Unlike the speech 2024 presidential hopeful Nikki Haley gave to the CPAC audience, fellow 2024 hopeful Vivek Ramaswamy sought to motivate the crowd to stand as Americans and take the country back. His speech was about choice, and many in the audience may have to make the ultimate choice when deciding who to vote for in 2024. Just because Trump is in the early polling lead doesn’t mean that he will remain in the lead. And for many GOP millennials, the theme taken by some GOP frontrunners is the “new generation,” and a “fresh” approach.
Ramaswamy started his speech by discussing his first choice in wokeness. In 2020 he had to make the choice of how his company, a biotech empire, would react to the Black Lives Matter movement. He chose not to take a stance, since as a medical company what responsibility did they have to get in the middle of the movement. But the issue was more than just that one stance on the BLM, it was about the woke left and how we as conservatives would fight against it. Which is when he started his organization and took a personal stance against wokeness.
The main point of his speech was the national identity and the crisis our country faces as we are lost in the middle of fighting woke culture. Fighting against transgenders, liberals, and the left in general has caused us to lose the American way. We are letting things get by that should be stopped. Keeping immigration closed, and stopping departments that are no longer useful for the American public are important. And while Donald Trump brought us into a new era of conservatism, we have to take the party and keep moving forward.
Vivek Ramaswamy’s motivation to run was entirely Donald Trump, according to him. Listening to Donald Trump and the success he had in 2016 was what pushed him to run. But now he wants to take the party and let the “next generation” freshen it up.