private sector if his presidential bid comes up short.
“I would not,” he said of a potential job offer if one of his GOP challengers defeats President Biden next November. “I think the right way to drive change for me in this country, if I’m not in this race, is through the private sector as I’ve been doing it. We all have to look ourselves in the mirror and ask ourselves, how can we make our unique contributions? I think there’s a lot of talented politicians, and if there’s a need for another politician to fill some rank, there’s a great deep bench to choose from.”
The presidential hopeful went on to say that he believes his candidacy will have an impact on the race even if his 2024 campaign comes up short. “I think in our movement, there’s a lot thinner of a bench when it comes to people who actually know how to build great enterprises, achieve great success. I’ve been writing one book every six months on average before this campaign in parallel with building those businesses,” he said.
While former President Donald Trump and Florida Governor Ron DeSantis have long been seen as the two most likely candidates for the 2024 GOP presidential nomination, Ramaswamy’s campaign has emerged as an early success story.
One recent poll from Echelon Insights measured a massive lead for the former president, though Ramaswamy has continuously gained on DeSantis to the point where he could overtake him. DeSantis garnered support from 16 percent of respondents while Ramaswamy came in third with 10 percent, a two-point increase from the previous poll.