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Vivek Ramaswamy Announces Presidential Bid

Nikki Haley isn't Donald Trump's only challenger anymore. She's not even his only Indian-American challenger. In fact, she's not even his only conservative Indian-American challenger. That is because entrepreneur Vivek Ramaswamy announced a presidential bid yesterday.

Ramaswamy did not specify which party's nomination he'll be pursuing. But to the extent that he has a name in politics, it is because he wrote the book Woke, Inc.: Inside Corporate America's Social Justice Scam. He also said that the main plank of his campaign, besides fighting wokeness, will be to repeal all affirmative action programs. So, you can probably make a pretty good guess as to which party's voters he's trying to attract.

We doubt that Ramaswamy would be getting any attention at all, but for the fact that he's charismatic, young, outspoken and a tech entrepreneur. The media eats that stuff up; Ramaswamy is basically the Andrew Yang of the right. And maybe he'll perform as well as Yang did—that is to say, gain enough traction to be asked about by pollsters and to make a debate stage or two. But he is not going to become president anymore than Yang is. We only mention his announcement because you'll be seeing his name some, and we're a full-service politics-analysis site. (Z)

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