Vivek Ramaswamy isn't going to win the Republican nomination in 2024, but it's worth understanding the faux-anti-corporate pitch he's making to conservative voters
"He offers rapper Eminem’s “Lose Yourself” as his life’s theme song. “I think that children should be forced to listen to it,” Ramaswamy says, “the edited version, of course.”"
now THAT's a policy proposal
Loved this analysis! This faux-anti-corporate rhetoric reminds me a lot of the way Republicans approached voters struggling in coal country in the late 2010s. It worked incredibly well at getting former Democrats across Appalachia to flip to the Republican party. But after almost a decade later: nothing's materially changed for the average voter in these places. Mines and plants continue to close, local unemployment continues to rise and healthcare remains out of reach (both economically and geographically) for most. The GOP's populism only exists in its campaigns, not in its governance. We just need to find a more accessible way to get this message to the average voter.