Full disclosure: We didn’t even bother watching the first hour of the first 2024 GOP debate on Wednesday night. We were busy watching America’s real president sit down for a chat with Tucker Carlson on Twitter at that time.
During the second hour, we were a bit surprised by one candidate, however. Vivek Ramaswamy turned out to be a very good debater in the race for second place.
We’ve extensively covered all the reasons why we don’t trust Ramaswamy in the past, but there’s no denying that he is a good campaigner. And after stealing everyone else’s thunder in the debate, it’s pretty clear that he is a Trump plant who is there to disrupt the field in favor of the frontrunner (brilliant move by Trump).
We don’t trust Ramaswamy to lead the country, but he definitely showed up everyone else in the debate. He’s a funny, charming jerk-boy who is polished and well-spoken. He had rapid comebacks for everyone’s jabs, and on top of that, he was the only candidate who has good policy that largely mirrors Donald Trump.
For example, Ramaswamy was the only candidate on stage who was willing to say that climate change is a hoax—which it absolutely is. The rest of them sounded like they should be on Joe Biden’s White House payroll, with their slavish belief in global warming.
Watch as Ramaswamy savages the field in the race for second place behind Donald Trump: